School Psychology Services
School psychology services are available in every elementary school in the Edmonds School District.
School psychologists at all schools are the lead contacts for anyone who
suspects a student might have a disability. They are advocates for
helping school teams provide services to ensure that all students make
progress in the core curriculum. When a student is struggling, school
psychologists along with other specialists like occupational therapists
and speech language pathologists work with parents and teachers to
evaluate the possibility of an educational disability. They conduct
psychological evaluations and work with teachers to identify strategies
to increase student success.
In the Edmonds School District the services of a School Psychologist and Elementary Counselor are often provided by the same professional at a given site.
the middle and high school level, school psychologists and school
social workers provide support to students who have identified needs in
behavior and/or social emotional areas as a part of their special
education program (IEP). This role is called Behavior Specialist. The
behavior specialist may work with a student and his teachers to increase
his ability to be successful in the classroom. Please see the behavioral intervention page for more information on this role.