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Lockwood, Adam – Communique, 2015
While there are some differences between the construct of specific learning "disability" and "disorder," there are many similarities. Also, due to the number of clinical evaluations school psychologists review in practice, it is necessary to be familiar with the construct of specific learning disorder in order to incorporate…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Learning Problems, Clinical Diagnosis, Disability Identification
Skalski, Anastasia Kalamaros; Strobach, Kelly Vaillancourt; Rossen, Eric; Cowan, Katherine C. – Communique, 2015
Recently, the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has developed and approved several documents and resources that support foundational policy and practice areas critical to the future of school psychology: (1) effective education systems; (2) comprehensive school mental and behavioral health services; and (3) the comprehensive role…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Role, School Psychology, Mental Health
Holmes, Kelly; McLaughlin, Carly; Middleton, Amanda – Communique, 2015
The sheer amount of time that school psychologists spend conducting assessments, coupled with the shift in the field toward incorporating a socially just lens into practice, elicits the question: What constitutes socially just academic assessments, and what are the related best practices? Considering the complexities related to applying a social…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Assessment, Student Evaluation, Prevention
Charley, Elvina; Robinso-Zanartu, Carol; Melroe, Olivia; Dauphinais, Paul; Baas, Sally A. – Communique, 2015
Using the Indigenous Conceptual Framework Guiding School Psychology Practice with Indigenous Youth, Families, and Communities illustrated herein and first published within the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) position statement on "Effective Service Delivery for Indigenous Children and Youth" (NASP, 2012), this article…
Descriptors: School Psychology, American Indian Students, Cultural Relevance, Indigenous Knowledge
Weaver, Adam D.; Ouye, Jenna Chin – Communique, 2015
While many team meetings in schools are ad hoc and vary from school to school and practitioner to practitioner, Individualized Education Program (IEP) team membership and meetings are a requirement for most school psychologists. As mandated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, 2004), the IEP team must consist of a parent, a…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Meetings, Teamwork, Disabilities
Suldo, Shannon M.; Hearon, Brittany V.; Dickinson, Sarah; Esposito, Emily; Wesley, Katherine L.; Lynn, Courtney; Lam, Gary Yu Hin – Communique, 2015
Most research on positive psychology interventions (PPIs) has involved young adults and adolescents, but not young children. O'Grady (2013) suggested some conceptually promising pedagogical strategies that teachers can use to integrate PPI into the elementary school classroom. These general ideas include: (1) teaching the language of emotions and…
Descriptors: Psychology, Intervention, Elementary School Students, Psychological Patterns
DuBois, Coraline; Losoff, Rachel – Communique, 2015
Transgender students have unique and intense needs to be addressed for a safer and more inclusive school experience. Experiencing harassment and feeling unsafe at school can lead to negative educational outcomes, such as depression, victimization, poor academic outcomes, substance abuse, school avoidance, risky sexual behavior, suicidal ideation,…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Inclusion, Educational Environment, School Safety
Fernandez, Ivelisse Torres – Communique, 2015
In the southwestern United States, there is a group of children who are referred to as "borderland children" who experience additional challenges that place them at higher risk of developing mental health and other related problems. For the purpose of this article, borderland children are defined as children who reside in towns and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Mental Health, Health Services, Immigration
Hurley, Sarah; Coles, Ann – Excelencia in Education, 2015
Latinos represent almost one quarter of students enrolled in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade in public schools. Between 2011 and 2022, Latino postsecondary enrollment will increase by 27% -- the largest rate of increase of all groups. This report examines the role of high school counselors in assisting Latino and other underrepresented…
Descriptors: College Students, Hispanic American Students, Disproportionate Representation, School Counseling
Barkley, Russell A., Ed. – Guilford Press, 2014
Widely regarded as the standard clinical reference, this volume provides the best current knowledge about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, adolescents, and adults. The field's leading authorities address all aspects of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment, including psychological therapies and pharmacotherapy. Core…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Children, Adolescents, Adults
DeLucia-Waack, J., Ed.; Mercurio, M., Ed.; Colvin, F., Ed.; Korta, S., Ed.; Maertin, K., Ed.; Martin, E., Ed.; Zawadski, L., Ed. – American Counseling Association, 2014
In this book, practicing school counselors have provided more than 60 classroom guidance activities that are presented across the three major ASCA areas in the National Standards for Students: Academic Skills, Personal/Social Skills, and Career Development/College Preparation. Activities are designed to integrate the ASCA Model, Response to…
Descriptors: School Counseling, School Guidance, Guidance Programs, Class Activities
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Cole, Rebekah F. – Professional Counselor, 2014
School counselors must be knowledgeable about military culture in order to help military students and their families in a culturally competent manner. This article explores the nature of this unique culture, which is often unfamiliar to educators, including its language, hierarchy, sense of rules and regulations, self-expectations and…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Military Service, Organizational Culture, Guides
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Hicks, Janet G. Froeschle; Noble, Nicole; Berry, Steve; Talbert, Steve; Crews, Charles; Li, Jiaqi; Castillo, Yvette – Journal of School Counseling, 2014
Ethical and legal issues are dealt with daily by school counselors (Bodenhorn, 2006; Moyer, Sullivan & Growcock, 2012). Despite the prevalence of these issues, few resources exist to assist these professionals when making ethical and legal decisions. In addition, a lack of supervision for school counselors and managing complexities inherent…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Ethics, Standards, Decision Making
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Smith, Lance C.; Geroski, Anne M.; Tyler, Katie B. – Journal of School Counseling, 2014
Drawing from three case vignettes and the extant literature, the authors seek to identify, problematize, and expand the discussion on colorblind approaches to diversity within the practice of school counseling. The authors discuss how such an approach to working with students from under-represented groups subtly blames the victim, limits the…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Racial Factors, Student Diversity
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Cicco, Gina – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2014
This article will provide an outline for counselor educators and their students on how to develop and maintain solid supervisory relationships in the online classroom. Counselors-in-training are required to complete practicum and internship experiences during their graduate academic preparation. These field experience courses typically involve 100…
Descriptors: Counseling, Online Courses, Student Responsibility, Teacher Responsibility
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