School Psychologists are highly trained in the areas of child development, learning theory, motivation, and education. 

     They are part of the team of professionals that determines eligibility for special education services.

 

     School psychological services include but are not limited to:

    • Consulting with others to plan and develop school programs and interventions to meet specific needs of children or groups of children;
    • Conducting and monitoring interventions;
    • Conducting interviews;
    • Performing observations;
    • Administering psychological tests and other assessment procedures;
    • Interpreting assessment results;
    • Obtaining, integrating, and interpreting information about child behavior related to learning;
    • Diagnosing psychological disorders that effect learning and/or behavior;
    • Participating in the provision of a program of mental health services, including counseling for children and/or parents.

                      - Ohio Dept. of Education Operating Standards for Ohio Schools Serving Students with Disabilities

 

 

                    Parents can obtain further information on the role of the School Psychologist at the Ohio School Psychologist Association website.

 

 

 


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