The major roles and functions of practicing school psychologists include psych educational assessment and consultation of parents when necessary to discuss learning, behavioural, familial and social problems.
School psychologists administer psychological tests, conduct observations and interviews, and gather relevant information in the assessment of students experiencing learning and adjustment problems. The assessment often includes tests of cognitive ability, school achievement, psychomotor skills, adaptive behaviour, social skills and personal-social adjustment.
The school psychologist listens to students’ concerns, tries to help students in processing issues such as bullying, disabilities, low self-esteem, poor academic performance, social anxiety, problems with authority and problems at home.
School psychologists assess students suspected of having a disability as part of the process in determining eligibility for special services