School psychology services are available in every 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. At 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/her teachers to increase his/her ability to be successful in the classroom. Please see the behavioral intervention page for more information on this role.