Peace Collaborative Services has a number of full-time
Psychologists who provide psychological services to students in the region.
Psychologists tailor their services to the particular needs of each child and each situation. Psychologists use many different approaches and may play many different roles, but on the PCS. team the main roles involve:
Psychologists consult to both school personnel and families.
- Suggest effective alternative strategies to teachers, parents, and administrators regarding problems in learning and behavior.
- Help solve conflicts and problems in learning and behavior.
- Help others understand child development and how it affects learning and behavior.
- Provide social skill training, behavior management and other strategies to assist with successful inclusion in the school environment.
- Strengthen working relationships between educators, parents and community services.
Psychologists use a wide variety of techniques of assessment:
- Informal observational assessment of learning environment and adult / student interactions dynamics.
- Formal intellectual assessment and identification of learning styles.
- Adaptive behavior.
- Academic skills.
- Personality and emotional development.
- Social functioning.
- Eligibility for services and qualification.
- Learning environments and classroom climate.
Psychologists develop programs and presentations on topics such as:
- Autism Spectrum Disorders – Identification and programming techniques.
- Working with students who have disabilities.
- Modification of education programming.
- Assessment techniques and strategies.
- Teaching and learning strategies.
- Behavior assessment and programming.
- Classroom management strategies.
For more information regarding Autism Spectrum and behavior management programming please click on the following websites:
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Autism Treatment Services of Canada www.autism.ca
Autism Society of Canada www.autism-society.org
The National Autistic Society www.nas.org.uk
Online Asperger Syndrome Information & Support (O.A.S.I.S.)www.udel.edu/bkirby/asperger
Autism Today www.autismtoday.com
Behavior Management Resources
BOATS: Behaviour, Observation, Assessment and Teaching Strategies.
http://serc.gws.uky.edu/pbis - Interactive Tutorial
www.specialconnections.ku.edu (FBA Case Studies)
Parents Helping Parents www.php.com
Tools for Parents www.coping.org
Interactive Learning Websites
How To Behave So Your Preschooler Will, Too! Author: Sal Severe, Ph.D.
How To Behave
So Your Children Will Too! Author: Sal Severe,
Handbook: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP). Authors: Don
Dinkmeyer, Ph.D. and Gary D. McKay, Ph.D.
The Tough Kid
Parent Book. Authors: William R. Jenson, Ph.D., Ginger Rhode, Ph.D., Melanie
Hepworth Neville, M.A.