Series: Series5000     Sub Series: 5000     Policy Number: 5430
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Psychological services will be provided by the district to help those students in need of such service. The district shall employ a certified school psychologist to perform such services. All persons directly or indirectly concerned with any case referred for psychological services shall handle all related information in a confidential and professional manner.

The School Psychologist shall have the following duties:

1. Preventing educational and behavioral problems through early identification and consultation.

2. Identifying special needs of children through consultation, observation, and other psychological and educational assessments.

3. Analyzing, integrating and reporting psychological and educational information about child behavior and conditions relating to learning.

4. Consulting with school and agency personnel, parents, other caretakers, and/or children and youth in planning, implementing and evaluating school programs and interventions to meet the identified psychological and educational needs of children.

5. Planning and managing a program of psychological services including:

a. pre-referral and assessment services;

b. early identification services;

c. intervention and counseling for children;

d. parent counseling and training; and

e. program evaluation and applied educational research.

6. Other activities as defined by state and local educational agencies.

District Reference:

General Reference:

Education Law §3602(32) 
8 NYCRR §100.1,2

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