psychologists in East Allen Schools provide a range of services,
including evaluation, consultation, and counseling for the purpose of
enhancing the academic, behavioral, social, and emotional functioning of
students. When a parent, teacher, or administrator has concerns about
any of these aspects, a referral is made to the General Education (GEI)
team. The GEI team is comprised of a variety of school professionals who
gather information and suggest interventions to address the concerns
for the child. The school psychologist may be a direct member of the GEI
team or consult with members of the team.
concerns remain following intervention efforts, a referral for
psychoeducational evaluation may be submitted to the Special Education
office. Parent permission for such evaluation is needed. Parents are
also involved in the completion of the developmental history and the
social history of the student, which are required components of an
evaluation. A referral needs to include information provided by the
classroom teacher(s), school nurse, speech pathologist, and other
specialists as appropriate.
psychologist has an important role but is not the only professional
involved in the evaluation process. Once the evaluation has been
completed, the school psychologist prepares a written report, which is
sent to the school and made available for parent(s) to review in advance
of a case conference if so requested by the parent.
psychologists can consult with school staff about a variety of
interventions and techniques intended to support the teaching and
learning efforts of the student.