National Association of School Psychologists. Communique

Articles from Vol. 44, No. 1, 2015

Aftermath of a Suicide
Aftermath of a Suicide THE RIPPLE EFFECT: Invisible Impact of Suicide By L. Savoie 2014, Laurie SavoieREVIEWED BY MARITA DELANEYThe Ripple Effect refers to the ongoing impact of suicide on families, friends, and colleagues who have lost a loved one to...
"Appropriate" School Psychology Practice? You Be the Judge IV
For this fourth article in the series reviewing recent court decisions concerning appropriate school psychology practice from both professional and legal perspectives, consider the summary of the New York City case below and the question-and-answers...
Apps for Behavior Management: A Review
"The National Education Technology Plan (NETP) recognizes that technology is at the core of virtually every aspect of our daily lives and work, and we must leverage it to provide engaging and powerful learning experiences and content, as well as resources...
A Strength-Based Approach to Graduate School: Benefits, Strategies, and Applications
As school psychologists in training, we are encouraged to use a strength-based approach in our practice. This strength-based approach allows school psychologists to focus on students' competencies and strengths, rather than weaknesses or deficits, in...
Bringing Trauma-Informed Schools to Life
Anational survey estimates that one in four children ages 0-17 years old have experienced one childhood adversity, with 23% having two or more adverse family experiences (National Survey of Children's Health, 2011/2012). Adverse childhood experiences...
Connecting the Dots
I hope the transition to the new academic year has been a good one for all of you! As I continue to transition into the role of NASP president, I would like to share with you a bit about who I am professionally and personally; I'd also like to take this...
Facilitators and Barriers to the Implementation of Mental Health Evidence-Based Interventions
Schools have been implicated as the primary setting in which to provide evidence-based mental health services to our nation's youth (Rones & Hoagwood, 2000). Due to recent federal policies and initiatives, such as the School-Based Health Center Program...
Idea in Practice
Public Reporting: Online Assessment Outcomes for Students With DisabilitiesThe National Center on Educational Outcomes recently released their 16th report that analyzes how states publicly report online assessment data for students with disabilities...
Improving Special Education Documentation to Enhance Parent Understanding
Parental involvement is an essential component of promoting successful students and schools. Increased parental involvement in school systems has been positively correlated with academic achievement, school climate, and positive postschool outcomes in...
Is There a Mental Health Professional in the House?
The new school year is just beginning for most of us, and Communiqué is here to provide the information we need to stay up to date with the latest developments in our field. Just because school was out for summer doesn't mean that school psychology stood...
National Register Strengthens Relationship with School Psychology
The Board of Directors of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists (National Register) recently approved the National Association of School Psychologists' (NASP) application for recognition of the NCSP (Nationally Certified School Psychologist)...
NCSP Earns Formal Recognition from National Register
NASP is pleased to announce formal recognition of the Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) credential by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. The National Register establishes uniform, rigorous criteria for specialty credentialing...
New Edition of Key ADHD Resource
New Edition of Key ADHD Resource ADHD IN THE SCHOOLS: Assessment and Intervention Strategies (3rd Ed.) G. J. DuPaul & G. Stoner 2014, Guilford PressREVIEWED BY ALEX S. HOLDAWAYThe prevalence of ADHD in children in the United States (6.8%; Centers...
Position Opening: Editor-Elect of School Psychology Forum
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Publications Committee is conducting a search for editor-elect of School Psychology Forum. School Psychology Forum is the electronic "research to practice" journal of NASP. The appointment will...
Remembering Tom Oakland
Ihave written more than 60 of these memorials over the past 30 years. Some were very personal, others were largely historical; some deaths were accidental, or from illness or natural causes. Tom Oakland's death is among the few I would consider personal...
Resource for RTI and MTSS
Resource for RTI and MTSS CURRICULUM BASED ASSESSMENT FOR INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN: USING DATA TO INDIVIDUALIZE INSTRUCTION By M. Burns. & D. P. Parker 2014, Guilford PressREVIEWED BY AMY D. JOYNTSchool psychologists play a critical role in developing...
Safe School Environments for Transgender Students
Transgender individuals report that using a public bathroom (labeled either women or men) can be a very stressful experience (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network, 2012). Transgender students in school may have this stressful experience at least...
School Psychologists: Qualified Health Professionals Providing Child and Adolescent Mental and Behavioral Health Services
School psychologists are uniquely positioned in schools to facilitate the development, delivery, and monitoring of prompt, effective, and culturally responsive mental and behavioral health services of prevention and intervention. As Hughes and Minke...
School Psychology Awareness Week: Connect the Dots and THRIVE!
Welcome back to the start of an exciting new school year! The return to school is filled with new initiatives, new goals, and fresh perspectives. This is a time when school psychologists begin to plan schedules, review caseloads, outline professional...
The Need for School Psychologists' Expertise in University Settings
School psychologists possess many abilities, such as being able to counsel, consult, and assess for cognitive, achievement, and social-emotional disabilities. While school psychologists work mostly in primary and secondary schools, those are not the...
Understanding Social-Emotional Functioning
Understanding Social-Emotional Functioning BOOSTING ALL CHILDREN'S SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL BRAIN POWER: Life Transforming Activities By M-N Beaudoin 2014, Corwin PressREVIEWED BY SHANTER H. ALEXANDERIn the shadow of the introduction of social communication...
Using Tech to Polish Report Templates
As the school year gets underway, school psychologists start getting ready for a new round of assessment cases and writing up reports. This is a great time of the year to spend some time and get report templates ready to go.Most school psychologists...
Welcome Back to New Orleans, NASP!
The 2016 edition of the NASP Annual Convention is returning to New Orleans, Louisiana (or NOLA, or Nawlins)! The convention will be held at the Marriott and Sheraton hotels downtown on Canal Street, easy walking distance to the French Quarter and to...
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