Psychologists

Evaluations

  • Conduct psychological and psycho-educational evaluations using interviews, observations, standardized assessments, and other relevant tools to assess cognitive, academic, social, emotional, and behavioural needs.


  • Analyze and interpret results using clinical judgment and in accordance with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual – Fifth Edition (DSM-V) standards and the Ordre des psychologues du Québec (OPQ) guidelines.


  • Disseminate evaluation conclusions to relevant parties (i.e., parents, administrators, teachers, in-school professionals, students) through written report and/or feedback sessions.

Intervention

  • Participate in the Quality Assurance Verification process.
  • Propose strategies and make recommendations using evidence-based approaches related to individual student needs.
  • Consult with and provide support to members of the school team regarding the implementation of recommended strategies.
  • Consult with school teams and/or multidisciplinary teams, and contribute to the development of students’ individual education plans (IEP) to address cognitive, academic, social, emotional, and behavioural goals and objectives.
  • Support students and/or parents and help them to identify difficulties, explore solutions, and recommends resources.
  • Provide advice and support to the school team in matters pertaining to individual students’ schooling needs.
  • Make referrals and liaison with outside services (e.g., CISSS, hospitals, and social services etc.)
  • May be called upon to participate in crisis and emergency situations at the school level.

Screenings

  • Participate in School Level Special Needs Committee meetings (SLSNC).
  • Contribute to the screening of students experiencing difficulties. This may include observations, communicating with parents and/or teachers, SLSNC meetings, ad hoc meetings, intake meetings, incoming at-risk student screenings, case conferences, and kindergarten orientation.
  • Review students’ confidential files, documents, and external reports.

Requirements of the order

  • Maintain annual membership within the OPQ
  • Govern oneself according to the OPQ Code of Ethics