National Association of School Psychologists. Communique

Articles from Vol. 41, No. 2, October

2012 School Psychology Futures Conference
View Live or Archived Conference WebinarsThe 2012 Conference on the Future of School Psychology is set to begin, with the first live conference webinar scheduled for October 8. Additional live webinars are scheduled for Friday, October 26 and Saturday,...
A Framework for School-Wide Bullying Prevention and Safety
Editor's Note: This handout is fully formatted for distribution and available for downloading on the NASP website. Click on Communiqué Online.The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is committed to supporting accessible, high-quality...
A Little Help from My Friends: Creating Socially Supportive Schools
RESEARCH-BASED PRACTICEWe all get by with a little help from our friends. We all try with a little help from our friends. Students in our schools are no different. Students who feel socially supported get by a little better, try a little harder, and...
Assessment of Cognitive Ability of Students with Severe and Low-Incidence Disabilities - Part 1
RESEARCH-BASED PRACTICEStudents with severe and low-incidence disabilities comprise a heterogeneous population that often presents a challenge to the professionals charged with evaluating their skills and abilities. This is especially true in conducting...
Behavioral Interventions for Teachers
Behavioral Interventions for Teachers CHALLENGING KIDS, CHALLENGED TEACHERS: Teaching Students with Tourette's, Bipolar Disorder, Executive Dysfunction, OCD, ADHD&More By LE. Packer & S.K. Prutt 2010, Woodbine HouseREVIEWED BY EVA R. MARKHAMThe...
Brothers of Ujima
Brothers of Ujima BROTHERS OF UJIMA: Cultural EnrJchment Program to Empower Adolescent African American Males By F. Z. Belgrave, K. W. Allison, J. Wilson, & R. Tademy 2OII, Research PressREVIEWED BY CHYNNA S. MCCALL & ROBYN S. HESSChildren spend...
Convention Registration Opens October 1
The online convention registration and housing reservation systems are now open (as of October 1). By registering early, you can save up to $70, plus be entered to win one of six fabulous prizes. NASP has a number of resources you can use to plan your...
Crisis Management
Research SummariesContributing Editor's Note: In this column, members of the NASP Crisis Management in the School Interest Group bring you summaries of three studies relevant to school crisis response. The first study investigated the psychological adjustment...
Faculty Roles: A Primer for Students and Professionals Interested in Careers in Academia
TRANSITIONSFaculty shortage is a major concern for the field of school psychology in the United States. Graduate students are not entering the field at a rate representative of the current need (Clopton & Haselhuhn, 2009). The reasons for this are...
Integration of Social, Behavioral, and Academic Initiatives - Part 1
RESEARCH-BASED PRACTICEMany schools are working toward improving their overall social and behavioral climate. This endeavor is undertaken for its own sake, and in the anticipation that it will improve academic performance for students. School climate...
Interview with Author Peter DeWitt
The following is an interview with Peter M. DeWitt, EdD, author of Dignity for All: Safeguarding LGBT Students, a joint publication of Corwin Press and the National Association of School Psychologists.Communiqué: What exactly does this book cover?Dr....
Leaders and Advocacy
Decisions are made by those who show up.As I am writing this article, our political parties are gearing up for the home stretch of the presidential campaign season. By the time you are reading this article, I suspect many of us will have had our fill...
Making History with the Futures Conference
A little over a month ago, the Olympics ended and many of us got back to our lives, which were temporarily suspended while we watched. I don't know why I watched as much of the Olympics as I did since skeet shooting, rowing, andhandball are not typically...
Moving out, Again!
I failed math but excel at backpacking. While sitting in a presentation at the NASP annual convention in Philadelphia, I learned that the foundation skills needed for student mathematics proficiency are "conceptual understanding, procedural fluency,...
Nasp Practice Model
Examples From the FieldThe Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services, also known as the NASP Practice Model, outlines 10 general domains of school psychological practices. This article is one in a series that highlights various...
Presenting to an International Audience at Professional Conferences
PRESENTING WITH STYLEThe purpose of this column, "Presenting With Style," is to help individuals present their work more successfully at international conferences. Although the NASP annual convention is the most recognized school psychology conference...
Restraint and Seclusion in Schools: A Graduate Student's Experience
Four years ago, I worked with John, a 13-year-old student who was a fun loving, very intelligent young man at a special education school for students with severe developmental disabilities. Working with John had a lasting impact on my professional development....
Search Announced for COMMUNIQUÉ Editor-Elect
In accordance with Executive Council procedures, NASP announces the search for a new Communiqué editor. A Communiqué editor-elect will be appointed by the NASP president for a 5-month term effective February 1, 2013; the Communiqué editor-elect will...
Seclusion and Restraint: Federal Updates and Advocacy Opportunities
ADVOCACY IN ACTIONThe issue of seclusion and restraint has been a recent hot topic widely discussed among many education and disability rights advocacy groups, and now the United States Congress. The Children's Health Act of 2000 protects children from...
Stepping Up in the Montgomery County Public Schools
COMMUNICATION MATTERSIt is tough out there. No matter who you talk to in education, grim is a common theme. Demands are growing. Stress is increasing. Resources are disappearing. Morale is sinking. Many people fear free-falling off the funding cliff....
Ten Ways to Infuse Positive Psychology in the Schools
TRASITIONSSchool professionals, including school psychologists, have often operated from a problem- or deficit-based perspective with a focus on identifying and remediating psychoeducational disorders in children and adolescents. However, positive psychologists...
The Future of School Psychology
I attended the Conference on the Future of School Psychology in 2002. School psychology leaders from all over the country were invited to come to Indianapolis for several days where we listened to presentations and worked in small groups to hammer out...
Three Tiers of Behavioral Intervention
Three Tiers of Behavioral Intervention MANAGING CHAL. LENGING BEHAV'0RS 'N schools: Research-Based strategies That Work By K. Lane, H. Mariah Menzies, A.l>Bruhn & M. Cmobori 2010, Guilford PressREVIEWED BY RINA CHITTOORANManaging Challenging Behaviors...
What to Do in Seattle? Lots!
WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF THE HEADQUARTERS HOTEL AND CONVENTION CENTERPike Place Market. Only five blocks from the Sheraton Hotel, the 104-yearold purveyor offish, flowers, crafts, and oddities is the oldest continuously operating market in the United...
Worth the Price
Worth the Price School Psychology Tools (1.0.5) YoungStone Innovations LLC for the iPad (iOS), $34.99Editor's note: This column features differing reviews of the same app - suggesting that its suitability for you may depend on which features you are...