School psychologists have specialized training in cognitive development, social/emotional functioning as well as school based assessments. Psychologists work with parents, teachers, support staff, administrators and mental health professionals to ensure that every child learns in a safe, healthy and supportive environment. They provide direct services to students in both individual and group settings, to help them build the skills necessary to access the curriculum. Psychologists understand child development, school systems and effective teaching and are prepared to address difficulties that may otherwise impede successful learning. Additionally, our psychologists provide early identification of learning, and social/emotional needs and collaborate with educational personnel and parents to provide necessary resources. School psychologists are an integral part of the development of system wide programs as well as the planning and implementation of Response to Intervention and Individualized (RTI) Education Plans.