Content Relevant to Psychologists: Assessment

Psychologists: Assessment: A Professional Description

Assessment psychologists utilize interviews, observation and standardized tests to answer questions about learning style, attention, educational needs, intellectual functioning, emotional status and diagnoses. A formal psychological evaluation generates recommendations for treatment, academic accommodations and behavioral management. These are communicated during meetings with parents and professionals, and in a comprehensive written report that can be shared with schools and caregivers.

Below is a list of any content on the Specialists of Schools website that may be relevant to individuals working in this profession.

What role can psychologists/speech therapists/tutors play in a school setting?

Some schools have consulting specialists on staff, or use the services of their local Intermediate Unit. Outside specialists may be invited in as consultants after they have observed or evaluated a child. These professionals should maintain regular communication with teachers while providing therapies or tutorial services to students.