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Concannon, Jayna R.; Connolly, Katherine; Chafouleas, Sandra M.; Briesch, Amy M. – Communique, 2020
Approaches to identify and support student social, emotional, and behavioral (SEB) needs are necessary to the provision of school-based prevention and intervention services. Limited information exists, however, regarding the current use of SEB practices such as screening in schools. The purpose of The National Exploration of Emotional/Behavioral…
Descriptors: Student Needs, School Psychologists, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools
McDiarmid, Amy K.; Brown, Kirsten L. – Communique, 2020
School-based mental health professionals are in an ideal position to intervene and prevent problematic substance use among adolescents (Lasser & Schmidt, 2010). Although specialized graduate training in addictions is commonplace for clinical, counseling, and social work, it has not been as readily available in preservice programs for school…
Descriptors: Training, Models, Substance Abuse, Addictive Behavior
VanDerHeyden, Amanda M.; Codding, Robin S. – Communique, 2020
Many school psychologists work in schools that have low proficiency rates on the year-end test of mathematics, which is concerning because math proficiency is a powerful indicator of long-term academic success. Addressing math instructional problems is not easy work. One reason the authors examine is that the work is so challenging for school…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Mathematics Instruction, Evidence Based Practice, Beliefs
Shaw, Steven R. – Communique, 2020
Self-care for school psychologists has received overdue attention in scholarly literature and training. Most work in self-care relates to mental health problems arising from the stressful and emotional nature of work in school psychology. However, there is an additional component of self-care that has yet to receive appropriate levels of…
Descriptors: Disease Control, Prevention, School Psychologists, Daily Living Skills
Cipiani, Ennio – Communique, 2020
The function of any behavior (or chain of behaviors) can only be determined by identifying the prevailing antecedent motivating condition (Cipani & Cipani, 2019). The author dubs this antecedent condition the driving force of behavior. What you desire at a particular point in time, if such desire is at a sufficient level, executes two effects.…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Motivation, Contingency Management, Negative Reinforcement
Trudel, Sierra M. – Communique, 2020
Positive education can be broadly defined as the integration of traditional academics with building student character and well-being (Seligman, Ernst, Gillham, Reivich, & Linkins, 2009). More specifically, positive education examines the impact of interventions and programs on student well-being (White & Murray, 2015). Biennially, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values Education, Well Being, Conferences (Gatherings)
Sullivan, Amanda L.; Weeks, Mollie R.; Kulkarni, Tara; Nguyen, Thuy – Communique, 2020
Large-scale analyses are a powerful and increasingly common tool for investigating a range of public health and social concerns (Pienta, O'Rourke, & Franks, 2011). This series will provide a primer on large-scale secondary analysis in school psychology, with this article focusing on considerations for researchers interested in applying and…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, School Psychology, Research Problems, Research Utilization
Newman, Daniel S.; Monahan, Karen L.; Liu, Yuanfang; Kostelnik, Callen E.; Wilson, Marilyn S.; Thies, Lynne – Communique, 2020
School psychology practica are a series of applied training activities intended to link to the burgeoning development of trainees' knowledge, skills, and values across multiple domains. The purpose if this article is to summarize results from a recently published study of practicum training in the United States (Newman et al., 2019) and to…
Descriptors: Supervision, School Psychology, Training, Practicums
Kendrick-Dunn, Tiombe Bisa; Barrett, Charles; Guttman-Lapin, Danielle; Shriberg, David; Proctor, Sherrie L.; Calderón, Carlos O. – Communique, 2020
For school psychologists, social justice action involves protecting the educational rights, opportunities, and well-being of all students, "especially those whose voices have been muted, identities obscured, or needs ignored" (NASP, 2017). Facilitating social justice for students requires that school psychologists advocate for fairness…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Low Income Students, Disadvantaged Youth, Foster Care
Kulkarni, Tara; Weeks, Mollie R.; Sullivan, Amanda L. – Communique, 2020
As frequent consumers and disseminators of research, school psychologists have an ethical obligation to critically evaluate the findings of studies (National Association of School Psychologists, 2010); however, this can feel burdensome when studies are behind paywalls and require hours to properly scrutinize. Particularly when studies utilizing…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, School Psychology, Criticism, Psychological Studies
Apgar, Karen Pearse; McCullum, Chase; Vekaria, Hiral – Communique, 2020
School psychologists are uniquely qualified to provide direct and indirect support to students, parents, educators, schools, and districts. The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Practice Model outlines the 10 domains that interact with each other to meet the needs of students, schools, and communities, and demonstrate the broad…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Counselor Role, Evidence Based Practice, Decision Making
Truckenmiller, Adrea J.; Yohannan, Justina; Cho, Eunsoo – Communique, 2020
When students struggle with reading, school-based teams seek more information about why those students are struggling in order to provide instruction that will meet the students' needs. This process occurs for students needing Tier 2 or 3 instruction and students with disabilities who have reading goals. Reading specialists, special education…
Descriptors: Reading Tests, Data Use, Educational Planning, Reading Difficulties
Crepeau-Hobson, Franci – Communique, 2020
COVID-19 is a crisis unlike any the country has faced before. Unlike other events, the pandemic is affecting every community in some way. The constantly evolving situation is creating significant stress and uncertainty--not only for children and youth, but also for those charged with caring for those students at home and in educational and mental…
Descriptors: Communicable Diseases, Public Health, Crisis Management, Caregivers
Brooks, Keeshawna; Kendrick-Dunn, Tiombe Bisa; Parris, Leandra; Shriberg, David – Communique, 2020
School psychologists supporting children and families who are from low-income and economically marginalized (LIEM) backgrounds has been the theme of a series of "Communiqué" articles authored by National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Social Justice committee during this academic year. Previous articles have focused on…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Economically Disadvantaged, Low Income Groups, Consultation Programs
Dixon, Robert J.; Kitson, Jennifer; Somers, Cheryl; Mangus, Lauren; Chaffin, Jamie; Hendricker, Elise – Communique, 2020
Faced with national shortages of school psychologists, it is important that graduate educators explore different service delivery options to educate the greatest number of potential candidates to meet this need. One of the greatest areas of practitioner shortages is in the rural and less populated regions of the country, where a university can be…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, School Psychologists, Graduate Students, Distance Education
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