Lssp Interview Report

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The interview I conducted with the LSSP and the general education teacher made me feel a bit overwhelmed. She stated that dealing with the parents can become challenging at times. It can be difficult to meet the demands from the parents as well as the administrators. She stated that she would like to incorporate more counseling into her role. However, I realized that there will be a district for me where I can incorporate counseling into my role because this is a role I would like to follow in the near future. When I asked the LSSP how she decided to become an LSSP, it seemed she was very unaware of the career. In my case, it reassured me that this was a career I wanted to follow because I was aware of the challenges that come along with being …show more content…
She stated that she does her work at her own pace. Since she belongs to one building she feels part of the staff. When I interviewed the general education teacher, it was noticeable that she had a great relationship with the LSSP. Though there are still other teachers who are unaware of the psychological services, many children do not benefit as she would like. The general education teacher says she notices how well the children benefit from the assessments. She states that her role as a LSSP is very valuable because she sees the difference it makes on a child. If possible, I would like to get assigned to at least 2 buildings so I can achieve more one to one interaction and counseling. The LSSP said her strongest asset was counseling, I hope that the district I work at implements a lot of counseling. She gave me the advice that it is best to incorporate my strongest assets and interests at my job. She stated that even though she was not as passionate as she was for the job she still enjoys working with children. I believe that working as an LSSP can become a challenge and overwhelming. She stated that there are days that go very well and others that aren’t so great. She stated that her internship was an experience where she learned about the career and herself as well. It made me realize that throughout the program and my internship, I have to be aware of what I want to achieve as a LSSP. I hope I work at a …show more content…
She gave me an idea of a typical day’s work and how she holds many ARD meetings. Though this is my first semester I realize that I still have more to learn and experience. She stated that I should look into what area in Texas I want to work and look up the models that most districts use so I can get an idea of the area I am interested in working at. The LSSP stated that there are many districts where they will be helpful and others will not. By her telling me her experience, it made me realize that the district you will work at will really make a difference. Though she stated many negative aspects about the career, it was an eye opener. There are many aspects to the job that are positive yet negative. However, I would rather hear the negative aspects of the job now that I am starting my program rather than when I am finishing the program because I already know what to expect. This experience has helped me because I can now research and become familiar with the roles that many LSSP have. In the future, I can also go many routes like the LSSP did by going to another country and working with children of veteran families. I like the fact that working with an LSSP can open many opportunities. This helped me understand how administrators perceive an LSSP and begin to formulate any ideas that I want to

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