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Barrett, Charles; Kendrick-Dunn, Tiombe Bisa; Proctor, Sherrie L. – Communique, 2019
To equitably and effectively serve children, families, schools, and communities, school psychologists must appreciate the dynamic interaction that exists between many variables. Using Bronfenbrenner's (1979) ecological systems theory as an example, this comprehensive conceptual framework provides a model for understanding how interconnected…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Child Development, Social Justice, Equal Education
Sutherland, Marah; Whalen, Angela – Communique, 2019
One challenge when examining the literature base on multicultural supervision is the lack of research in the field of school psychology specifically. The vast majority of articles on culturally competent supervision are published in research journals specific to counseling psychologists, school counselors, and clinical psychologists. Because the…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Supervision, School Psychology, Cultural Awareness
Zirkel, Perry A. – Communique, 2019
For this 18th article in the series reviewing recent court decisions concerning appropriate school psychology practice from both professional and legal perspectives, the topic is the IDEA's obligation of providing a comprehensive initial evaluation. More specifically, the focus here is determining eligibility for a gifted child with emotional and…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Murphy, Meredith; Mathis, Emily; Weaver, Adam D.; Dart, Evan – Communique, 2019
In considering classroom management strategies, understanding the environmental factors related to available reinforcement and their effect on student behavior is crucial. When teachers or school staff have access to information related to student behavior function, it can be used to design and implement more effective behavioral intervention…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Student Behavior, Intervention, Positive Behavior Supports
Parris, Leandra; Sabnis, Sujay; Shriberg, David; Sullivan, Amanda L.; Proctor, Sherrie L.; Savage, Todd – Communique, 2019
Social justice has been defined as fair and equitable distribution of resources, rights, representation, and treatment for marginalized people who do not possess equal power in society (Linnemeyer, Nilsson, Marszalek, & Khan, 2018). As a theoretical concept, social justice is an emergent area of inquiry in school psychology (Johnson, Bahr,…
Descriptors: School Psychology, Social Justice, Power Structure, Disadvantaged
Flanagan, Agnes; Cormier, Damien C. – Communique, 2019
One of the areas subsumed under the data-based decision making and accountability practice identified in the National Association of School Psychologists' (NASP) "Model for Integrated School Psychological Services" is to collect information on psychological and educational variables to make decisions at a number of levels of service…
Descriptors: Test Bias, School Psychologists, Measurement, Data Collection
Kern, Laura; McDaniel, Sara; Peshak George, Heather – Communique, 2019
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. This article summarizes the overarching points of the Commission's report and shares concerns raised the National Association of…
Descriptors: School Safety, Violence, Prevention, Best Practices
Suchy, Carrie – Communique, 2019
The author became involved with the Washington State Association of School Psychologists' (WSASP) legislative advocacy work in 2013. At the time, WSASP was not actively engaged in legislative advocacy work, and was the smallest of many clients of a lobbyist paid to represent their interests. In that year, the Washington State Legislature proposed…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Professional Associations, Advocacy, State Legislation
Roth, Rachel A.; Zielenski, Alicia A.; Daly, Bradford – Communique, 2019
Adolescents' access to and use of social media is very staggering, with an estimated 95% of adolescents reportedly having access to a smartphone, which subsequently gives them nearly unlimited access to the online world; this is reflected in an estimated 45% of adolescents indicating that they are online almost constantly. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Social Media, Adolescents, Academic Achievement, School Psychologists
Shinn, Marta M. – Communique, 2019
Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) refers to deliberately harming one's body without the intention of dying. Common methods include skin cutting, scratching, burning, and self-battery. NSSI is currently not listed as a diagnostic category in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V), but it is considered a condition for further…
Descriptors: Self Destructive Behavior, Coping, Clinical Diagnosis, Incidence
Benton, Anna – Communique, 2019
Research highlights the importance of comprehensive, integrated approaches to improve the educational outcomes of crossover youth (youth involved in both child welfare and juvenile justice systems). One such approach is multisystem collaboration among professionals working in the education, child welfare, and juvenile justice systems. The lack of…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, Youth, Outcomes of Education
Cottone, Dina M.; McCabe, Paul C. – Communique, 2019
Although Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects approximately 5% of children, the disorder is more frequently seen in males than in females, with a male-to-female ratio of approximately 2:1 in children (APA 2013). This discrepancy in prevalence is suggested to lie in the differences in ADHD symptomatology between girls and boys.…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Neurology
Huebner, Scott – Communique, 2019
Positive mental health is more than the absence of psychological symptoms. Considerable research has focused on positive indicators of strengths, including emotional strengths such as gratitude, life satisfaction, and hope. These three constructs, which have been referred to as the "triad of positive emotions"represent emotional…
Descriptors: Positive Attitudes, Well Being, Life Satisfaction, Psychological Patterns
Poland, Scott; Lieberman, Richard; Niznik, Marina – Communique, 2019
The suicide of a student has a rippling effect in the school environment as well as in the greater community, as a single adolescent death by suicide increases the risk of additional suicides. The process by which a completed suicide (or at times, suicidal behavior) increases the suicidal behavior of others is called contagion. When multiple…
Descriptors: Suicide, School Psychologists, Crisis Management, Crisis Intervention
Zirkel, Perry A. – Communique, 2019
For this 17th article in the series reviewing recent court decisions concerning appropriate school psychology practice from both professional and legal perspectives, the topic is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act's (IDEA) central obligation, free appropriate public education (FAPE). More specifically, the focus here is procedural and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
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