Dr. Debra Kirby   
 
 
My name is Debra Kirby, one of the School Psychologists at Chandler Elementary School.  I am here at Chandler full time working with students.  My role is to help with students' adjustment to school, provide counseling services as needed, work with students through regular and special education providing social and coping skill instruction and conflict resolution.  I also conduct psychological assessments, and consult with parents and teachers.  To reach me please contact the main office at Chandler 781-934-7680 or send me an email: dkirby@duxbury.k12.ma.us.  I look forward to working with you and your children.
  • Here are some additional resources and  information about how I can be helpful to you and your family: 
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  • This is a brochure from the National Association of School Psychologists describing the role of a School Psychologist.  To open the brochure click here.
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  • The PTA funded resources for our school library relating to building social skills, coping skills, acceptance, resolving conflicts, expressing and understanding feelings. Here is a list of the books: click here
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  • Social skill small groups are an excellent way to develop and practice essential interpersonal skills.  I work with students in various groups which target friendship making skills, social interaction, initiation, self-esteem, coping skills, anxiety, expressing feelings, social thinking, problem solving, and communication skills.  The social thinking lessons are based  in part on Michelle Garcia Winner's social thinking activities.  Her website is a great resource http://www.socialthinking.com
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  • If you are looking for resources for counseling support within the community, please contact me for a list of service providers and counselors.

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