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Franklin Elementary School
1895 Barnum Avenue
Stratford, CT 06614
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tel: 203.385.4190
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Special Services

 Our special services team at Franklin consists of  the School Social Worker Samantha Steglitz and the School Psychologist Michael Parrott.


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School psychologists work to find the best solution for each student and situation; they use different strategies to address student needs and to improve school and district-wide support systems.

School psychologists work with students individually and in groups. They develop programs to train teachers and parents about effective teaching and learning strategies, techniques to manage behavior at home and in the classroom, working with students with disabilities or with special talents, addressing abuse of drugs and other substances, and preventing and managing crises.

In addition, the following services are offered:


         Collaborate with teachers, parents, and administrators to find effective solutions to learning and behavior problems.

         Help others understand child development and how it affects learning and behavior.

         Strengthen working relationships between teachers, parents, and service providers in the community.


         Evaluate eligibility for special services.

         Assess academic skills and aptitude for learning.

         Determine social-emotional development and mental health status.

         Evaluate learning environments.


         Provide psychological counseling to help resolve interpersonal or family problems that interfere with school performance.

         Work directly with children and their families to help resolve problems in adjustment and learning.

         Provide training in social skills and anger management.

Please note:  All above information was taken off NASP website

(NASP, 2011)