Peace Collaborative Services
Supporting Student Success
Psychology Services

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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:

Consultation

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.

Assessment

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.

 

In-service

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.

Counselling

 

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.

www.specialeducation.ab.ca

http://serc.gws.uky.edu/pbis - Interactive Tutorial 

www.specialconnections.ku.edu (FBA Case Studies)

 

Parent Resources

Parents Helping Parents www.php.com

Tools for Parents www.coping.org

 www.schwablearning.org

Interactive Learning Websites

 www.readinga-z.com

 www.starfall.com

 www.kidport.com

 www.teachers.net

 www.atozteacherstuff.com

 

Useful Booksbooks-stack.jpg

 

  • How To Behave So Your Preschooler Will, Too!    Author: Sal Severe, Ph.D.
  • How To Behave So Your Children Will Too!    Author:  Sal Severe, Ph.D.
  • The Parent's 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.