Hello and welcome to my page! My name is
Christiana LaJudice and I am one of the School Psychologists in the Saranac
Lake school district. I work mainly at the Middle School, but also spend
some time working at both of the district's elementary schools.
I can be reached by phone or email at
518-897-1574 or email@example.com. Below is some information on what
School Psychologists do and ways we can help support all students. Thank you
for visiting my page.
Who are school psychologists?
School psychologists are uniquely qualified
members of school teams that support students' ability to learn and teachers'
ability to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and
behavior to help children and youth succeed academically, socially,
behaviorally, and emotionally. School psychologists partner with
families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create
safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections
between home, school, and community.
What do school psychologists do?
School psychologists provide direct support and
intervention to students, consult with teachers, families, and other
school-employed mental health professionals (i.e. school counselors, school
social workers) to improve support strategies, work with school administrators
to improve school-wide practices and policies, and collaborate with community
providers to coordinate needed services.
Why do children need school psychologists?
All children and youth can face
problems from time to time related to learning, social relationships,
making difficult decisions, or managing emotions such as feeling depressed,
anxious, worried, or isolated. School psychologists help students,
families, educators, and members of the community understand and resolve both
long-term, chronic problems and short-term issues that students may face.
They are a highly skilled and ready resource in the effort to ensure that
all children and youth thrive in school, at home, and in life.
Above information is from the National Association of
School Psychologists website: