Columbia School District
Special Education and Student Services
Helping children achieve their best. In school. At home. In life.
–National Association of School Psychologists
What is a School Psychologist?
School psychologists are school-based mental health professionals who help students succeed academically, socially, and emotionally through continued collaboration with teachers, parents, and outside professionals. They work with both with students who receive special education services and those who do not. They provide assessment, intervention, consultation, and collaboration.
Please click on the video below, to learn more. The video showcases the role of the school psychologist in helping children strive, grow, and thrive.
Some of responsibilities of a school psychologist include:
Teaching social skills, behavioral strategies, being attentive, mindfulness, goal setting, study skills, peer mediations, etc.
Assessment of academic and behavioral issues
Consultation with teachers, parents, administrators, and outside service providers
Testing for eligibility of special education (i.e., aptitude, socioemotional development, multiple disabilities)
Crisis team intervention
Proactive prevention (Positive Behavior Intervention Support/PBIS, Scientifically Researched Behavioral Intervention/SRBI, Social Emotional Learning/SEL)
Reducing Stress in Kids
Wishes for Wilson's
Explanation of Wilson's Disease in Support of HWP Student