What is School Psychology?

May 16, 2016


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By Guest Blogger: Amy Williams Working day in and day out with a primarily teenage crowd can be a bit of a daunting task. Throughout the school system there are countless positions, situations, and jobs, which call for an…

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It’s a New Year and time for some resolutions. Typically we focus on ourselves with New Year’s resolutions, but this year maybe we should decide on a resolution that will help our children to succeed in school. Here are a…

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-artwork by Paul King at It’s the time of year for IEPs. Too many times, parents sign plans without fully understanding. Do your homework before the meetings to understand the process of the meeting and some of the…

Being a School Psychologist is not an easy career, but it IS a worthwhile career. To be honest, there are intense days, when the needs of so many children pile up, with solid timelines looming, reports to write, children to…

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As much as we wish we could, we can not completely shelter our children from the knowledge that horrible tragedies do occur. Thinking about tragedies can be terrifying to us and our children. Parents often feel unprepared for questions children…

Do you wonder if your child might have ADHD? More than 5% of children now have a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Parents often look at hyperactive or impulsive behaviors and wonder, “Is this normal or is this ADHD?”…

This article was originally posted on School Psychologist Files. Sensory Processing Our senses help us understand and navigate our world. They help us feel, see, taste, etc. When one or more of those processes is more or less sensitive…

I spend most days of my life working with various students who are at different parts in the sped referral process. I attend Child Study Meetings where we decide if we are going to evaluate a student. I observe and screen children…

Dedicated to the lady at Walmart with the screaming kid and all of us “good parents” who have been that lady at Walmart. One of the most difficult behaviors for parents or teachers to address is explosive behavior, a child…


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