The mission of Psychological Services is to provide services to help maximize the academic potential and social and emotional well being of students through the practices of effective consultations, comprehensive evaluations and the development of prevention and intervention techniques with students, school personnel and parents. We will provide services in an environment that fosters dignity, acceptance and respect for individual differences.

Psychological Services provides services to all students in the Lamar County School System. The primary role of the school psychologist is to improve students’ educational opportunities. Through direct contact and consultations with parents, teachers, administrators, and students, the school psychologist identifies learning weaknesses, emotional issues or other problems that may prevent students from making progress in school. The school psychologist recommends ways for the home and the school to meet the students’ needs

Psychological Services also provides individual evaluations for students in the Lamar County School System. All referrals for psychological evaluations come through the schools’ Student Support teams (SSTs) or if the student is receiving special education services, through the student’s individualized educational programs (IEPs). The evaluations provide valuable information used for determining the educational needs of students.

School psychologists have specialized training in both psychology and education. They use their training and skills to collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students. School psychologists are skilled practitioners in the areas of psychoeducational assessment, childhood development, behavioral management, individual/group counseling, and consultation.


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