Jan Kriel School currently has 3 psychologists offering services to the learners, staff and parents.
The Inclusive Education (IE) psychologist works in conjunction with an occupational and speech-and-language therapist to deliver services to about 200 learners on Jan Kriel School’s waiting list. The other two psychologists work full-time at the school.
Psychological services within the school include the following:
Receiving and processing of applications that are sent to the school via several WCED district offices. These applications are then discussed at a quarterly placement meeting in alliance with the WCED sifting committee to make decisions regarding these applications.
Psychometric assessment of learners where necessary.
Handling enquiries regarding the admission criteria and application procedure for placement of a learner in a special school such as Jan Kriel.
Networking with other professionals or institutions outside the school (e.g. psychiatrists,
Involvement in the motivation and coordination of subject changes.
Managing the database of learners who are candidates.
Coordinating learner discussions as well as discussions of applications for alternative assessment accommodations by the multi-disciplinary team of Jan Kriel School.
Coordinating observation periods in collaboration with the WCED.