Georgia Celebrates School Psychology Week Nov. 11-15

Governor Nathan Deal has proclaimed the week of November 11-15, 2013 as a time to recognize the contribution of School Psychology in the education of Georgia’s children.

In the Cobb County School District, there are 47 school psychologists assigned to serve each of the county’s 112 schools. School psychologists provide a wide variety of services, including evaluating children and assisting teachers and administrators by providing information about students’ intellectual, academic, social and emotional needs. School psychologists perform other duties that serve school personnel and parents, as well as the students. They are available for consultation or training and provide information about issues such as learning disabilities, behavior management, discipline, emotional problems, and test interpretation.

Take this opportunity to let your school psychologist know how much you appreciate the work they do for your school.

Submitted by Laurel Kinard, Ph.D., Director, Student Assistance Programs