Pupil Adjustment Program


Erich Merkle, PhD, EdS, NCSP 
 School Psychologist

fax 330.761.3224

The Pupil Adjustment Program (PAP) is a collaborative initiative within the Akron Public Schools departments of Student Support Services and Office of Special Education. The mission of PAP is to provide comprehensive psychoeducational services to students, families, and District personnel across consultation, evaluation, and professional development roles.


PAP helps the APS community by:

  • Providing professional development on a range of psychoeducational topics to district and community professionals 
  • Serving as a liaison to social service agencies
  • Consulting on psychological topics with district staff and administrators
  • Developing supports to ensure student success, particularly those students with behavioral needs
  • Overseeing individual child risk assessment in situations involving child maltreatment, suicide, and threats

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