Whether our clients require learning and/or academic assessments and remediation, assistance with personal issues, or are interested in our training offerings, the needs of each client are unique and warrant individualized assessment and intervention. PRS work closely with parents and school personnel to optimize student performance and support the instructional process. Specific services performed by the school psychologists at PRS include:
- Psychoeducational Assessment
- Psychological Assessment
- Social Skills Training Programs
- Metacognitive Training
- Educational Therapy Services
- Education and Training Programs
- Community Liaison
Assessments usually occur after alternative strategies have been implemented and have proven unsuccessful. After a psychoeducational evaluation is completed, PRS school psychologists interpret the results and often make specific recommendations for classroom/instructional interventions. School psychologists at PRS evaluate students in order to assess:
- Cognitive functioning
- Learning profiles
- Social skill development
- Behavioral functioning
- Adaptive skills
- Personality and emotional development
PRS work directly with students and their families to help solve conflicts in learning and interpersonal relationships. Clinical intervention helps children acquire and maintain social skills needed to function across multiple settings. Individual and/or group services are available.
Children and adolescents with learning disabilities, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders, or other special needs frequently exhibit difficulties in interpersonal relationship skills. These deficits range from mild to severe and may impact self-esteem, school performance, and a variety of other psychosocial domains. Interpersonal relationships correlate highly with self-esteem. Given that interpersonal skills are required for many endeavors, it is critical to intervene in this area when working with students who have special needs. Clinical intervention will help children acquire and maintain social skills. Accordingly, effective social skills training must extend beyond the group treatment. Teachers and parents can also benefit from training and consultation to maximize their effectiveness in helping children learn to disengage from negative behavior patterns and promote pro-social competency. Click here to learn more about our Social Skills Training Program.
Educational Therapy Services
Students with learning differences may learn the same skill set as their peers but academic concepts need to be taught more explicitly using a variety of techniques to reinforce what they are learning. PRS offers direct intervention support, known as educational therapy, in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, and executive functioning. Additionally, metacognitive training is employed so students can have a better understanding and awareness of how they learn in order to capitalize on their individual strengths. All methodologies are research based. To learn more about specific specialists or the research-based programs used by PRS, click here Educational Therapy Services.
Education & Training Programs
PRS partners may be called upon to conduct presentations or workshops for school personnel, parents, and students. These programs provide information at different developmental levels. Those at PRS have a specific area of concentration allowing for expanded knowledge on multiple topics.
Community Liaison & Advocacy
PRS help to establish positive futures for students by working collaboratively with families, schools, and communities in order to improve opportunities for excellence in education and success. PRS may link families to outside community resources such as mental health clinics, youth services programs, or other professional services.