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Psychological Services
Who are School Psychologists?

School psychologists have specialized training in both psychology, education, and mental health. 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 skills and Learning 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
Promotion of mental wellness

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
Psychological Services
Lead Psychologist, Dr. Rachel Moore

167 Werz Industrial Blvd.
Newnan, GA 30263
Ph: 770-254-2810, ext. 2023
​E-mail: rachel.moore@cowetaschools.net