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Fredrick, Stephanie S.; Sun, Lucia; Nickerson, Amanda B. – Communique, 2023
There is evidence that cyberbullying is a problem that is increasing among children and adolescents. Although often occurring outside of school, its effects often find their way into the offices of principals and school mental health providers. This article reviews the issues involved in cyberbullying and its effects and points the way toward…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Media, Prevention
Armstrong, Emily F.; Maricle, Denise E. – Communique, 2023
Due to the increased risks of neurocognitive impairment when a child is diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) at an early age, early identification and assessment are critical. A study by Nadebaum et al. (2012) found that cognition is impaired in a significant number of children at the time of diagnosis, and those who are initially impaired show a…
Descriptors: Diabetes, School Psychologists, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Neurological Impairments
Diaz, Yahaira; Ramirez, Cristina; Jones, Caicina; Jenkins, Kisha V.; Blalark, Ava – Communique, 2023
It is important to understand the contexts which lead to alternative education programming. The ways in which problem behavior is defined detrimentally impacts ethnically and racially minoritized populations and students with disabilities. Additionally, the pipeline to alternative education, with opportunities for increased supports and services,…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Student Placement, Educational Practices, Behavior Problems
Olsen, Sunny C.; Swanson, Jennifer M.; Botello, Rolando A.; Newell, Kirsten W. – Communique, 2023
Schools are currently facing significant success gaps for students with disabilities, particularly those students with intersectional, marginalized identities. Establishing systematic, collaborative tiered supports is essential to reduce student success gaps and simultaneously prevent staff burnout. Yet, the required system change varies across…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Cooperation, School Psychologists
Rafi, Faiza; Maricle, Denise E. – Communique, 2023
Down syndrome is one of the leading causes of intellectual disability, and individuals with Down syndrome experience various health issues including learning and memory deficits, congenital heart diseases, Alzheimer's or other dementias, leukemia, cancers, and Hirschsprung disease. School psychologists have a vital role in the success of students…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, School Psychology, Down Syndrome, Students with Disabilities
Ortiz, Arlene; Lizardi, Patricia Sánchez; Calvillo, Olivia; D'Costa, Stephanie; Anguiano, Rebecca; Robinson-Zañartu, Carol; Ni, Hong; Jimerson, Shane R.; Laija-Rodriguez, Wilda – Communique, 2023
California has one of the largest populations of multilingual learners (MLs) in the United States (California Department of Education [CDE], 2020; 2021). These MLs have unique strengths and needs, which require school psychologists to have specialized training (Gonzalez et al., 2022; Harris et al., 2021). However, few school psychology training…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, School Psychology, Bilingualism, College Faculty
Mesmer, Eric M.; Caughron, Jared – Communique, 2023
While systematic documentation of the content of school psychologists' job descriptions is just beginning, a critical question is how this information might be useful in attempting to improve job recruitment efforts. It is important to understand that job descriptions reflect the formal/written expectations that school districts have for their…
Descriptors: Occupational Information, Change, Recruitment, School Psychologists
Floress, Margaret T.; Conoyer, Sarah J.; Scheibal, Julann K.; Pasley, Bayleigh K.; Houba, Katie F.; Ebner, Mikayla – Communique, 2023
Today, social media is gaining particular attention for providing users with multiple applications to connect with friends, family, and businesses. While most social media platforms can be beneficial, there are also risks. Educators, school psychologists and graduate students need to monitor how they present themselves to the public and how they…
Descriptors: Social Media, Ethics, Behavior, Guidelines
McCullum, Charcelor; Perkins, Catherine; Shanock, Andrew – Communique, 2023
The NASP Leadership Development Committee (LDC) has focused its work on fostering leadership skills among individual school psychologists by providing professional development through convention sessions, articles, and the NASP Leadership Institute. The Leadership Institute is a 5-part online course designed to help school psychologists improve…
Descriptors: Leadership, Mentors, Equal Education, Diversity
Lichtenstein, Robert – Communique, 2023
The field of school psychology, built on a foundation of evidence-based practice, has produced an abundance of research to inform school-based practice. However, this empirical tradition has not been applied to the predominant activity in which school psychologists are engaged: psychoeducational assessment. Despite numerous critiques and proposed…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Psychological Evaluation, Psychological Testing, Outcomes of Treatment
Paik, Jae H.; Urias, Graciela; Rodriguez, Rita; Duh, Shinchieh – Communique, 2023
School closures can occur not only during a pandemic, but also during disasters, which can impact students' social and emotional well-being and lead to detrimental behavioral outcomes and trauma-related symptomatology. Such negative impacts can potentially be alleviated by inclusion of effective virtual or blended SEL programming that supports…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Social Emotional Learning, Elementary School Students, COVID-19
Grapin, Sally L. – Communique, 2023
Developing special issues or special topic sections for peer-reviewed journals is one way in which school psychologists can contribute to their field's research base. Special issues are designed to advance scholarship in a particular area and are guest edited by individuals, other than the journal's editor in chief (EIC), who have expertise in…
Descriptors: Periodicals, School Psychologists, Journal Articles, Research
Freeman, MacKenzie – Communique, 2023
Alternative education programs or schools can be defined in several ways, and individuals may have various perspectives on what alternative programs are expected to be. For some, alternative placements may be seen as a setting for students who experience difficulty within public schools, some may think of an exclusive boarding school, or some…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Input Output Analysis, Justice, Outcome Measures
Roman, De'Vohn J.; Castillo, Jose M. – Communique, 2023
School psychologists around the nation serve an ever-growing diverse population of children and youth. Despite school psychologists working with children, teachers, and parents who are racially and ethnically diverse, school psychology itself remains largely White and female-identifying (Goforth et al., 2021). Multiple issues contribute to the…
Descriptors: School Psychology, School Psychologists, Minority Group Students, Race
Zirkel, Perry A.; Irwin, Lauren; Locuniak, Maria N. – Communique, 2023
This next article in the series on evaluation under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) focuses on the common, core responsibility of school psychologists for timely completion of the initial evaluation. For this topic, first is a legal analysis and then a discussion for professional implementation that includes ethical…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Students with Disabilities, Federal Legislation
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