What do school psychologists do, exactly?

Posted on February 29,2012 by shansenmspp

School psychologists....

write reports.

call parents.

administer academic and cognitive assessments.

play Chutes & Ladders.

rely on statistical knowledge.

organize social skills groups.

implement preventive mental health programs.

make copies.

attend Child Study Team meetings.

rewrite reports.

consult with teachers.

help figure out if a child should receive Special Education services.

liaison with community health organizations.

research topics relevant to their students and school.

write 504 health accommodation plans.

counsel students.

evaluate programs.

run Individualized Education Plan meetings.

work with students on transition planning.

collaborate with speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, special education teachers, school administrators, physical therapists, social workers, guidance counselors, and many others.

implement behavior management plans.

attend morning circle time.

write student education goals.

prepare for state-administered assessments for students with documented disabilities.

observe students in the classroom.

eat cafeteria pizza.

make recommendations.

strive to reduce bullying.

assess curriculum.

head professional development trainings.

ensure that students' psychological & educational needs are being met.