VBISD School Psychology Department
VBISD school psychologists work collaboratively with students, parents, teachers and other professionals to help children and youth succeed academically, socially and emotionally. Our school psychologists are adept at educational diagnostics, educational planning, transition planning, behavioral consultation, and progress monitoring. School psychologists have training and experience with students having a variety of disabilities including, but not limited to, cognitive impairment, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, emotional impairments, and health impairments.
Following is a summary of the range of school psychology services provided by our staff.
- Consult and collaborate with educators, parents, children, and other professionals or agencies to find effective solutions to learning and behavior problems.
- Administer assessments to determine academic skills, learning aptitude, learning style, adaptive skills, functional performance, and social-emotional development.
- Develop, analyze, and evaluate individual, group or systems level interventions designed to improve or resolve the identified problems or concerns. These may include academic, social, emotional, behavioral, and mental health needs as they relate to educational progress.
- Provide support, guidance, technical assistance, and ongoing monitoring of progress toward measurable, identified goals for students at individual, group, or systems level.
- Participate in interdisciplinary staffing and decisions to determine the eligibility, appropriate planning, and re-evaluation for students who require special education programs and services.
- Participate in the development of appropriate, scientifically sound, and least restrictive interventions.