Do you work with the school psychologist?
In this episode, I’m switching things up and talking with a bilingual school psychologist, Briana Wagner. She’s here to chat about how SLPs can collaborate with the school psychologist, social skills, and so much more!
Briana Wagner is a bilingual school psychologist and the founder of @EducationallyPsyched, a community dedicated to easy-to-understand information about special education, school psychology, and supporting students with diverse needs.
I have always said that when you start at a new school, the school psychologist is one of the most important people you need to develop a close working relationship with. There are so many important ways we can collaborate together to help our students get the best possible outcome when it comes to speech.
Looking at things that the school psychologist looks at regularly might not be our domain, but it can help us greatly inside our therapy rooms to understand what type of help our students need and how we can set them up for more success in their regular classrooms as well.
In This Episode You’ll Discover:
- Why you need a good working relationship with your school psych
- Why accurate diagnoses matter when it comes to access to services
- What psych testing is and who it is for
- Briana’s favorite social-emotional lessons
- Benefits of working together with the school psych
- Why individualized education plans make a difference
I hope you found this episode inspiring. It’s so amazing to me how much collaboration with your school psychologist can benefit your students. Sometimes you need an extra person who understands the students’ unique needs as well as you do to bounce ideas off of and come up with plans that will help your students succeed.
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Joke of the Week:
Q: What school requires you to drop out in order to graduate?
A: A skydiving school.
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