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    Department of Psychological Services


    Robert E. Arnold
    Director

     

     
    School Psychologists

     The mission of the Bridgeport Public Schools Department of Psychological Services is to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. Bridgeport school psychologists collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community for all students.

    HOW DO SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN SCHOOLS?

    All children and adolescents face problems from time to time.

    They may:

    • Feel afraid to go to school
    • Have difficulty organizing their time efficiently
    • Lack effective study skills
    • Fall behind in their schoolwork
    • Worry about family matters such as divorce or death
    • Feel depressed or anxious
    • Question their aptitudes and abilities

     

    School psychologists help children, parents, teachers, and members of the community to understand and resolve these concerns