School psychologists fill a number of roles with Fremont Public Schools, applying their expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior, to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. One of the primary roles of school psychologists is assessment. They assess students suspected of having a disability as part of the process in determining eligibility for special services. School psychologists play a vital role as a multidisciplinary team member to assist in determining student needs and developing appropriate interventions and supports.
Their training in child development, assessment, and intervention makes school psychologists an integral part of school problem solving teams. They collaborate with educators, parents and other professionals to develop safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students. School psychologists help schools successfully improve academic achievement, promote positive behavior and mental health, support diverse learners, create safe, positive school climates, and strengthen family-school partnerships.
School psychologists possess a vast array of knowledge and skills, and are a valuable resource in the effort to ensure that all children and youth thrive in school, at home, and in life.