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Prairie Valley School Division
Located within Treaty 4 Territory
Psychology
Psychology team members provide support for individual students, teachers and parents with knowledge to understand academic and behavior issues. Psychology team members provide a variety of assessment tools and can offer referrals to other professionals and agencies to best support the needs of students. They may also offer assistance in future planning for post-secondary education and/or work life.
The goal of the prevention, intervention, follow-up service delivery model and a collaborative team approach is to work together, to share skills and knowledge in areas of expertise and to make appropriate educational decisions for all students.

Prevention
  • Consulting to support the planning of interventions for student learning and behavioural needs, including classroom environmental factors.
  • Advocating for diverse and multicultural populations.
  • Providing in-service/professional development and collaboration with other agencies/professionals to increase knowledge and capacity regarding various childhood related issues.
  • Facilitating public or classroom presentations on issues relating to student learning, behaviour and disorders.
  • Strengthening working relationships among students, educators, parents/guardians, and community services.
  • Supporting the development and implementation of service delivery models and policies such as pre-referral process, designations and personal program plans.
 
Intervention
  • Gathering pertinent information through file reviews, formal and informal interviews, previous assessments and reports, preferral information and observations.
  • Psycho-educational assessments within the cognitive, social, emotional and behavioural domain.
  • Interpreting the information gathered and generating a comprehensive and objective psycho-educational report.
  • Researching psychological, social and behavioural information and data.
  • Proposing recommendations and support for program planning.
  • Facilitating referrals to and consulting with other agencies/professionals.
  • Advocating for the student and parents/guardians.
  • Identifying strengths and areas of difficulty while relating them to academic performance and behaviour.
  • Helping to facilitate transition and adjustment.
  • Diagnosing childhood psychological and learning disorders.
  • Providing crisis intervention, crisis response and risk assessments as needed.
  • Working with teachers to develop adaptations and accommodations to support learning and/or behavioural
    needs of students.
  • Holding meetings with the parents/guardians, student, and teacher to provide an opportunity to discuss the
    assessment results and to identify any further recommendations.
 
Follow-up
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of prevention and intervention support.
  • Providing feedback from outside agencies as available.
  • Reviewing and recommending changes to the service delivery models and policies.
  • Supporting and monitoring the implementation of the adaptive dimension and changes in the student’s developmental program.
 
The psychology team is an integral part of a larger, collaborative team that takes a holistic approach to working with students. This team includes not only the school and other professionals, but also the parents/guardians, outside agencies, Student Services personnel, and often the student themselves.