Student Services

School Psychologist

From the National Association of School Psychologists www.nasponline.org: School psychologists are uniquely qualified members of school teams that support students' ability to learn and teachers' ability to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior, to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. School psychologists partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community.

Services offered:

  • Individual and Small Group Counseling
  • Interpretation of Psychological Evaluations
  • Administration of Psychological Assessments (2018-2019 school year)
  • Referrals to local mental health providers

If you are interested in learning more about what services Mrs. Neilans may be able to provide, please feel free to contact her.

Office Hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Contact:

Jessica Neilans, M.S., C.A.S.
716-881-6262 x 1026
jneilans@nardin.org

Elementary Counseling

Programs Offered:

The Elementary School Counseling program provides education, prevention and intervention services, which are integrated into all aspects of children's lives. Early identification and intervention of children's academic and personal/social needs is essential in removing barriers to learning and in promoting academic achievement.

School Wide Programs:

  • Lunch Bunch with the Counselor
  • Appreciation station for community helpers
  • Empathy Week
  • Mix-It-Up Lunch
  • Teacher Appreciation
  • Leadership programs

For Parents:

Parents are encouraged to call the school counselor at any time to discuss academic, social, or personal concerns about your child. The school counselor will help to arrange parent-teacher conferences, small group or individual counseling, as well as outside referrals.

For Students:

Students may see the counselor for small group and individual counseling to assist with a variety of concerns and problems, including:

  • Friendship
  • Problem Solving
  • Social Skills
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anxiety
  • Crisis Intervention

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Contact:

Kristen Blandford
716-881-6262 x1240
kblandford@nardin.org