Hello! My name is Jerrod Eby and I am one of Wylie ISD's licensed specialists in school psychology (LSSP). My office is at Wylie High School (WHS). I provide support to Dodd Elementary, WHS, and our district's Child Find (i.e., 3+ special education referrals). I love helping students, their families, teachers, and other support staff, with how to best support the needs of children when difficulties are observed.
What is a LSSP?
The Texas credential that permits the practice of school psychology is called Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP). This license is required by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TSBEP) to provide school psychological services in Texas public schools. The requirements for the LSSP credential include the completion of a graduate degree in school psychology or closely related field, a passing score in the national exam for school psychology and eligibility for certification as a National Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) or educational equivalent. In Texas, the title of School Psychologist is limited to those licensed psychologists with a doctorate in school psychology. [source: Texas Association of School Psychologist (TASP)]
What do School Psychologist do?
School psychologists provide direct support and interventions 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. [source: National Association of School Psychologist (NASP)]