School Psychology

School psychologists complete evaluations to support eligibility for special education services. School psychologists also help school teams plan and develop programs for student success.

School psychologists help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. They work with educators and parents to create supportive learning environments for students. School psychologists tailor their services to the individual needs of each child.

Our school psychologists:

  • serve as case managers for the special education referral and evaluation processes
  • complete a written summary analysis
  • preside over the eligibility determination meeting
  • provide guidance for IEP development

We also provide these core services:

Consultation

  • help teachers, parents, and administrators find alternatives to problem behaviors
  • help others understand child development and how it affects learning and behavior
  • strengthen relationships between educators, parents, and community services

Assessment

  • academic skills
  • developmental abilities
  • social/emotional skills
  • functional behavior
  • adaptive skills
  • eligibility for special education

Education

  • share teaching and learning strategies, with emphasis on special needs populations
  • work face-to-face with children and families
  • help solve conflicts and problems in learning and adjustment
  • provide social-skills training, behavior management, and other strategies
  • help families and schools deal with crises, such as separation and loss

School psychologists also help with intervention, prevention, research, and planning within various school settings.

Contact Us

Steve Bigelow
Senior Director

360-748-3384
360-748-8360