Working in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary manner, School Psychologists play a critical role in supporting school teams in enhancing students’ academic, adaptive, social-emotional and behavioural skills, during their Elementary, Middle and Secondary School years. They play a supportive role in the identification, assessment, planning, implementation, reporting, and evaluation process.
The School Psychologist:
- Provides collaborative consultation regarding the nature of students’ strengths and needs, their educational implications, and ways to enhance learning and interpersonal relations
- May assist with pre-referral assessments and interventions
- Provides psycho-educational assessments for students referred by the School-Based Team
- May contribute to the design and evaluation of the IEP, including recommendations as outlined in assessment reports
- May provide in-service training in the area of assessment.
All Greater Victoria School District School Psychologists are certified by the BC Association of School Psychologists (BCASP) or registered with the College of Psychologists of BC.