School psychologists help students succeed academically, behaviorally, socially, and emotionally. School psychologists receive extensive training in education and psychology. They hold a Master’s degree, Educational Specialist degree, or a Doctorate and are licensed by the state of Ohio to practice in schools. Graduate school coursework includes the study of child development, mental health, student learning, academic and behavioral assessment and intervention, curriculum and instruction, consultation, and school law and ethics. More information on school psychology can be obtained from the National Association of School Psychologists’ website at www.nasponline.org.
The Clermont County Educational Service Center (CCESC) currently employs 13 school psychologists, as well as 1 psychology assistant and up to 10 intern school psychologists. The CCESC school psychologists provide services to the following school districts: Batavia, West Clermont, Felicity-Franklin, New Richmond, Bethel, Goshen, Williamsburg, and Clermont Northeastern. Services provided are both direct and consultative for preschoolers through high school students. Direct services include academic and behavioral assessment to determine strengths and areas of concern, intervention implementation to improve those areas of concern, and evaluations for special education services. Consultative services include helping teachers to develop and implement strategies that improve student learning and serving on leadership teams that work to improve student learning. A typical day might involve participating on a school leadership team to develop better reading interventions for struggling students, meeting with a student for counseling, participating in a student meeting with a parent and teacher to discuss learning concerns and develop strategies to help the student, completing academic assessment with a student, and observing in a classroom.
School psychologists are great assets to schools because of their unique knowledge and skills in:
- Assessment data analysis for individual students and for entire schools
- Scientifically-based instruction and intervention in reading, math, writing, and behavior
- Special education eligibility and services
- Consultation methods
- Program development and evaluation
- Systems-level change in schools
- Response to Intervention
Download frequently used forms and checklists for special education evaluations.
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Common Core Standards Checklists:
Teacher Evaluation Part 1 for student academic skills in the general education classroom:
English Language Arts:
Grade 1-8 English Language Arts - now found on Sharepoint.
Grade 1-8 Mathematics- now found on Sharepoint.
Teacher rating forms for self help skills
Adaptive Behavior Evaluation Part 1- now found on Sharepoint.
Teacher rating forms for cognitive skills
Cognitive Evaluation Part 1- now found on Sharepoint.
Teacher rating forms for communication skills
Communication Evaluation Part 1- now found on Sharepoint.
Fine Motor Skills:
Teacher rating forms for fine motor skills- now found on Sharepoint.
Fine Motor Screening- now found on Sharepoint.
Preschool Fine Motor Screening- now found on Sharepoint.
Fine Motor Evaluation Part 1- now found on Sharepoint.
Gross Motor Skills:
Teacher rating forms for gross motor skills- now found on Sharepoint.
Gross Motor Screening- now found on Sharepoint.
Preschool Gross Motor Screening- now found on Sharepoint.
Gross Motor Evaluation Part 1- now found on Sharepoint.
PT Prescription & Cover Letter- now found on Sharepoint.
Information Provided by Parent- Part 1- now found on Sharepoint.
CCESC Permission- now found on Sharepoint.