School Psychologists

School Psychologists provide services and interventions to address the academic, social, behavioral and emotional needs of students. RTI services include early identification of learning and behavioral needs and close collaboration among teachers, special education personnel and parents to provide necessary resources to ensure that students make progress in the general education setting. School psychologists are trained in consultation, academic and behavioral interventions, counseling, research and evaluation. Psychologists’ services can be used to help develop system-wide programs, specific assessments and individualized intervention plans. Psychologists collaborate with administrators, district social workers and speech therapists to address social and emotional needs of students. Psychologists are leaders in school intervention teams and play a critical role in developing and monitoring early intervention plans as well as evaluating students’ cognitive, behavioral and mental health functioning. RTI services include individual and group counseling, parent groups and school wide consultation.