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The Benefits of Having a Doctoral Degree as a School Psychologist

Becoming a school psychologist is a big decision which should not be taken lightly. As a school psychologist, you must be able be an active listener, have an understanding of social perception, and be able to solve complex problems. In addition to this, it is important to be able to negotiate, make decisions, persuade others, teach, and implement changes to improve student performance within a school setting. It isn’t simply just selecting a career choice for a school psychologist, you must also determine if you want to complete your doctoral degree.

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Don’t Forget the Students Whose Siblings Suffer from Mental Illness

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Therapists, counselors, and teachers spend a lot of their time focused on students with special needs and mental illness within their classrooms. What we often forget about is that the diagnosis is something that will affect the entire family, including siblings. The other children in the household may not have specific concerns that are addressed at school. Still, they hear their parents and other adults talk about their brother or sister a lot, which may be overwhelming for them.

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Coping Strategies for Anxious Kids and Teens

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Many children can often feel anxious about starting a new school, a new sports team, or participating in activities with other children. These children may experience symptoms of panic disorder, anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, or have a phobia of a certain event or object.

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Common Core and the School Psychologist

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The Common Core initiative has changed the way that school districts look at education. Almost all 50 states have passed the Common Core State Standards and are implementing these new milestones into their school districts and classrooms as a new way to gauge and teach students English, Writing, Mathematics, and Language Arts. Effective communication is key to further success in life, and students will be asked to meet certain standards under the Common Core initiative that they previously may not have in their education. The Mathematics portion of the Common Core will enable students to have a deeper understanding of various types of data, how to process the information they receive from their findings, and encourage a variety of problem solving skills.

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