Support Services

Meet our school psychologist, social worker, and speech therapist.

School Psychology Services

 

School psychologists are mental health specialists with knowledge of child development, the psychology of learning, behavior management and intervention, monitoring the progress of students, and program evaluation. School psychologists apply this knowledge using a problem-solving approach to help bring about positive changes in the learning environment, attitude, and motivation. Services offered by the school psychologist may be provided directly to the student or indirectly by working with teachers, parents, and other care givers; however, all services provided by the school psychologist are intended to enhance the academic and social emotional success of students. Minimum requirements to be a school psychologist include a 60-hour master's degree program and a one-year full-time internship; many FCPS school psychologists hold doctoral degrees.

Our School Psychologist

Farah Fazel | fnfazel@fcps.edu

Social Work and Support Servicesphoto of social worker

School social workers focus on family and community factors that influence learning. They provide intensive services for students facing issues that pose risks to their academic success such as parent divorce and separation, poverty, truancy, chronic illness, mental health problems, conduct problems, child abuse, etc.

All FCPS social workers hold a Master of Social Work (MSW) or Master of Social Science (MSS) degree; many have earned a Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) degree. All school social workers are licensed by the Virginia Department of Education. The majority of the staff is clinically licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Social Work (LCSW) or in other jurisdictions and trained to provide mental health services in any setting.

Our School Social Worker

Katherine M. Doyle | @email

Speech and Language Services

Speech and language clinicians provide services directed toward remediation of problems in oral language, articulation, voice, and fluency. Students receive assistance individually and/or in small groups at all grade levels. In addition, the speech and language clinician routinely screens all students new to FCPS to assess speech and language development.

Our School Speech Therapist

Allie Davidson | @email