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Enrolled school psychology service

Psychology is a contracted service to Ko Taku Reo where we refer to outside Psychologist’s that allows us the ability to provide services and support on a national level to our students and whanau. This could include Educational Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology or Behavioural Psychology. Our contracted Psychologist’s will work in the same manner as a Ko Taku Reo employed specialist and are coordinated through the Integrated Service Leader. Every one of our contracted specialists has a slightly different service pathway, but in general, will follow the service pathway as seen below.

Psychology aims to help young people to become resilient so they can cope with difficult emotions and life challenges. This happens through specific, emotional or behavioural assessment and intervention plans for young people and their families. This could be around academic, social, emotional or behavioural issues.

  • Psychological and emotional assessments
  • Education Assessments
  • Behavioural assessments and interventions
  • Cognitive assessments
  • Therapy and counselling
  • Advocacy and support
  • Programme evaluation
  • Anger management
  • Social skills training
  • Help with - parenting, anxiety, depression, grief, relationships, Trauma and stress


Our practice is guided by:

  • The Values from New Zealand Psychology Society
  • Ko Taku Reo, Deaf Education New Zealand school values
  • Respect for the dignity of persons and peoples
  • Responsible caring
  • Integrity of relationships
  • Social justice and responsibility to society

New Zealand Psychology Society

  • A strong commitment to Deaf bi-lingual and bi-cultural practice
  • Valuing Deaf cultural norms
  • Provide students with an environment where they can Belong, Grow, Choose, Excel
  • Access to resources and services students need to be happy and engaged learners
  • To have opportunities to be their best and become confident leaders of their own lives

Ko Taku Reo School Values