The PST is designed as a group of educational professionals who collectively target and define student concerns and develop individualized interventions to elevate students to higher achievement levels.
Concerns about achievement are initially raised by either the classroom teacher or the student’s parents; however, any member of a child’s team can make a request to the PST.
The PST is always comprised of a student’s parents, the general education teacher, the school psychologist, and the school principal.
The team may also consist of the following members: school psychologist, school social worker, reading specialist, speech language pathologist, school nurse, special education teacher, and another general education teacher.
The purpose of the Problem Solving Team [PST]
To operationally define targeted concerns, including academic and social/emotional/behavioral.
To serve as an intervention design team to address the defined targeted concerns.
To serve as a consultant group to a child’s general education teacher.
To serve as a consultant group to a child’s parents/guardians.
To serve as the official referral agent for special education case study evaluations.