chapter  3
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Interventions in Pediatric School Psychology: Applications of a Multisystemic Model

A major role of the expert in pediatric school psychology is to design, implement, and evaluate intervention strategies when children with health conditions experience functional impairments in school settings, including academic, social, and behavioral problems. As a rule, empirical evidence is required to guide intervention decisions with regard to determining whether intervention is needed, when to intervene, what the targets of treatment will be, who ought to be involved in the process, what strategies to use, how to monitor progress, and how to evaluate outcomes. Intervention strategies can be applied by psychologists in multiple settings, including hospital, pediatric primary care, and school.