Psychology and Social Work Services
Scott Edington, Ph.D. - Psychology and Social Work Services Department Chair
The goal of the Department of Psychology and Social Work Services is to maximize each student’s learning experience. This is accomplished through the delivery of a combination of evaluative, counseling and consultative services.
Psychology and Social Work Services may be provided to students receiving Special Education. Students are referred via the Planning and Placement Team (PPT) process. Psychologists and Social Workers may assist the PPT in determining if the child has a disability. they do this by completing specific evaluations. These evaluations may focus on, but are not limited to, assessment of cognitive ability, social emotional functioning, personality matters, adaptive behavior, perceptual motor ability and processing strengths and weaknesses.
Counseling services are provided to both Special Education and General Education students. The School Psychologist and/or Social Worker participates in the Early Intervention Process and provide services as defined by the EIP Plan.
Consultative Services are provided to staff and administration in several ways. The Psychologist and Social Worker typically are members of both the EIP Team as well as the PPT. On both teams they provide consultative service. Consultation may also be provided to individual teachers that have concerns with one of their students.
In addition, School Psychologists and Social Workers provide services that are integral to each school and enhance the quality of education for all students. Affective Education Programs, Character Education, Crisis Management, Grief Counseling, liaison with other agencies and facilitating referrals to the Department of Children and Families are but a few examples.
For more information, you may contact the Pupil Personnel Services at 860-622-5112.