School Psychology

Posted: Tue, 09/27/2011 - 2:27pm Updated: Fri, 06/21/2013 - 2:38pm

School psychologists in Indiana help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. They collaborate with educators, parents and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community for all students. School psychologists in Indiana follow guidelines set forth in Indiana's special education law (Article 7) and regulations from the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to provide comprehensive and compliant evaluations and contribute to Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) for children in preschool through grade 12. Indiana school psychologists are also valuable members of school-based teams and district-level initiatives surrounding Response to Instruction (RtI).

 

School Psychologist Effectiveness

The School Psychologist Effectiveness Rubric was developed by an Indiana Association of School Psychologists (IASP) workgroup that included school psychologists, special education directors, building principals, and university faculty. The workgroup sought and utilized feedback from IASP members, the Indiana Council of Administrators of Special Education, and Indiana Department of Education staff to develop the rubric.

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