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Psychological Services

Althea Collins

School Psychologist for:

WL Swain Elementary School, Tolbert Elementary School, Sonoraville High School

706-629-4474  ext. 8155

Taletha Malone

School Psychologist for:

Fairmount Elementary School,Sonoraville Elementary School, Gordon Central High School

706-629-4474  ext.  8154

Ashleigh Hammond

School Psychologist for: 

Belwood Elementary School, Red Bud Elementary, Red Bud Middle, and Ashworth Middle School

706-629-4474  ext  8153

 

School Psychologists focus on enhancing academic success and promoting healthy emotional adjustment. Emphasis is placed upon developing school-wide initiatives that make schools safer and more effective, designing programs for at-risk children, and promoting tolerance and the understanding of individual differences. School Psychologists work directly with children, families, and educators to assist students in attaining their unique potential and in becoming productive citizens with bright futures.

 

A School Psychologist is a specialist whose training is based on a combination of the principles of child development, psychology, and education. School Psychologists assist children, parents, and educators in promoting dynamic school environments in which all children can learn.

 

In Georgia, full certified School Psychologists must hold an educational specialist (Ed. S.) degree or higher from an approved university training program, complete a one-year supervised internship in School Psychology, and receive certification by the Georgia Department of Education and the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

 

A variety of support services may be available. The types of services may include:

  • Consultation with parents, teachers, students, administrators, and other professionals that is designed to promote academic/behavioral progress.
  • Comprehensive assessment/identification of students with disabilities.
  • Professional Learning
  •  Crisis Intervention when invited to participate by school administration.