Welcome to the Millard Public School Psychology Department Website. School Psychologists help children succeed in school by collaborating with educators, parents and other professionals to create a supportive learning environment and strengthen connections between home and school. School psychologists are trained in both psychology and education with knowledge in mental health, child development, school organization, learning styles and processes, behavior, motivation and effective teaching.
Primary responsibilities of the school psychologist include consulting with teachers, parents and administrators to find effective solutions to learning and behavior problems and assessing cognitive, adaptive and social-emotional development in children. School psychologists also work directly with children and their families to help resolve problems in adjustment and learning.
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has developed a series of handouts to provide parents and teachers easy access to basic information about children's academic, emotional, and social development. Handouts provide background information, suggest strategies, recommended next steps and provide additional resources.
National Association of School Psychologists Resource Center