School Psychologists
 


Best Practice in the Identification of Students with Specific Learning Disabilities
This document endorses the position statement of Identification of Students with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD), from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and finds it beneficial to practice in Arizona.
Publisher: Arizona Association of School Psychologists
Publication Date: February 2016


Best Practice in the Use of Developmental Delay in Arizona
This position paper indicates specific early identification of and intervention for developmental and learning problems in young children through a non-categorical delivery model.
Publisher: Arizona Association of School Psychologists

Bipolar Disorder: Educational Implications for Secondary Students
This article explains the symptoms of Bipolar Disorder and how handling the symptoms appropriately during school is vital to students’ ability to learn.
Authors: J. Elizabeth Chesno Grier, Megan L. Wilkins, and Carolyn Ann Stirling Pender
Publication Date: April 2007
Publisher: National Association of School Psychologists

Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder: Who Will Get a DSM-5 Diagnosis?
This study demonstrates that good levels of both sensitivity and specificity can be achieved for a diagnostic algorithm adhering to the DSM-5 criteria that is suitable across age and ability level.
Authors: Rachel G. Kent, Sarah J, Carrington, Ann Le Couteur, Judith Gould, Loma Wing, Jarymke Maljaars, Ilse Noens, Ina Van Berckelaer-Onnes, and Susan R. Leekam
Publication Date: May 2013
Publisher: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

Emotional Disturbance
This fact sheet defines, describes its characteristics, offers tips for parents and teachers, and connects you with related information and organizations with special expertise in that disability.
Publication Date: Updated May 2013
Publisher: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

ESSentials LogoESSentials: Positive School Culture/Climate
This resource explains the benefits of developing a positive school culture, includes National School Culture Standards, and features a demonstration video from Arizona’s Villa Montessori Charter School.
Publication Date: May 2015
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services


Getting Started with SLD Determination: After IDEA Reauthorization
The information, activities, and worksheets in this manual will serve as a guide as you examine the current SLD determination process in your state and district.
Publication Date: April 2006
Publisher: National Research Center on Learning Disabilities

Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services
This model represents the official policy of the National Association of School Psychologists regarding the delivery of comprehensive school psychological services.
Publication Date: 2010
Publisher: National Association of School Psychologists

NASP Professional Standards (Adopted in 2010)
The 2010 Standards were developed within the context of current issues relevant to education and psychology, with a visionary look ahead to anticipated future developments and issues in our field.
Publisher: National Association of School Psychologists

Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports
The TA Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports gives schools capacity-building information and technical assistance for identifying, adapting, and sustaining effective school-wide disciplinary practices.
Publisher: TA Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

Responsiveness to Intervention (RTI): How to Do It
This manual provides comprehensive coverage of RTI research-based features and will help you design and implement an RTI model in the context of SLD determination.
Authors: Evelyn Johnson, Daryl F. Mellard, Doug Fuchs, and Melinda A. McKnight
Publication Date: August 2006
Publisher: National Research Center on Learning Disabilities

School Counselors and School Psychologists: Collaborating to Ensure Minority Students Receive Appropriate Consideration for Special Educational Programs
This article discusses the role and function of school counselors and school psychologists and how they can assist in the delivery of appropriate services to minority school children and their families.
Authors: Andres Barona and Maryann Santos de Barona
Publisher: Reading Rockets

School Psychologists’ Guide to Best Practices in Third Grade Mandatory Retention
This paper discusses how school psychologists can assist schools as they prepare for and implement this law.
Publication Date: 2011
Publisher: Arizona Association of School Psychologists

School Psychologists: Improving Student and School Outcomes
This paper discusses examples of ways school psychologists can help ensure quality, genuinely accessible education for all students.
Publisher: National Association of School Psychologists

Supporting Mental Health: Use Your School Psychologist to Provide a Multitiered System of Support
This article discusses how principals can help their staffs support student mental health by consulting with their school psychologist to identify critical needs and strategies at the individual, classroom, and building levels.
Authors: Benjamin S. Fernandez and Kelly M. Vaillancourt
Publication Date: November/December 2013
Publisher: National Association of Elementary School Principals


The Role of the School Psychologist in the RTI Process
School psychologists working in districts that use Response to Intervention (RTI) can offer expertise at many levels, from system-wide program design to specific assessment and intervention efforts with individual students.
Author: National Association of School Psychologists
Publisher: Reading Rockets

Toolkit for School Psychologists
Reading Rockets and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) created this toolkit that includes video and DVD materials to help school psychologists apply evidence-based strategies to assessments of students with reading difficulties.
Publication Date: 2005
Publisher: WETA, Washington, D.C.

Why Do Professionals Refer Parents of Children with Disabilities to Raising Special Kids?
Raising Special Kids, Arizona’s Parent Training and Information Center, provides free support, training, information and individual assistance so families can become effective advocates for their children. Information includes how to refer a family, what to expect after a referral, and training opportunities.
Publisher: Raising Special Kids

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