School psychologists have specialized training in both psychology and education. School psychologists tailor their services to the particular needs of each child and each situation. School psychologists use many different approaches, but most provide consultation to:
- Give healthy and effective alternatives to teachers, parents, and administrators about problems in learning and behavior.
- Help others understand child development and how it affects learning and behavior.
- Strengthen working relationships between educators, parents and community services.
School psychologists also assess academic skills, learning aptitudes, personality and emotional development, social skills, learning environments and school climate and eligibility for special education.