The school psychologist is an applied psychologist who brings skills, instrumentation and techniques to bear on learning and behavioral problems in the school setting. He or she must be prepared to:
- Intervene constructively when acute and chronic behavior problems occur.
- Consult effectively with change agents in the child’s life (for example, parents, administrators, teachers).
- Participate in the assessment of individual learning problems.
- Participate in education program planning and management.
- Provide information to promote effective use of the resources of agencies outside the school setting.
- Design and carry out action and situational research requiring knowledge of the school and of the learner in interaction in such a setting.