School Psychologist

My name is Alexa Moraites and I am the School Psychologist for Clinton-Massie Local Schools. I am a proud alumni of Clinton-Massie and I am honored to be working with my fellow Falcon families. My top priority is ensuring the success and safety of students through home and school collaboration.

What do school psychologists do?
  • Support families, school, and the community in meeting the academic, behavioral, and mental health needs of students.
  • Consult with parents, teachers, and other professionals to promote student well-being and achievement
  • Evaluate academic and socioemotional needs of students.
  • Develop special prevention and intervention programs for students.
  • Advocate sound educational practices for all students.
For Students: 
  • Provide formal assessments of a child's abilities, learning styles, emotional development and social skills.
  • Observe in the child's classroom to gather useful data needed for interventions.
  • Integrate the assessment information into an accurate and useful picture of the child's current skills and abilities.
  • Make recommendations for an educational program tailored to the child's individual needs.
  • Monitor the child's progress toward meeting goals set by the building level team.
For Teachers: 
  • Consult with teachers about the child's achievement levels, social and emotional development, and individual needs.
  • Consult with teachers about the effects of various teaching techniques and methods of classroom management.
  • Help teachers understand more about how children grow, learn, and develop.
  • Assist teachers in the development of appropriate goals and objectives necessary to meet the needs of each child.
For Parents: 
  • Establish open communication between the home and the school that promotes parent participation in educational decisions affecting their child.
  • Help parents recognize the special needs of their child and support them as they work to meet those needs.
  • Facilitate referrals to other agencies and specialists when appropriate.
  • Collaborate with other professionals on the child's team to implement recommendations in the school setting.

     

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