School psychologists focus on enhancing academic success and promoting healthy emotional adjustment. Emphasis is placed upon developing school-wide initiatives that make schools safer and more effective, designing programs for at-risk children, and promoting tolerance and the understanding of individual differences. School psychologists work directly with children, families, and educators to assist students in attaining their unique potential and in becoming productive citizens with bright futures.
A school psychologist is a specialist whose training is based on a combination of the principles of child development, psychology, and education. School psychologists assist children, parents, and educators in promoting dynamic school environments in which all children can learn.
A variety of support services may be available. The types of services may include:
- Consultation with parents, teachers, students, administrators, and other professionals that is designed to promote academic/behavioral progress
- Comprehensive assessment/identification of students with disabilities
- Professional learning
- Crisis intervention
For more information contact:
Althea Collins, Lead Psychologist 706-629-4474 Ext 8155
Talitha Malone, School Psychologist 706-629-4474 Ext 8154