School psychologists have received specialized training in both psychology and education. Their training and skills allow them to work together with educators, parents, and other mental health professionals to ensure that every child learns in a supportive and safe environment. School psychologists understand that district procedures and effective teaching strategies are necessary for a child’s success, and are trained to help parents and educators. School psychologists are required to complete a graduate program of 60+ semester hours, including a year long internship. Their training emphasizes the following components: child development, mental health, learning, behavior, motivation, and school organization. School psychologists provide the following services: consultation, assessment, intervention, prevention, education, research and planning, and health care provision.

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