Mental Health Providers

Mental health professionals see situations where children are struggling to manage emotional and psychological challenges in the school environment.  Whether they are providing private evaluations for special education services eligibility or being asked to write a letter in a school discipline case, clinicians are asked to interact with educators to address school-based problems.

A clear explanation of special education and the elements of eligibility, services and discipline procedures for special education students, is presented here to help mental health professionals to collaborate effectively with school staff.

Worksheets for Mental Health Providers