• NASP (National Association of School Psychologists) 
     
     
    WHAT DO SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS DO?
     
    School psychologists provide direct support and interventions to students; consult with teachers, families, and other school-employed mental health professionals (i.e., school counselors, school social workers) to improve support strategies; work with school administrators to improve school-wide practices; and collaborate with community providers to coordinate needed services.
     
    SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS HELP STUDENTS THRIVE!
     
    School psychologists are uniquely 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 academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. School Psychologists partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community. 
     
    SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS HELP SCHOOLS SUCCESSFULLY:
    • Improve academic achievement
    • Promote positive behavior and mental health
    • Support diverse learners
    • Create safe, positive school climates
    • Strengthen family-school partnerships
    • Improve school-wide assessment and accountability 
    WHY DO CHILDREN AND YOUTH NEED SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS?
     
    All children and youth can face problems from time to time, related to learning, social relationships, making difficult decisions, or managing emotions such as depression, anxiety, worry, or isolation. School psychologists help students, families, educators, and community members understand and resolve both long-term, chronic problems and short-term issues that students may face. they understand how these issues affect learning, behavior, well-being, and school engagement. School psychologists are highly skilled and readily resourced in the effort to ensure that all children and youth thrive in school, at home, and in life.  
     
     
     
    *This information has been adapted from:
    National Association of School Psychologists (2014). Who are school psychologists. Retrieved September 5, 2017, from http://www.nasponline.org/about-school-psychology/who-are-school-psychologists
Last Modified on January 9, 2019