Psychological Services

Dr. M. Alicia Bennett, Coordinator 
Dr. Natasha L. Smith, Supervisor
Mrs. Candace G. Pallett
, Administrative Secretary

Jefferson Building
105 West Chesapeake Avenue, 4th Floor
Towson, MD  21204
Phone: (443) 809-0303
Fax: (410) 296-0245

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The Office of Psychological Services provides equitable access to a comprehensive continuum of psychological consultation, assessment, and intervention services to address the learning, behavioral, social-emotional, and mental health needs of all students, and support high academic achievement and continuous growth in safe and secure learner-centered environments.

Psychological Consultation, Assessment, and Intervention Services May Include:

  • Developing school-wide positive behavior interventions and supports through school-based problem-solving teams.
  • Developing academic and behavioral interventions for students with targeted and intensive needs through student support teams.
  • Determining student eligibility for disabilities under Section 504 and developing 504 plans through student support teams.
  • Conducting functional behavioral assessments and developing behavior intervention plans for student with targeted and intensive needs through student support teams and Individual Education Program teams (IEP).
  • Conducting psychological assessments of cognitive, behavioral, adaptive, social, emotional, and academic functioning for students suspected of disabilities and in need of accommodations and services under Section 504 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as amended.
  • Determining student eligibility for disabilities and services under the IDEA and developing goals, objectives, and services through the IEP teams.
  • Planning for students with special needs involving cultural and linguistic diversity, sensory deficits, neuropsychological issues, communication, social skills, and emotional conditions.
  • Providing behavioral and mental health services for students with educational needs, including psychological counseling, crisis response, threat assessments, traumatic loss support, and consultation with school staff, parents, independent providers, and community agencies.
  • Providing professional learning and training to school staff and parents to support high academic achievement and positive behavior in schools.

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