School Psychology Program
The ESU #1 school psychology program provides services in consultation, assessment and intervention to assist educators, parents and other professionals in understanding the learning, social-emotional and behavioral needs of students and in identifying effective strategies to help all children be successful learners.
Local school districts contract with ESU #1 for school psychology services, which are provided by an ESU #1 psychologist assigned to each district. Services may be requested by educators, parents or other professionals through the multidisciplinary team of the local school district.
These services include:
• Consultation to provide effective alternatives to teachers, parents and administrators about problems in learning and behavior.
• Assessment of learning aptitude, academic skills, social and behavior needs, and eligibility for special education services.
• Intervention to help children experiencing problems with learning and adjustment, including educational strategies, behavior management, social skills training and, when appropriate, individual or small group counseling.
• In-Service/education for educators, parents or communities about child development, learning and behavior interventions and parenting skills.
• Assessment and support services for children with autism.
• Multicultural assessment.
Billie Hightree-Sitzmann – Psychology Coordinator – [email protected]