Monday, October 09, 2006
For some Logan students with learning disabilities or emotional problems, Logan's two school psychologists are here to help.
As part of The IDEA law(and now No child left behind), the district is required to have school psychologists to overview compliance issues and to assist with disabilities.
Logan has two psychologists,Barbara Baker and Richard Bromberg, each residing respectively in House 1 and House 3.
School Psychologist Richard Bromberg (Jenna Garard - Courier Photo)
"I am a school psychologist, not a clinical specialist. People often confuse us as solvers of emotional problems, but we are primary to support learning disabilities," said Baker, "We mainly work with Special Education students, although I also handle emotional crises and intervention for general education"
School Psychologist Barbara Baker (Jessica Rosales/Courier Photo)
"We do frequently deal with student emotional problems" said Bromberg, "I assess students in a variety of areas (cognition, perception, social-emotional functioning, behavior, etc.), counsel with students, help to develop appropriate programs and interact with other outside agencies. I am also involved when there is a crisis, suicide concerns, or child abuse."
The school psychologists are available to all students, but, except for emergencies, an appointment is required.