National Association of School Psychologists. Communique

Articles from Vol. 42, No. 8, June

Addressing Complex RTI Issues
Addressing Complex RTI Issues RTI APPLICATIONS volume 2: Assessment. Analysis, and Decision Making By T C. Riley-Tillman, M.K.Bums, &K. Gibbons 2013 Gullfdrd PressREVIEWED BY TERRY OVERTONThis second volume of the twovolume guide for the implementation...
An Emergency Health Care Information Center
An Emergency Health Care Information CenterAmerican Red Cross (ARC) First Aid (v 2.02) 3-Sided Cube; iPhone and iPad iOS versions 5.0 °r h'gher and for Android 2.3 and above, FreeREVIEWED BY LARRY HILGERTThe American Red Cross (ARC) application offers...
A "Rad" Case for Two School Psychologists?
Not many court decisions under the IDEA specifically mention the school psychologist except in passing, with the real role sifted out in moving in the chronology from the actual events, through the impartial hearing process, to the judicial level. However,...
A Storytelling Celebration: NASP History Told by Past Presidents
The recent passing of NASP's first president, Pauline Alexander (1969-1970), prompted the 2014 NASP convention planners to host a gathering of former presidents. Other deceased presidents are John Austin (1971-1972), Calvin Catterall (19721973)» Michael...
Call for Book Reviewers
COMMUNIQUÉ is looking for book reviewers! With summer break nearly here, many of you will have some free time to read a book and offer a review. Evidence-based practice and RTI continue to be topics of interest, but as always, I try to include a variety...
Changes at NASP
NASP will soon be ramping up the volume on a number of changes within our association that have been quietly accumulating in the background. NASP Executive Director Susan Gorin and NASP Director of Communications Kathy Cowan discuss some of these changes...
Counseling for Behavior Problems
Counseling for Behavior Problems CONDUCTING STUDENT-DRIVEN INTERVIEWS: 5SÄ, student Involvement and Addressing Behavior Problems By j. j. Murphy 2013, RoutiedgeREVIEWED BY ASHLEY B. WRIGHTPart I is titled "Foundations." Throughout the book, the author...
Covitality: Fostering the Building Blocks of Complete Mental Health
Why are we school psychologists? What motivated us to enter this profession? Whether you are an experienced school psychologist or a professional in training, pause for a moment and reconsider the passions and aspirations you had when you decided to...
Diagnostic Changes: Feeding and Eating Disorders
Feeding and eating disorders are primarily characterized by severe and persistent disturbance in eating behaviors, and individuals with these disorders often show severe consequences even after the feeding or eating disorder has gone into remission....
Idea in Practice
Charter School Bill Includes Provisions for Students With DisabilitiesThe House Education and the Workforce Committee recentlypassed the bipartisan bill, "Success and Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Act" (H.R. 10) sponsored by Rep. John Kline...
Intelligence Testing: Administration, Interpretation, and Reporting
Intelligence Testing: Administration, Interpretation, and Reporting ASSESSING INTELLIGENCE IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS: A Practical Guide j. h. Kranzier & r. h. Floyd 2013, The GuilfordREVIEWED BY CARRIE CHAMP MORERAThe authors of Assessing Intelligence...
It's a Small World
"It's a small, small world," sang the little figures as Disney World recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of this exhibit. It is a jaunty song that has been playing around in my brain for days. It makes me think of our National Association of School...
Just a Click Away
Empirical Research at the Tip of Your FingersThere has been a conundrum in school psychology that has been around since the field began. The issue is how to get the latest research into practice in the shortest time possible. Typically, it takes several...
NASP Future Faculty Interest Group
One career path within the field of school psychology is to return to academic institutions as faculty. The employment market for school psychology trainers is strong (Merell, Erwin, & Gimpel, 2012), and the number of available faculty positions...
Parental Involvement in RTI: Protected or Neglected?
Since the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) was reauthorized in 2004, response to intervention (RTI) has become a ubiquitous presence for school psychologists across the United States. Under the Education for All Handicapped...
Paul H. Henkin Memorial Scholarship Awarded to Lauren Pierce
NASP is fortunate to have been included in Dr. Paul H. Henkin's estate plan, thus establishing a scholarship program to recognize excellence in applied research or program design for newly credentialed school psychologists. Because of his generosity,...
Practical Tech
High Tech Tools for Presentations and MeetingsSome school psychologists may feel like they spend most of their time meeting with others or presenting professional development sessions. I tend to do this quite a bit and sometimes find myself scrambling...
Preparing a Successful Proposal
CONVENTION PRESENTATIONSAll proposals considered for NASP convention presentations undergo a masked review process. Each year, some proposals that appear to have merit are not accepted for presentation because these proposals eitherviolated a submission...
Reactive Attachment Disorder and Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder
Reactive attachment disorder of infancy or early childhood .(RAD) was introduced as a psychiatric condition in DSM-III in 1980 (American Psychiatric Association; APA). Students who have this condition, which is associated with experiencing severe social...
Remembering Fred Jay Krieg 1946-2014
Fred Jay Krieg was bom on June 3,1946 in Brooklyn, New York, to Carolyn (née Shutinsky) and the late Max Krieg. He died of complications following surgery for peritoneal cancer on March 27,2014 at LifeCare Hospital in Chester County, Pennsylvania, at...
Research Summaries
In this column, members of the NASP Crisis Management in the Schools Interest Group bring to you summaries of studies relevant to school crisis response. The first paper summarized is a literature review that examined explanations for the increasing...
Strive. Grow. THRIVE!
SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY AWARENESS WEEKIt may only be June and the winding down of the current school year, but we are already planning for School Psychology Awareness Week 2014 (November 10-14, 2014). Our theme this year is: Strive. Grow. Thrive! These three...
Supplementing the Preschool Core: Applying a Multitiered System of Support to a County Head Start Program
The multitiered system of supporting learners in schools has existed for several years, particularly under the name response to intervention (RTI; c.f. Jimerson, Bums, & VanDerHeyden, 2007). This framework of strong curricula and instruction, assessment,...
Supporting Successful Transitions Following School Closures: Considerations for School Personnel
School closure is a relatively recent epidemic affectingthousands of students nationwide. In 2011 alone, more than 1,900 schools closed nationwide, displacing in excess of 320,000 students (U.S. Department of Education, 2013). Students and families experiencing...
Test Reviews for Bilingual Assessment
Test Reviews for Bilingual Assessment ASSESSING SPANISHENGLISH BILINGUAL PRESCHOOLERS: A Guide to Best Approaches and Measures By S. Barrueco, M. López, C. Ong, & P. Lozano 2012, BrookesREVIEWED BY EDRIS GOOLSBY HARRELLSchool psychologists and speech...
The Winds of Change and Staying Rooted
There are a number of exciting changes afoot at NASP. The past 3 years have involved significant planning and outreach to members regarding how best to serve and support you, and to lead the school psychology profession into the future. Boiled down to...
Tips for Writing Attention Grabbing Session Descriptions
CONVENTION PRESENTATIONSThe primary goal in giving a presentation at the NASP convention is to share a particular aspect of your knowledge with fellow school psychologists. This requires that people show up at the presentation. There are typically more...
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