CCS School Psychologists
 
 
Cabarrus County Schools - School Psychologists
 
 
 

Who Are School Psychologists?

School psychologists are uniquely qualified members of school teams that support students’ ability to learn and teachers’ ability to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior, to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. School psychologists partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community. 

 
What Do School Psychologists Do?

School psychologists provide direct support and interventions to students, consult with teachers, families, and other school-employed mental health professionals (i.e., school counselors, school social workers) to improve support strategies, work with school administrators to improve school-wide practices and policies, and collaborate with community providers to coordinate needed services. They help schools successfully:

 
     Improve Academic Achievement
 
     Promote Positive Behavior and Mental Health
 
     Support Diverse Learners
 
     Create Safe, Positive School Climates 
 
     Strengthen Family-School Partnerships
 
     Improve School-Wide Assessment and Accountability. 
 

Why Do Children Need School Psychologists?

All children and youth can face problems from time to time related to learning; social relationships; making difficult decisions; or managing emotions such as feeling depressed, anxious, worried, or isolated. School psychologists help students, families, educators, and members of the community understand and resolve both long-term, chronic problems and short-term issues that students may face. They are a highly skilled and ready resource in the effort to ensure that all children and youth thrive in school, at home, and in life. 


 
 

Contact Us!

 
4401 Old Airport Road
Concord, NC  28025 

 

Phone: 704-786-6191

Fax: 704-262-6226

 

Amy Lowder

Psychological Services Coordinator

 
 
Source:  Information adapted from resources available on the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) website:  http://www.nasponline.org/about_sp/who-are-school-psychologists.aspx


 
 
Last Modified on September 11, 2015
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