Strengths & Difficulties Questionnaire
Social-emotional learning (SEL) is a way to help students of all ages to better address their emotions, how to truly feel those emotions, and demonstrate empathy or sympathy for others. These learned behaviors are used to help students make positive, responsible decisions; create a structure to achieve their goals, and build positive relationships with others.
As we embark on the 2021-2022 school year, we want to serve our families and students the best way we can. To accomplish this, during the months of September and October, OKCPS will be sharing with students, families and teachers a Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) to assess the mental health and wellbeing for children and adolescents. After obtaining results, a multidisciplinary team (MTD) will meet and evaluate each student's results to determine if services are needed and, if so, what type.
The survey will rollout by grade level during the following dates:
September 13 - 17, 2021: Kindergarten, 5th, 9th graders
September 20 - 24, 2021: 1st, 6th, 10th graders
September 27 - October 1, 2021: 2nd, 7th, 11th graders
October 4 - 8, 2021: 4th, 8th, 12th graders
October 19 - 22, 2021: 3rd graders
Watch our Facebook Live!
Click the video to watch our AskOKCPS Facebook Live from September 9, 2021 and learn more about the SDQ initiative.