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Psychology

Ensuring that each student has the right strategies to deal with his or her
specific emotional and behavioral needs is a priority at Summit School.

Well Being Through Collaboration

The psychology department at Summit School works within a interdisciplinary team framework to consult with school staff to improve the well-being and school experience of children at Summit School. 
 
We are privileged to work together with a group of professionals to develop strategies to support students’ academic, behavioral and social-emotional needs using a tiered approach.  Our team follows a model of practice where teachers are encouraged to first proactively offer positive behavioral supports at a school-wide and class-wide level as part of our PBIS program, while identifying students who benefit from more individualized strategies tailored to that student. 
 
In conjunction with the school’s behaviour technicians and other professionals, psychologists assist in the development of individualized behaviour programs for students that help clarify expectations, teach social skills and appropriate behaviour, and reinforce positive behaviour.

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Intervention Areas

Supporting students psychological and emotional

well-being

Student Well-Being

Evaluating student needs to inform educational and social programming

Assessment and Diagnosis

Facilitating integration

in the classroom setting

Behaviour Intervention Planning

Responding with care

to students in crisis

Crisis Responding

Supporting parents and teachers to better understand a student's psychosocial, behavioural, and educational needs

Parent-Teacher Consultation

Communicating evidence-based practices to staff

Professional Development

Psychology Intervention

Home Ideas and Strategies Padlet

Below you will find the Psychology Padlet. it is an organized platform of downloadable documents, videos and resources to help encourage strategies for Psychology development at home or in the community.

The Psychology Department

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LOUISE DEAULT

Psychology Department Head

ED CUKIER

Psychologist

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LANA BERGMAME

Psychological Consultant

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SABRINA CENSI

Psychological Consultant

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TANIA PALMA FERNANDES

Psychological Consultant

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NAOMI GRUNZEWEIG

Psychologist

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ALISON USHER-JONES

Music Therapist

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