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Psychological Services

Maria Carroll, Ed.S., Lead Psychologist
Coweta County School System Central Office
167 Werz Industrial Drive
Newnan, Georgia   30263
Phone:  770-254-2810 ext. 2027
Fax: 770-254-2828
Email:  maria.carroll@cowetaschools.org



Psychological Services 2016


Who Are School Psychologists?
Your School Psychologist
What is RTI

What is a successful Parent/Teacher conference and how to obtain one?
A Tip sheet for Parents
Frequently Asked Questions

Learning websites
Test Taking Strategies
Test taking Tips
Study skills
Kid Friendly search engines
Student Mental Health and Academic Impact

Department of Education
USA
Georgia

Data Daze
Coweta County RTI
Principals Meeting July 20, 2016

 
Who Are School Psychologists?

whoisSchool psychologists have specialized training in both psychology and education. They use their training and skills to team with educators, parents, and other mental health professionals to ensure that every child learns in a safe, healthy and supportive environment. School psychologists understand school systems, effective teaching and successful learning. Today’s children face more challenges than ever before. School psychologists can provide solutions for tomorrow’s problems through thoughtful and positive actions today.
 
What Do School Psychologists Do?

School psychologists tailor their services to the particular needs of each child and each situation. School psychologists use many different approaches, but most provide these core services:

 

Consultation

Give healthy and effective alternatives to teachers, parents, and administrators about problems in learning and behavior

Help others understand child development and how it affects learning and behavior

Strengthen working relationships between educators, parents and community services

Enhance understanding and acceptance of diverse cultures and backgrounds

Assessment

Use a wide variety of techniques at an individual, group and system level to evaluate:

  • Academic skillsLearning aptitudes
  • Personality and emotional development
  • Social skills
  • Learning environments and school climate

Intervention

Increase achievement by assessing barriers to learning and determining the best instructional strategies to improve learning

Assist with the Response To Intervention (RTI) process

Provide counseling, instruction, and mentoring for those struggling with social, emotional, and behavioral problems

Help families and schools deal with crises, such as separation and loss

Prevention

Develop school-wide initiatives to make schools safer and more effective

Education

Develop programs on relevant topics such as:

  • Teaching and learning strategies
  • Classroom management techniques
  • Crisis management

Research and Planning

Generate new knowledge about learning and behavior

Collect and analyze data related to school improvement, student outcomes and accountability requirements

Health Care and Community Provisions

Collaborate with families and community-based personnel to provide a comprehensive model of services