Educational Psychologists are highly trained in both psychology and education. Through a school-based process, Educational Psychologists provide problem-solving services for students who demonstrate challenges that interfere with their ability to function at school. Emphasizing proactive problem-solving through collaboration and consultation, Educational Psychologists partner with families, schools, and outside agencies to find solutions for each child and situation.
Department of Education’s Educational Psychologists are members of interdisciplinary educational teams, and provide a range of services (i.e., consultation, assessment, programming, training, community liaison, etc.) to support students within the educational setting. Educational psychologists work with adults who support students (indirect services) and, at times, individually with students (direct services). Indirect and direct services, which utilize evidence-based strategies, address queries and issues concerning:
Autism Outreach - This web page contains a large number of links to short professional videos for educators recorded for the Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD). Videos include a wide range of relevant content, such challenging behavior and intervention, relaxation techniques, emotional regulation, communication and conversation skills, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), visual supports, and teaching functional skills.
FASD Outreach - This web page contains a large number of links to short eLearning videos created by the Provincial Outreach Program for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (POPFASD). A large range of content is included, such as multi-sensory learning, cause and effect, active supervision, visual prompts, sensory processing, memory difficulties, and developing IEPs.
Esuicide TALK - Online 1 - 2 hours course designed by LivingWorks for anyone 15 years and older exploring attitudinal issues around suicide and finding a role to prevent suicide. An online session is available for individual or groups for a minimal fee. (Suicide awareness)