National Association of School Psychologists. Communique

Articles from Vol. 47, No. 7, May

A Social Justice Recap and Challenge to Move Forward
On the heels of a very successful annual convention that brought more than 5,000 attendees to Atlanta, social justice—NASP's most recent strategic goal—was well represented. For example, entering “social justice” in the search field of the convention's...
Comment Period on the NASP 2020 Standards Revision
NASP is providing an open comment period on the NASP 2020 standards revision from April 8, 2019 through May 10, 2019. All NASP members, and nonmembers alike from a variety of different related constituencies, are encouraged to review and provide input...
EXECUTIVE FUNCTION IN EDUCATION: From Theory to Practice (2Nd Ed.)
Understanding Executive FunctionAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder has relatively high prevalence rates among elementary, junior high, and high school students. School psychologists, educators, and parents frequently embark on quests to discover...
EXECUTIVE SKILLS IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention, Third Edition
Assessing and Teaching Executive SkillsThis third edition of Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents is a practical guide as the subtitle states. It guides practitioners in the fields of school psychology or any educational professions who are working...
Gender-Based Differences in the Neuroanatomy and Symptomatology of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects approximately 5% of children in the general population (American Psychiatric Association [APA], 2013, p. 61) and is one of the most common childhood neuropsychiatric disorders (Skogli, Teicher,...
LEARNING DISABILITIES: From Identification to Intervention, Second Edition
A Comprehensive Text for Learning DisabilitiesLearning disabilities (LD) are the most prevalent condition identified under IDEA, and controversies over how to serve students with this problem abound. Jack Fletcher and his colleagues have written an impressively...
Marijuana and Our Students
Currently, there are 29 states that have legalized or decriminalized marijuana for recreational or medical purposes. It is this author's opinion that sooner rather than later, marijuana will be legalized for recreational and medical purposes in all 50...
Nonsuicidal Self-Injury, A Condition for Further Study
Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) refers to deliberately harming one's body without the intention of dying (Swannell et al., 2012). Common methods include skin cutting, scratching, burning, and self-battery (Bentley, Cassiello-Robbins, Vittorio, Sauer-Zavala,...
Position Opening: Editor-Elect of <i>School Psychology Review</i>
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is conducting a search for editor-elect of its flagship journal, School Psychology Review (SPR). Readership of the journal includes NASP membership and institutional subscribers.Aims and scope....
Q&A with Khadijah Cyril
Why did you decide to pursue a career in school psychology?I decided to pursue a career in school psychology because I wanted to understand and treat children and adolescents experiencing behavioral, cognitive, social, and psychological difficulties....
Text, Talk, Set to Go: Prepare Students Emotionally for College
The Jed Foundation recently conducted a “First-Year College Experience” survey, exploring the challenges associated with young adults’ transition from high school to college (Harris Poll, 2015). The study found that the majority of U.S. first-year college...
The Big Push
Get ready for the final push in May and June to get all those IEP meetings finished before the end of the year—and before each meeting, to ensure that reports are done, parents and teachers are consulted, and interventions planned. What an astounding...
The NASP Recognition Program for Model Internship Supervisors
The school psychology internship represents a highly impactful supervised experience in the preparation of school psychologists. Since NASP began developing standards for graduate preparation, internships symbolized a necessary and formative capstone...
The School Safety Commission Report: Prevent, Protect, and Respond
At the request of President Trump in the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, a Federal Commission on School Safety was assembled to provide meaningful and actionable recommendations to maintain student safety in schools. The Commission, led by the U.S....
Wearable Interventions
Technology has gradually insinuated itself more and more into school psychology over the past several decades. It has helped school psychologists become more efficient by being better able to integrate large amounts of information into reports and to...
What Was the Bilingual Buzz in Atlanta?
The Bilingual School Psychology Interest Group (BIG) is a community of school psychology practitioners, trainers, and graduate students who have a shared interest in serving, learning about, and advocating for bilingual students and English learners...
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