Other names for this job might include Assessment Specialist, Associate School Psychologist, Behavior Specialist, Behavioral Analyst, Behavioral Specialist, Bilingual School Psychologist, Child Psychologist, Child Psychometrist, Child Study Team Director, Consulting Psychologist
At a typical day’s work, they Compile and interpret students’ test results, along with information from teachers and parents, to diagnose conditions and to help assess eligibility for special services.
School Psychologists also Select, administer, and score psychological tests..
Here are some of the things that you can expect to be doing if you decide to become A School Psychologist.
Interpret test results and prepare psychological reports for teachers, administrators, and parents.
Counsel children and families to help solve conflicts and problems in learning and adjustment.
Provide consultation to parents, teachers, administrators, and others on topics such as learning styles and behavior modification techniques.
Report any pertinent information to the proper authorities in cases of child endangerment, neglect, or abuse.
Maintain student records, including special education reports, confidential records, records of services provided, and behavioral data.
In this career quiz, there are 10 questions that will analyze if the School Psychologists career is right for you.
There are 3 answers to each question: Dislike, Okay and Like.
Answer “Dislike” if you tell yourself “Ugh… Sounds boring” or “I’m not sure” Answer “Okay” if you tell yourself “Umm… I think I will be okay with that” Answer “Like” if you tell yourself “Yes, I’m interested”
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You’re interested in psychology like human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
You’re interested in therapy and counseling like principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
Compile and interpret students’ test results, along with information from teachers and parents, to diagnose conditions, and to help assess eligibility for special services.
Select, administer, and score psychological tests.
You like working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking.
You like searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
You like working with, communicating with, and teaching people.
You like helping or providing service to others.
You like working with forms, designs and patterns.
You like work that requires self-expression and it can be done without following a clear set of rules.
Now count how many points you have. Dislike = 0 point Okay = 1 point Like = 2 points
After you’re done counting your points. Click below to view your results.
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