CISD Psychological Services Team

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    CISD Psychological Services Team

    The mission of the CISD Psychological Services Team is to improve student academic achievement and student well-being by addressing all facets of their development. By addressing emotional, social, and behavioral concerns a student may experience, learning will improve. As support staff, the team works to promote academic achievement through direct and related services designed to enhance social and emotional functioning of students.

    The Psychological Services Team includes five Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSP) and two Behavior Specialists. They work in collaboration with parents, teachers, administrators, and other professionals in the district and the community to facilitate learning, socialization, and mental wellness of all students.

     

     Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP)

    Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSP) are uniquely trained to support a student’s ability to learn and a teacher’s ability to teach.  Their expertise in mental health, learning, and social-emotional functioning can assist in better understanding a student’s unique set of strengths and challenges. LSSPs collaborate with school staff and parents; complete Full and Individual Evaluations (FIE) for special education eligibility related to emotional, behavior and social needs; participate in the development of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for students receiving special education services; provide counseling services to students; and provide training to school staff and parents in supporting academic, emotional and social needs. 

     

    Behavior Specialists

    The Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Specialists work directly with school staff and parents. They teach, demonstrate, and coach effective interventions and strategies to improve student’s skills related to social, emotional and behavioral functioning.  For students receiving special education services involving social, emotional or behavior supports, they work with teachers and school staff to ensure accurate implementation of the student’s Individual Education Plan, and they can assist teachers in developing appropriate goals and objectives for students.

    The CISD Behavior Team practices in a manner that is consistent with district and department policies, state and federal laws and established rules for the ethical and competent practice of psychology and behavior management. The Special Programs Department supports the continuing professional development of its staff.

     

Licensed Specialists in School Psychology

Behavior Specialists