National School Psychology Week!
This year’s theme is “Let’s Get in Gear,” which encourages practitioners to Grow, Engage, Advocate, and Rise. You can read more about the theme and how to utilize this approach with staff and students in school here.
What do School Psychologists do?
In addition to assessment and evaluation, School Psychologists are also trained in supporting students, teachers, and families in mental health, behavioral support, and academic needs. They are qualified members of school teams that support students’ ability to learn and teachers’ ability to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior, to help children and youth succeed.
Who do they work with?
School psychologists partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals. Additionally, they aim to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community.
If you see your school psychologist this week, please thank them for all that they do to support students and staff in your building!