Entries by Mike Lyman

Hope to see you at OAPCS Conference

PSI is pleased to contribute to the 8th annual OAPCS Conference. Please join us for the following Breakout Sessions: “Educators as Partners In Suicide Prevention” Thurs, Oct. 16th  (11:15 – 12:15) Karen McKelvey, Ed.S. “ELL’s & Special Needs: Is it ESL or an Educational Disability?” Thurs, Oct. 16th (1:45 – 2:45) Kay Almy, M.A.T. and Julie Goldyn Wood, […]

PSI Offers Free Webinar: Going Beyond Fluency

We are sorry that you may have missed our free webinar.   The good news is that it is available online for you to still watch.  We hope this helps. For any questions regarding PSI services please contact Karen McKelvey at karenmckelvy@psi-solutions.org. ———————————————– PSI held a free webinar on September 18, 2014 from 3-4pm EST […]

An Outcast Becomes a Rainmaker

PSI’s Lisa Greene, RN, is a busy woman! Working at Roxbury Elementary School in Solon as District Nurse, she oversees a large health team in Solon City Schools. A typical day would see her as a resource for people who have concerns about the health of students. “If it means going to a school, I go. I check on schools routinely, working in conjunction with the District Officials […]

PSI’S Prevention & Intervention Initiatives

PSI prevention and intervention services have been implemented in over 200 schools yearly throughout Ohio, have touched the lives of more than 100,000 students throughout the years. Research-based programs are offered for all grade levels, K through 12, and can be designed for a wide array of time parameters, including after school.

Healthy is as Health Does

PSI has introduced some innovative nutrition programs for healthy living with the children we serve. Healthy eating can stabilize children’s energy, sharpen their minds, and even out their moods. While peer pressure and TV commercials for junk food can make getting kids to eat well seem impossible, there are steps parents can take to instill healthy eating habits without turning mealtimes into a battle zone.

Bilingual Services Now Offered

PSI is now offering bilingual services to those students who are truly non-English speaking. Typically, most students have a basic knowledge of English, but some have little to none at all.
To understand what is spoken in the classroom, support services beyond inclusion in PSI’s English Language Learner (ELL) or English as a Second Language (ESL) programs is crucial.

Improving Reading Is Easier Than You Think!

Despite our best efforts, we still have students who struggle in reading. Approximately 33% of our 4th grade students read at a level considered “below basic.” Clearly, we need new ways to think about delivering effective reading instruction for struggling readers.  Reading is highly correlated with academic success. Poetry is often overlooked as one engaging […]