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Support Specialists: Psychologist's Desk

Roles:

  • Early childhood development consultant for staff, parents and the greater community.
  • Facilitator of Good Touches / Bad Touches: Child Abuse Prevention program, held during the spring semester.
  • Counselor / Play Therapist for children with social and/or emotional issues.
  • Facilitator of children's social development through classroom community building activities.
  • Member of Instructional Support Team (IST).
  • Member of Kindergarten Screening Team.

Goals:

  • To work in conjunction with staff to identify children at risk for academic, social, and/or behavioral problems.
  • To maximize student's academic success in Kindergarten and 1st grade through:
  • Classroom observations to help staff and parents gain insight into a child's development.
  • Formal assessments to identify areas of strengths and needs for a child.
  • Helping teachers make modifications to their instructional techniques when necessary.
  • To maximize student's social / emotional development through:
    • In-class or in-office counseling to encourage positive social interactions.
    • Observations to determine motivations of behavior or difficulties.
    • Development of intervention or behavioral support plans to promote appropriate, pro-social behaviors.
  • To facilitate acceptance within the Kindergarten and 1st grade community of children with adverse needs.

May be reached at 793-6130 extension 5510

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Support Specialists