Department of Education

Behaviour and Wellbeing

Behaviour and Wellbeing

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General information


Purpose of the School Psychology Service (SPS)

The School Psychology Service (SPS) provides a specialist psychological assessment, intervention and consultation service for schools. Services are provided:

  • For students, school staff, parents and inter-agency partners
  • Directly and indirectly
  • Proactively and responsively
  • At the individual, group, whole school and system levels
  • Using a scientist-practitioner model
  • By School Psychologists who are governed by a professional registration process and a code of ethics

Services Provided 

The SPS provides support in three main areas:

1. Behaviour

  • They work with students, parents and their schools to identify and change target behaviours at the individual, group and systemic level.

2. Learning

  • Conduct assessments of students experiencing learning difficulties and/or disabilities at schools. 
  • Support schools in making appropriate curriculum adjustments for students in order to enhance their learning outcomes.

3. Mental Health and Well-being

  • Providing direct support for students experiencing mental health and wellbeing difficulties.
  • Assist schools and children to maximise the development of positive mental health and well-being.

 

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Page last updated 12 February 2014

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