School psychologists work with students in early childhood and elementary and secondary schools. They collaborate with teachers, parents, and school personnel to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students. School psychologists address students’ learning and behavioral problems, suggest improvements to classroom management strategies or parenting techniques, and evaluate students with disabilities and gifted and talented students to help determine the best way to educate them.
They improve teaching, learning, and socialization strategies based on their understanding of the psychology of learning environments. They also may evaluate the effectiveness of academic programs, prevention programs, behavior management procedures, and other services provided in the school setting.
School Psychologists are required to earn continuing education credits to maintain licensure and to stay up-to-date on best practices. State School Psychology CE Requirements
Popular course topics for school psychologists include:
- Autism Spectrum Disorders in Schools: Evidence-Based Screening and Assessment
- School Refusal Behavior: Children Who Can’t or Won’t Go to School
- How Children Become Violent
- Developmental Effects of Alcohol
- Anti-Social Youth & Conduct Disorders
- Renewal Information for Florida School Psychologists (pdresources.wordpress.com)
- Professional Development Resources Releases New Child Therapy Continuing Education Courses for School-Based Health Professionals (prweb.com)
- British Educational Psychologist Devises Simple Way to Improve Literacy Standards in Secondary Schools (prweb.com)
- Son Struggles With ADHD, Falls Behind at School (everydayhealth.com)
- Parents Can Ease Back-to-School Stress (nlm.nih.gov)