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Maki, Erik D.; Sheppard, A. Victoria; James, Jesseca; Mueller, Marlana; Broadhead, Samantha; Brodsky, Lauren; Couse, Angela; Pearrow, Melissa – School Psychology Forum, 2019
This study examines the perspectives of school psychologists as they expand their role to provide a comprehensive range of behavioral health services. Participants were in the first cohort of schools within an urban district that implemented this model of expanded service and were studied using mixed methods of semistructured interviews and scaled…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Counselor Attitudes, Urban Schools, Counselor Role
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Truckenmiller, Adrea J.; Lannie, Amanda – School Psychology Forum, 2019
In elementary schools, intervention service delivery is often initiated through multidisciplinary problem-solving teams. Therefore, the functioning of the team is a critical feature to facilitate intervention outcomes. The purpose of this study was to examine two methods to improve the practices of problem-solving teams by: (a) replicating the use…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Feedback (Response), Interdisciplinary Approach, Teamwork
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Parker, Janise S. – School Psychology Forum, 2019
Religiosity and spirituality have been linked to various indicators of mental health among adults and school-age youth. Consequently, researchers postulate that culturally responsive psychological services should reflect a practitioner's willingness and ability to acknowledge and address these two aspects of clients' cultural identities. This…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Cultural Pluralism, Religion, Spiritual Development
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Preast, June L.; Burns, Matthew K.; Brann, Kristy L.; Taylor, Crystal N.; Aguilar, Lisa – School Psychology Forum, 2019
Teachers can potentially address reading comprehension deficits in a content area, such as science, by using the students in their classrooms as resources. We examined the effects of a class-wide partner reading intervention with science reading materials on a measure of content comprehension skills. A total of 65 fourth-grade students and 61…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Intermediate Grades, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Gordon, Kayla; Fefer, Sarah – School Psychology Forum, 2019
Previous research has consistently shown that positive school climate perceptions have been associated with positive behavioral, academic, and social outcomes. However, much less attention has been given to factors that may influence school climate perceptions, particularly among high school students. The present study examined perceptions of…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, High School Students, Gender Differences
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Villarreal, Victor – School Psychology Forum, 2018
Schools are the most common entry point for accessing mental health services for school-age children. Children may access school-based services as part of a multitiered system of supports or other service models, such as school-based health centers. However, limitations associated with school-based services (e.g., lack of time, inability to…
Descriptors: Mental Health, School Psychologists, Referral, Barriers
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Aspiranti, Kathleen B.; Jackson, Carrie – School Psychology Forum, 2018
Although one of the main functions of school psychology research is to inform practice, there remains a large research-to-practice gap. Both practitioners and scholars are crucial in ensuring that research within the field is comprehensive and well represented. In the current study, presenter, contributor, and presenter affiliation demographics…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Participant Characteristics, School Psychology, Demography
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Grapin, Sally L. – School Psychology Forum, 2018
Since their emergence in public schools, specific learning disability (SLD) identification practices have been controversial in both research and practice. The purpose of this special issue is to present contemporary research on various models of SLD identification as well as issues associated with their implementation. Each of the articles in…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Disability Identification, Public Schools, Research
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Barrett, Courtenay A.; Newman, Daniel S. – School Psychology Forum, 2018
Although research supports the effectiveness of the multitiered system of supports (MTSS) on academic and behavioral outcomes, districts aim to engage in data-based decision making and examine the effectiveness of their own MTSS implementation. This case study describes how one regional education service agency (RESA) in the Midwest implemented…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teaching Methods, Decision Making, Learning Disabilities
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Williams, Jacob; Miciak, Jeremy – School Psychology Forum, 2018
There is controversy regarding the relative merits of cognitive assessment for the identification of learning disabilities. Proponents of cognitive assessment have suggested that multitiered systems of support (MTSS) should be supplemented with routine, systematic assessment of cognitive processes following a determination of inadequate response…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Costs, Learning Disabilities, Disability Identification
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VanDerHeyden, Amanda M. – School Psychology Forum, 2018
This article considers the cost of poor decision making in school psychology, especially with regard to determining eligibility for special education under the category of specific learning disability. One common costly decision made by school psychologists is failing to use evidence-based assessment and intervention procedures that are likely to…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Counseling Techniques, Counseling Effectiveness, Decision Making
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Maki, Kathrin E. – School Psychology Forum, 2018
Response to intervention (RTI) is increasingly being implemented in schools as a means to identify students with specific learning disabilities (SLD). Despite its wide use, there is limited research regarding school psychologists' graduate preparation in and familiarity with RTI for SLD identification. This study examined how school psychologists'…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Disability Identification, School Psychologists
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Li, Chieh; Kruger, Louis J.; Beneville, Margaret; Kimble, Edward; Krishnan, Kalyani – School Psychology Forum, 2018
English-language learners (ELLs) are at a high risk for academic failure, including the failure to pass high-stakes tests such as high school exit exams. Failure on these exams can affect their future career trajectory and have negative impacts on their self-efficacy and emotional well-being. These students' disproportionate failure rate on…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, English Language Learners, School Psychology, At Risk Students
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Hayles, Olivia; Xu, Lihua; Edwards, Oliver W. – School Psychology Forum, 2018
Children's family structures are increasingly diverse and changing, and family structure and stability have implications for child developmental outcomes. These increasing distinct structures include households where children reside with grandparents or foster parents. Gaps exist in the knowledge base regarding whether these children report…
Descriptors: Family Structure, Child Development, Life Satisfaction, Grandparents
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Bernstein, Elana R.; Davies, Susan C. – School Psychology Forum, 2018
Concussions can result in a constellation of physical, cognitive, and social-emotional symptoms, most of which resolve within 1 to 2 weeks following the injury. In some instances, social-emotional difficulties following concussion persist, causing ongoing distress and psychosocial impairments. It is important that school psychologists understand…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Neurological Impairments, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Psychological Patterns
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