National Association of School Psychologists. Communique

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 7, May

Barbara Bole Williams Honored with NASP Lifetime Achievement Award
For most, living in New Jersey and supporting a baseball team in Pennsylvania may seem an awkward and cumbersome challenge. Not so for NASP's 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Barbara Bole Williams. A long-time Phillies fan and Pitman, New Jersey...
Bob Bayuk Ls NASP School Psychologist of the Year
The Awards Committee is pleased to announce that Dr. Bob Bayuk is our 2011 School Psychologist of the Year. The School Psychologist of the Year Award recognizes excellence in the provision of school psychological services by a field-based practitioner.In...
Children's Fund Offers Grant Opportunities
The NASP Children's Fund, Inc. was established in 1986 as a tax-exempt, 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. The Children's Fund accepts and disburses funds for charitable purposes that are consistent with the priorities of the organization. The purpose...
Children's Fund San Francisco Service Project
In July 2O1O, at its summer meeting, the Board of Trustees of the NASP Children's Fund began to explore options for the service project in the host city for the NASP Annual Convention to be held in San Francisco. With the knowledge of the incredibly...
College for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
College for Students With Intellectual Disabilities THINK COLLEGE! POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION OPTIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES By M. Grigal & D. Hart 2010, Paul H. BrookesREVIEWED BY KRISTIN PHILLIPSHow students withintellectual disabilities...
Concussion Awareness: Getting School Psychologists into the Game
RESEARCH-BASED PRACTICEIn an effort to stay current with teen culture, I recently watched the latest Jackass movie. All I could think throughout the film was, "Wow, these guys mustVe had a lot of concussions." And while I admit to laughing at the daredevil...
Editor's Note
I am extremely excited to announce the beginning of a series of articles on concussions and traumatic brain injury commencing with this issue. Susan Davies, who wrote the lead article on the front page, worked hard over the previous several months coordinating...
Ethics and Technology: Response to Pfohl-Part II
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) 2010 revision of its Principles for Professional Ethics (NASP-PPE) became effective in January 2011. As members of the ethics code revision team, we werepleased to see Dr. Pfohl's (2010, Vol. 39,...
Goal Setting and Hope
RESEARCH-BASED PRACTICEThe science behind the mechanisms and mediators that lead to successful goal accomplishment has been a focus of research since the 19703. When an individual desires to make a change or accomplish an outcome, research tells us that...
Goal Setting and Hope: Helping Children See the Possible
Hope isn't just passively wishing and waiting for something to happen. Hope leads to the drive to set and pursue goals, take risks, and initiate action. Hope fuels problem-solving and helps children develop personal strengths and social resources. Research...
GW/NASP 2011 Public Policy Institute Registration Now Open
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and the George Washington University (GW) Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) will cohost the 2011 GW/NASP Public Policy Institute to be held in Washington, DC, July 6-8 (3-day...
Hurry, Hurry, Test and Place
After 36 years in the business of school psychology, dating all the way back to PL 93-180 and PL 94-142, 1 will admit to having borne witness to a lot of shifts in special education. The 2005 reauthorization that declared, "[States] must not require...
Idea in Practice
ESEA Reauthorization: Revisions to Alternate Test RulesAs the country moves forward with activities leading up to the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), a provision affecting students with disabilities is under consideration...
Ironworkers and School Psychologists: Building Bridges and Saving Lives
At the February 24 San Francisco $K Walk/Run, two professions - ironwork and school psychology - met at Hopper's Hands and the Golden Gate Bridge. First commissioned by Golden Gate Bridge ironworker Ken Hopper, Hopper's Hands is a modest plaque initially...
It Ain't Easy Livin' in the Big Easy: Down and Dazed but Not Out
CRISIS MANAGEMENTIn this article, the impact of two major disasters on residents of NewOrleans and the Gulf Coast are discussed. An overriding concern as expressed by the recently released report issued by the National Commission on Children and Disasters,...
Join NASP in Celebrating May as Mental Health Awareness Month
For more than 70 years, mental health professionals have been celebrating May as "Mental Health Awareness Month." NASP will join our mental health colleagues again this year in a variety of activities designed to bring greater awareness to the importance...
Just a Click Away
Since the convention finished a couple of months ago, my head has been spinning about all of the new ideas and changes coming for the field. Before I became too overwhelmed with the pace of change in our field and how much more it would change in the...
Keep Your Hand on the Plough
As you read this,you are probably already looking forward to the (at least somewhat) less hectic summer months. But as I write this, Fm still recovering from the incredibly successful San Francisco convention andtryingto sort through the seaof ideas...
Nasp Practice Model
Examples From the FieldThe Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services (http://www. nasponline.org/standards/2010standards.aspx), also known as the NASP Practice Model, outlines 10 general domains of school psychological practices....
New Policies on Surveying NASP Members
NASP members periodically receive invitations to participate in surveys conducted by NASP workgroups, university faculty, and students working on their theses or dissertations. The NASP Research Committee is charged with reviewing proposals seeking permission...
Off Task
MilestonesI have some milestones coming up. In a month, FIl no longer be the parent of a teenager, and wow, I started that gig in 1995.Then sometime in fall of 2011 - Pm debating doing the math to get an exact date - I will reach 100 cumulative years...
San Francisco Captures NASP's Heart! Onward to the City of Brotherly Love!
Life operates in a rhythm. For most school psychologists, the rhythm revolves around the school year, beginning in September and ending in May or June, with summer creating its own beat. The official NASP member year mirrors this cycle, running July...
School Psychologists' Contributions to Creating Safe Schools for GLBTQ Youth
The needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning (GLBTQ) students are often not met in our nation's schools. When I researched evidencebased interventions to help students who are questioning their sexuality or gender, I realized that...
School Psychology Research Collaboration Conference: Success All Around
The 2O11 School Psychology Research Collaboration Conference (SPRCC) was held on February 2Oth and 2ist in San Francisco, CA, prior to the National Association of School Psychologists' (NASP) annual convention. The purpose of the SPRCC is to provide...
Setting Goals That You Can Achieve
Karen Reivich's article on Goal Setting and Hope (front page, this issue) targets helping children develop goal setting skills to support their achievement. This insightful guidance is applicable to school psychologists as well, particularly for goals...
State Laws and Guidelines for RTI: Additional Implementation Features
Response to intervention (RTI) remains a major issue in both the professional literature and school practice. A series of previous "snapshot" studies tracedthe development of RTI in state laws concerning identification of students with specific learning...
Summer Conferences Offer Excellent Value and Convenient Timing
We all know how difficult it can be to get the training you need during the school year. Paperwork piles up, cases need attention, and the meetings can seem endless. It can be hard to find time to meet your deadlines, let alone get the training you need...
Tech Corner
Encryption- Must We Use It?If someone gets into your computer, you can prevent him from accessing or using your files by using encryption. Encryption has been used by governments and military to protect their data since the 19503. Encryption comes in...
The Role of the School Psychologist in Comprehensive Concussion Management
Dr. Gerard Gioia, Chief of Neuropsychology at Children's National Medical Center, internationally recognized expert on youth concussions, andformer school psychologist, identified 10 steps to effectively managing youth sport concussion (Gioia, 2008)....
Traumatic Brain Injury and Personality Change
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and lifelong disability in the United States for individuals below the age of 45. Current estimates from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) indicate that at least 1.4 million Americans sustain...
Why Girls on the Run and the NASP 5K?
When it came time to determine a possible charity for the NASP sK this year, Girls on the Run seemed the perfect choice.This year, upon starting at a new elementary building, I was asked if I would consider being a coach for an after-school program called...