• Psychology

    Psychology or Psychological Services are delivered by a school psychologist as a related service when they are necessary to help a child with a disability benefit from their educational experience.

    Psychological services include the following:

    • Administering psychological and educational tests and other assessment procedures
    • Interpreting assessment results
    • Obtaining, integrating, and interpreting information about child behavior and conditions related to learning
    • Consulting with other staff members in planning school programs to meet the special educational needs of children
    • Planning and managing a program of psychological services, including psychological counseling
    • Assisting in developing positive behavioral intervention strategies 

    District 65 currently has 12 school psychologists, one serving each of the three middle schools and the others split between two schools. Their responsibilities include the following:

    • Case study evaluations and re-evaluations
    • Participation on the problem-solving team
    • Consultation with both general and special education staff
    • Counseling with individuals, group work, and classroom work with students, such as Second Step, Anti-Bullying groups, and Red Flag Suicide Prevention
    • Progress monitoring students with disabilities in conjunction with special education teachers
    • Building inclusion coaches
    • Tier 2 check-in and check-out
    • Function Behavioral Assessments using SWIS and CICO data analysis
    • Data collection via classroom observations
    • Crisis interventions
    • Required reports and paperwork
    • Attend training and staff meetings
    • Provide training and/or workshops for staff and community members
    • Perform additional tasks as determined by principals and supervisors