When children are having academic or behavioral challenges at school, families may request an educational consultation.
What Does This Entail?
When this happens, one of our experienced psychologists schedules a visit to your child’s school to conduct a brief observation and make recommendations. Initially, your family will need to meet with one of our providers to provide background around the challenges your child is having in the classroom and sign a release of information for the psychologist to contact the school. Then, with permission from the school, the psychologist can set up a time for an observation and to discuss the challenges with staff.
How Might This Help?
A psychologist may be able to provide recommendations on the presentation of academic work, response to behaviors, or even provide education around psychological diagnoses to support teacher understanding of your child’s difficulties. Observations may be conducted during particularly difficult times of day for your child (e.g. recess, silent reading time) so that the psychologist can get a better sense of the nature of the difficulties your child is having and the setting in which they are most likely to occur. Having time to meet briefly with educational staff also helps to provide realistic and relevant recommendations. Psychologists may then be able to follow up with staff to provide ongoing support in the development of a plan moving forward.
Where Can I Learn More Information?
Call CRG at (317) 575-9111, Option 3 to contact our Intake Coordinator.
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