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School Psychologists

School Psychologists

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School Psychologists Description

Investigate processes of learning and teaching and develop psychological principles and techniques applicable to educational problems.

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School Psychologists Tasks
Core Tasks
  • Select, administer, and score psychological tests.
  • Report any pertinent information to the proper authorities in cases of child endangerment, neglect, or abuse.
  • Develop individualized educational plans in collaboration with teachers and other staff members.
  • Collaborate with other educational professionals to develop teaching strategies and school programs.
  • Design classes and programs to meet the needs of special students.
  • Compile and interpret students' test results, along with information from teachers and parents, to diagnose conditions, and to help assess eligibility for special services.
  • Interpret test results and prepare psychological reports for teachers, administrators, and parents.
  • Maintain student records, including special education reports, confidential records, records of services provided, and behavioral data.
  • Assess an individual child's needs, limitations, and potential, using observation, review of school records, and consultation with parents and school personnel.
  • Promote an understanding of child development and its relationship to learning and behavior.
  • Attend workshops, seminars, or professional meetings to remain informed of new developments in school psychology.
  • Serve as a resource to help families and schools deal with crises, such as separation and loss.
  • Refer students and their families to appropriate community agencies for medical, vocational, or social services.
  • Counsel children and families to help solve conflicts and problems in learning and adjustment.
  • Provide consultation to parents, teachers, administrators, and others on topics such as learning styles and behavior modification techniques.
  • Collect and analyze data to evaluate the effectiveness of academic programs and other services, such as behavioral management systems.
  • Initiate and direct efforts to foster tolerance, understanding, and appreciation of diversity in school communities.
  • Provide educational programs on topics such as classroom management, teaching strategies, or parenting skills.
  • Conduct research to generate new knowledge that can be used to address learning and behavior issues.

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