School Psychologists

Flagler County School Psychologists

John Seaton

Natascha Terry

Toneshia Lawson

Shoshanah Mercado

Michael Hoffman

Who Are School Psychologists?

We are here to help your child achieve his or her best.

 

School psychologists help children and youth succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. We have specialized training in both education and mental health and know how to identify and lower barriers to learning. These barriers can include developmental or learning disabilities, behavior difficulties, teaching styles, school or classroom climate, problems at home or with friends, substance or alcohol abuse, violence, and mental health problems such as anxiety or depression.

Our goal is to collaborate with parents, school staff, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments so that all students can learn.

 

What School Psychologists Do

Consultation

Collaborate with teachers, parents, and administrators to find effective solutions to learning and behavior problems.

Help others understand child development and mental health and how they affect learning and behavior.

Strengthen working relationships between teachers, parents, and service providers in the community.

Evaluation

Evaluate eligibility for special services.

Assess academic skills and aptitude for learning.

Determine social-emotional development and mental health status.

Evaluate learning environments.

School Psychologists Training and Credentialing

School psychologists must complete a minimum of a Specialist-level degree program (60 graduate semester credits) that includes a 1200-hour internship. Some school psychologists have a doctoral degree. School psychologists must be certified and/or licensed by the state in which we work. They also may be nationally certified by the National School Psychology Certification Board (NSPCB), which is administered by the National Association of School Psychologists.

Helpful Links:
 
Understanding Response to Intervention:  
 
Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS):
 
Building Resilience in Your Child: