What do School Psychologists Do?
School psychologists help STUDENTS:
succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally; understand their educational goals; develop self-advocacy skills; and understand and utilize educational supports.
School Psychologists help PARENTS:
understand child development, learning, behavior, and motivation; understand curriculum and instruction; understand and navigate special education assessment, school law and systems.
School Psychologists help SCHOOLS:
collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments; and strengthen connections between home, school, and the community.
What do School Social Workers Do?
School social workers help STUDENTS:
achieve maximum benefit from their educational opportunities; understand themselves and others; cope with social-emotional concerns; and develop decision making skills.
School social workers help PARENTS:
participate in their children's education; understand and meet their child's social and emotional needs; understand programs available to students; and utilize school and community resources.
School social workers help SCHOOLS:
understand factors that affect students; maximize school experience for students; utilize resources to meet the needs of students; and promote a safe school environment.