Cabarrus County Schools - School Psychologists
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As with all school-based professionals, we are most effective in our work through collaboration with other school staff, families, and members of the community. School Psychologists are continuously involved in ongoing efforts to improve collaboration and foster the common elements of a thriving school community in Cabarrus County to help all students grow and succeed.
The 19 school psychologists in our district provide a range of services to support students’ academic achievement, positive behavior, and social–emotional well-being. These include participating in cross-discipline problem-solving, data analysis and progress monitoring, counseling, mental health prevention/intervention supports, crisis response, behavioral consultation, social-emotional wellness, family-school partnerships, community outreach, and disability evaluations. CCS School Psychologists are fully committed to working with CCS staff to continue to energize and empower our students daily.
Please let your school psychologist know if you have any questions or if we can provide any further information about our services.
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 AchievementPromote Positive Behavior and Mental HealthSupport Diverse LearnersCreate Safe, Positive School ClimatesStrengthen Family-School PartnershipsImprove 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!Amy Lowder
Nationally Certified School PsychologistPsychological Services Coordinator, Cabarrus County Schools4401 Old Airport RoadConcord, NC 28025Phone: 704-786-6191Fax: 704-262-6226
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