Jessica Ryle, Ed.S.School PsychologistMarlow Elementary & South Effingham Middle School2018-2019 Schedule:Mondays & Wednesdays: Marlow Elementary School (728-3262)Tuesdays & Thursdays: South Effingham Middle School (728-7500)Fridays: Marlow Elementary/South Effingham Middle SchoolWho are School Psychologists?School psychologists help students succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. They collaborate with teachers, administrators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students that strengthen connections between home and school.What do School Psychologists do?School psychologists work to find the best solutions for each student and situation; they use different strategies to address student needs and to improve school and district-wide support systems.
School psychologists work with students individually and occasionally in groups. They help develop programs to assist teachers and parents with effective teaching and learning strategies, techniques to manage behavior at home and in the classroom, and work with students with disabilities or special talents. They also assist in preventing and managing crises.
The school psychologist collaborates with teachers, parents, and administrators to find effective solutions to learning and behavior problems, as well as strengthen working relationships between teachers, parents, and service providers.
School psychologists evaluate students in order to determine eligibility for special education services. As part of the evaluation for special education services, school psychologists assess academic skills, aptitude for learning, social-emotional development, and mental health status.
The following links are suggestions for further parent information. The Effingham County BOE cannot be held accountable for the content of the websites or additional links.
National Association of School Psychologists: www.nasponline.org
Georgia Psychological Association: www.gapsychology.org
American Psychological Association: www.apa.org
Kid's Health: www.kidshealth.org
Understanding Differences in Learning: www.allkindsofminds.org
Council for Learning Disabilities: www.cldinternational.org
LD Online/Learning Disability Resources: www.ldonline.org
National Center for Learning Disabilities: www.ncld.org
Children and Adults with AD/HD: http://www.chadd.org/
Children with Learning and Attention Issues: https://www.understood.org/en