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  • Cyclone School Psychologist

    What is the role of the School Psychologist?

    According to the National Association of School Psychologists, "school psychologists are uniquely qualified members of school teams that support students' ability to learn and teachers' ability to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior, to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. School psychologists partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community."

    Services at Smith Middle School

    • Consultation with teachers and parents
    • Psychological and educational assessments as part of the Exceptional Children program
    • Direct Services
      • Individual and small group social skills instruction
      • Peer Buddies Program

    Peer Buddies Program

    The Peer Buddies program facilitates friendships, builds leadership skills, and promotes acceptance, understanding and awareness of differences among students. The Peer Buddies program supports ALL students.
     
    Students participate in supervised social activities to build meaningful relationships. Students are encouraged to socialize with other students in the program during lunch and other school activities.