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What is School Psychology?
School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties
School Psychologists serve students, teachers and schools in a variety of ways. They receive specialist or doctoral level training in academics and behavior as well as the systems of schools. School psychologists consult with teachers, collect and interpret data including progress monitoring; evaluate individual students using multi-methods and sources; support school-wide practices; have expertise in positive psychology, academics/ learning, behavior and mental health, prevention services, intervention including special education, crisis response and recovery, ecological systems, families, communities, schools; research/ evaluation, and professional ethics.
The simple version of this description is "School psychologists are here to help!" We work with students, parents/ families, teachers, and school administrators to meet the needs of individual students and the school. School psychologists are part of the school team. School staff contact the school psychologist at their school when needed to give our students support.