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Pupil Adjustment Program

Erich Merkle, Ph.D, 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 and Family Services and Office of Special Education. The mission of PAP is to provide comprehensive psycho-educational services to students, families and district personnel across consultation, evaluation and professional development roles:

  • providing professional development on a range of psycho-educational 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