Chelsea Public Schools - Bridge to Success

What Do School Psychologists Do?

Head of Psychologists

Here in Chelsea, the primary role of the School Psychologist is to use a wide variety of techniques to assess students for special education eligibility. We tailor our assessments to the particular needs of each child and each situation and may assess a number of different aspects of the child such as academic skills, learning aptitudes, personality and emotional development, social skills, learning environments and school climate, and eligibility for special education.

In addition to assessment, we also consult with staff and parents to give healthy and effective suggestions about problems in learning and behavior. We help others understand child development and how it affects learning and behavior and work to strengthen working relationships between educators, parents and community services.

We have developed this web area to serve as a guide and resource tool for staff, parents, and students. Below are resource links about many topics. We have reviewed them and feel they are informative and helpful.

PLEASE NOTE: Internet resources are great reference tools but should not be used for "Self Diagnosis." Please use these links as a starting point. If you require further assistance, please contact us in the Special Education Department . We will do our best to help and if necessary, guide families to medical/mental health professionals when appropriate.

Disclaimer: External sites are offered in the hope that they may be useful, but we do not necessarily endorse any content to be found on external sites.

Here you will find resources in English, and some of them in Spanish. Please use the links below if they are helpful.


  1. Development
  2. Language Development
  3. Disabilities
  4. Resources for Parents
  5. Resources for Students
  6. Community Resources
  7. Educational Games, Videos, and Activities for Kids
  8. Other Organizations related to disabilities
  9. Interesting articles
  10. Interesting books
    • Toilet Training for Individuals with Autism or Other Developmental Issues, 2nd Edition by Maria Wheeler


  1. Etapas del desarrollo de un niño.
  2. ¿Qué pasa cuando los niños hablan dos idiomas?.
  3. Discapacidades.
  4. Recursos para padres
  5. Recursos para padres. Sólo en español:

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