Psychological Services is a department of the Office of Special Education for Corpus Christi ISD. The department consists of Special Education Counselors, Child Find, Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSPs), and Educational Diagnosticians. All of these staff work with students that have disabilities or are suspected of having a disability that prevents them from acquiring or demonstrating adequate academic, social, emotional and/or behavioral skills.
Special Education Counselors evaluate children with disabilities for the need to provide counseling, training, or mentoring. They promote emotional wellness by reinforcing communication and social skills, problem solving, anger management, self-regulation, self-determination, and optimism.
LSSPs are highly trained in both psychology and education. Their training emphasizes preparation in mental health and educational interventions, child development, learning, behavior, motivation, curriculum and instruction, assessment, consultation, collaboration, school law, diversity, and culture. LSSPs identify and address learning and behavioral issues that interfere with school success.
Educational Diagnosticians are part of a multidisciplinary team intended to identify and resolve academic barriers to learning. They work with the campus to design academic strategies and interventions and to create an effective individualized education program that will be monitored to ensure the improvement of learning.