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Celebrating National Psychologist Week

Posted on: November 8, 2021
LM school psychologists stand together

National School Psychology Week is November 8–12, 2021, which is a fun, easy way to highlight the important work school psychologists do to help all students thrive.

The Little Miami Local School District employs 4 full-time school psychologists and 1 school psychologist intern through the Warren County Educational Service Center.

What Do School Psychologists Do?

  • School psychologists provide direct support and interventions to students, consult with teachers, families, and other school-employed mental health professionals (i.e., school counselors, school social workers) to improve support strategies, work with school administrators to improve school-wide practices and policies, and collaborate with community providers to coordinate needed services.

Why Do Children Need School Psychologists?

  • All children and youth can face problems from time to time related to learning; social relationships; making difficult decisions; or managing emotions such as feeling depressed, anxious, worried, or isolated.
  • School psychologists help students, families, educators, and members of the community understand and resolve both long-term, chronic problems and short-term issues that students may face. They are a highly skilled and ready resource in the effort to ensure that all children and youth thrive in school, at home, and in life.

They help schools successfully:

  • Improve Academic Achievement
  • Promote Positive Behavior and Mental Health
  • Support Diverse Learners
  • Create Safe, Positive School Climates
  • Strengthen Family-School Partnerships
  • Improve School-Wide Assessment and Accountability

In the accompanying photograph from left to right: Savannah O’Brien (LMES), Heather Kirby (ECC/LMPR), Mary Kincheloe (School Psychologist Intern), Samantha Wolfe (LMMS), and Dr. Mary Kamphaus (LMHS).