The Church School Psychological Service works toward promoting a healthy psycho-educational environment that facilitates the learning and overall development of school age children. This branch of service, generally manages any encounters pertaining to developmental disorders, learning difficulties and emotional and behavioural difficulties.
The school psychologist typically follows this procedural structure:
- discusses concerns about a child’s development and learning through consultation with the child, parent/s or legal guardian/s and school personnel;
- identifies a child’s needs (psychological, emotional, behavioural, educational or social) through consultation and assessment as appropriate;
- presents and explains findings to the family and/or School; and
- provides intervention and /or supports and advises on intervention in collaboration with the child, parent/s or legal guardian/s and school personnel