National Association of School Psychologists. Communique

Articles from Vol. 44, No. 3, November

Academic Assessment, Prevention, and Intervention
School psychologists spend a significant amount of time conducting assessments. Excluding schoolwide and individual assessment interventions, school psychologists report that they spend approximately 47% of their time conducting special education evaluations...
An Overview of the Resolution on Gender and Sexual Orientation Diversity in Children and Adolescents in Schools
This article provides an overview of the joint Resolution on Gender and Sexual Orientation Diversity in Children and Adolescents in Schools that was adopted by the American Psychological Association's (APA) Council of Representatives (CoR) and the National...
A Practical and Research-Based Guide for Improving IEP Team Meetings
It is estimated that there are more than 11 million meetings each day in American workplaces (Rogelberg, Scott, & Kello, 2007), with managers of large organizations spending a majority of their time on meeting-related activities (Allen & Rogelberg,...
Becoming an Author: Just Do It!
During the past month, three people approached me saying that they had great ideas and wanted to write about them in Communiqué. I was enthusiastic in my responses and gave them some direction about how to proceed, but I have not heard from any of them...
Children Growing Up Online
Children Growing up Online MEDIA AND THE WELL-BEING OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS A. B. Jordan & D. Romer (Eds.) 2014, Oxford University PressREVIEW BY FRANK FARLEY & DANIELLE BEYSOLOWOne of the most important things to understand about children...
Children with Cystic Fibrosis: A Primer for School Psychologists
Approximately 30,000 people in the United States have cystic fibrosis (CF), and each year around 1,000 new cases are diagnosed (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation [CFF], 2015). About one half of this population consists of schoolage youth (CFF, 2012). With an...
Family-School Conferences: A Guide for Parents and Teachers
Research suggests that when parents and teachers work together collaboratively, there are substantial benefits to students, parents, and teachers. routine family-school conferences, those meetings held periodically throughout the school year to discuss...
Fostering Independence in Children: Tips for Parents
One of the central goals of parenting is to help children develop into well-adjusted, independent adults. by the time children reach the age of late adolescence or early adulthood, we want them to be able to make good decisions on their own, take responsibility...
Getting around New Orleans
As much as you know that you're looking forward to engaging convention sessions and newfound knowledge, some of the best places to dig into what your colleagues are doing could be outside of the convention hotels. New Orleans is a great place to explore...
NASP Members to Vote
The 2016 election offers you an opportunity to play a role in the future of your professional organization. This year, we will be electing a president-elect, a treasurer, and 17 state delegates. In the coming months, you can find more information on...
Parenting with Self-Awareness
Parenting With Self-Awareness IT TAKES A CHILD TO RAISE A PARENT: stories of evolving Child and Parent Development By J. C. Johnston 2013, Rowman & LittlefieldREVIEW BY TERESA MOERY & KERRI CLOPTONDr. Janis Clark Johnston's book is aimed at helping...
Rebuilding Capacity at the District Level
In 2007, I accepted a position as a coordinator of psychological services in a department that had been dismantled approximately five years earlier. I reported directly to the supervisor of psychological services with many years of experience in the...
Resiliency: Strategies for Parents and Teachers
"Into every life, some rain must fall.''-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1842As Longfellow implies, everyone faces adverse circumstances at some point in his or her life. to a certain extent, adversity-like rain-fosters growth. Yet severe adversity-like...
Safety and Crisis Apps
In many districts, school psychologists have become the first person that the rest of the faculty and staff rely upon to help address a hazardous event. This could include natural disasters, screening students for their risk of suicide, or other assorted...
School Climate and Bullying
As I mentioned in my October 2015 message, schools can be the places in which students find safety and security or places they want to avoid. Students' perceptions of the overall school climate, or the feel of a building, contribute to how they interpret...
School Psychology in Mexico
For many school psychology graduate students, it is easy to overlook compelling opportunities when immersed in class work, practicum, research, and teaching responsibilities. However, when an opportunity arose to study abroad in Mexico, we jumped at...
Text, Talk, Act to Improve Mental Health in Your School
Schools and communities continually strive to develop more effective methods of educating children and youth about mental health and how to access available resources. Despite this apparent need, several barriers prevent youth from engaging in discussion...
The President's Strands: A Preview of Coming Attractions
We are just three months away from the 2016 NASP convention in New Orleans, and numerous NASP volunteers, leaders, and office staff members have been working arduously to put together professional development offerings that will not only meet your needs...
Understanding and Promoting Resilience in Schools: An Interview with Amity Noltemeyer
Children and adolescents worldwide enter classrooms having experienced a diverse array of adversities and vulnerabilities. Trauma, chronic stress, and extreme poverty are just a few of the many risk factors that increase a child's likelihood of experiencing...
Working with LGBTQ Students
Working With LGBTQ Students RESPONSIVE SCHOOL PRACTICES TO SUPPORT LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, AND QUESTIONING STUDENTS AND FAMILIES By E. S. Fisher & K. S. Kennedy 2012, Taylor & FrancisREVIEW BY NICOLE IOVIEROResearch pertaining to...
Write for Communiqué!
Communiqué is arguably the most widely read school psychology publication in the world. It informs the day-to-day practice of school psychologists in every domain of the profession. If you have an idea that you want to your colleagues to hear about,...
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