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Lee Wilkerson,
Director of Schools

The Manchester City School District is proud of its legacy of strong academic performance.  We look forward to continuing that tradition in a safe environment that fosters leadership, independence, and scholarship.

 
School Psychology
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WHAT CAN A SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST DO?

Schools in Manchester City have the services of a school psychologist. School psychologists are highly trained in both psychology and education; they are a member of the child-focused, school team. Their training emphasizes preparation in mental health and educational interventions, child development, learning, behavior, motivation, curriculum and instruction, assessment, consultation, collaboration, school law, and systems. The school psychologists in Manchester City are nationally certified by the National School Psychology Certification Board (NSPCB). The National Association of School Psychologists sets ethical and training standards for practice and service delivery.

 

School Psychologists Can Work with Students to:

• Increase achievement by assessing barriers to learning and determining the best instructional strategies to improve learning

• Promote wellness and resilience by reinforcing communication and social skills, problem solving, anger management, self-regulation, self-determination, and optimism

• Enhance understanding and acceptance of diverse cultures and backgrounds

 

School Psychologists Can Work with Students and Their Families to:

• Identify and address learning and behavior problems that interfere with school success

• Evaluate eligibility for special education services (within a multidisciplinary team)

• Support students’ social, emotional, and behavioral health

• Teach parenting skills and enhance home–school collaboration

• Make referrals and help coordinate community support services

 

School Psychologists Can Work with Teachers to:

• Identify and resolve academic barriers to learning

• Design and implement student progress monitoring systems

• Design and implement academic and behavioral interventions

• Support effective individualized instruction

• Create positive classroom environments

  

If you or your child needs services provided by a school psychologist, please contact Lori Henry, NCSP at: 931/723-4704.

Additional information about school psychologists, areas of expertise, and services provided can be found: https://www.nasponline.org/

 

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