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Psychology Services

We in Psychological Services are dedicated to supporting and fostering confident, happy and engaged learners. We are part of the multi-disciplinary team of professionals available to your school to help you support students at risk. Through our knowledge and practical skills, we develop supports to enhance student motivation, achievement and self-esteem.  

School Psychology staff have knowledge of:
  • Child and adolescent development
  • Cognitive functioning
  • Social-emotional development
  • Behavioural problems in children and teens
  • Assessment techniques
  • Diagnostic criteria for learning and mental health disorders
  • Evidence-based instructional and remedial techniques
  • Mental health/behavioural interventions
  • ABA (Applied Behavioural Analysis)

 

What does this mean in your school? How do we apply our knowledge base to support students, school staff and parents? Psychology staff at the LDCSB:
  • Provide psychological assessments and comprehensive reports
  • Identify exceptional learners
  • Make diagnoses when appropriate
  • Develop recommendations for school and home
  • Recommend further assessment and/or community supports as appropriate
  • Plan behavioural interventions (Positive Behaviour Support Plans, Safety Plans, Safe Physical Intervention Plans)
  • Provide consultation through multidisciplinary team meetings, classroom observation and parent meetings
  • Participate on Crisis Intervention and Tragic Response Teams
  • Offer Professional Development (staff meetings, PD days)

 

Psychology Staff:
Mandy Gobatto
Suzanne Pellarin
Donna Skrodzki
Christine Cullion
Jorge Teodoro (Positive Behaviour Support)
Richelle Bird (Secondary Mental Health)