School Psychology Intervention Case Study

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One of the three major roles a School Psychologist is responsible for is providing interventions for their students. These interventions take three forms: academic assessment, behavior intervention, and psychological assessment.
According to the New York Association of School Psychologists, in 1989 there was tremendous growth of people getting jobs as school psychologists, and a dramatically corresponding increase in the number of state associations resulted. The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) developed many journals, newsletters, and studies focused on School Psychology throughout the years 1969-1989. Due to these publications increasing awareness, changes in role and function of school psychologists began taking place
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This is a three-tiered method to providing services and interventions to students struggling in the classroom. RTI can be used for making decisions about students in general and special education, creating an integrated structure of education and intervention. RTI helps to quickly identify learning and behavioral needs in students through cooperation among classroom and special education teachers, and parents. The School Psychologist has a commitment to ensure that students make progress in the special and general education curriculum (The Role of the School Psychologist in the RTI Process, …show more content…
There is a need to examine new methods that may work more efficiently. One of these newer methods is using positive psychology (PP) interventions in schools. PP indicates that positive traits can be found through studying an individual’s well-being, life satisfaction, hope, self-esteem, self-efficacy, and gratitude (Dawood, 2013). People are more intrinsically motivated, engaged, and show higher levels of well-being when they have feelings of autonomy, competence, and relatedness. By fostering an autonomy-supportive environment where the students are in control of the practices proposed, increasing feelings of competence by focusing on the student’s strengths, and enhancing feelings of connectedness in ways such as focusing on group practices and cooperation, teachers can create environments that are beneficial to both performance and to well-being (Shankland & Rosset,

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