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Reilly: Ratio of school psychologists to students needs a boost in Maryland

Reilly: Ratio of school psychologists to students needs a boost in Maryland

One of a series of weekly commentaries from Harford County state legislators regarding the 2019 Maryland General Assembly session.

School psychologists are described by the National Association of Psychologists as “uniquely qualified members of school teams that support students' ability to learn and teachers' ability to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior, to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally.”

The goals of the School Psychology Program in Maryland are to prevent or remediate educational, emotional or behavioral problems by identifying, analyzing and reporting psychoeducational needs...

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