School Psychologists have extensive training in research-based educational and psychological practices and collaboration skills. Their duties include:

  • providing consultative services to school personnel, other BOCES staff, and families about students’ learning, behavior, and their learning environments

  • developing, implementing, and supporting individualized or group academic and behavioral interventions to promote academic success

  • participating as part of the multidisciplinary assessment team by providing accurate and comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations to identify individual strengths and learning challenges to determine eligibility for special education and related services

  • assisting in developing Individual Education Plans (IEP’s)

  • providing school-based mental health psychological services and crisis response

  • providing education and professional development for educators, staff, and families

  • participating in screening and early identification activities