What is a School Psychologist?

    School psychologists works with students, families, and staff to help identify and address learning and behavior difficulties that interfere with school success. They collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students that strengthen connections between home and school. This may be accomplished in a variety of ways such as: academic and cognitive testing, counseling, classroom observation, and direct consultation services.

    Why Do Students Need School Psychologists?
    All children and youth can face problems from time to time related to learning; social relationships; making difficult decisions; or managing emotions such as feeling depressed, anxious, worried, or isolated. School psychologists help students, families, educators, and members of the community understand and resolve both long-term, chronic problems and short-term issues that students may face. They are a highly skilled and ready resource in the effort to ensure that all children and youth thrive in school, at home, and in life.

    Contact Information:
    Ms. Alicia Miller
    Certified School Psychologist
    Muhlenberg Middle and High Schools
    Phone (MMS): (610) 921-8034
    Email: millera@mail.muhlsdk12.org

    *This information was taken and/or adapted from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) webpage. More information can be found at: www.nasponline.org *