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School Psychology Awareness Week

***This Post was written by Howard Wakkinen, Conference Graduate Credit Chari for WSPA*** School Psychology Awareness Week (SPAW): What Are You Doing to With Your SPAW-tential? (Adapted from Sam Medeiros' Communique article, November 2018, Volume 47, Number 3) School...

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Who is Aware of School Psychologists?

***Post Written by Sarah Perkins, Website Administrator, Membership Chair, and President Elect for WSPA*** In honor of School Psychology Awareness Week, I was planning on writing a post with resources for increasing awareness of and engagement with school psychology....

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Adequate Progress

***Post Written by Scott McQuire, Elections Chair for WSPA*** Lets define the terms - Achieve adequately, sufficient progress, and educational performance is adversely effected. This task seems easily enough to achieve since we are used to dealing with data, cut...

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A Fourth “R”: Resilience

***Post written by Bob Bayuk, Northwest Representative for WSPA*** An incredibly important ‘skill’ required for success in the 21st Century world of work is resilience.  The traditionally-viewed values and merits of the first three “Rs,” ‘readin’, ‘ritin’ and...

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Assess or Evaluate? ~ That Is the Question

By:  Carol Kramer, Northeast Regional Representative for WSPA            Many years ago the Wyoming State Department of Education requested feedback from some of us in the trenches regarding the Chapter 7 Rules and Regulations Governing Services for Children with...

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Mental Health Awareness Week

***This post written by Laura Lane, Secretary for WSPA*** This is mental health awareness week.  I have looked into some very basic information regarding mental health.  See that information at the bottom.  With so many children and youth facing mental health issues,...

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New Job Tips

***Post Written by Don Rentz, Scholarship Chair for WSPA*** I’m beginning year 2 at a new school district, year 20 in total as a school psychologist. I realize that there are probably many in a similar situation as I have been. You’ve changed assignments and find...

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A School Psychologist’s Response to Bullying

***Post written by Annastashia Teepe, Southeast Representative for WSPA*** In December of 2017, author Izzy Kalman published an article in the online version of Psychology Today that has generated significant debate regarding anti-bullying legislation, policy and...

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Medscape: First Biomarker Evidence Autism is Linked to DDT

***Post submitted by Servio Carroll, Awards Chair for WSPA*** The causes for Autism have been a perplexing question. This study offers potential implications for understanding a pathway regarding how autism might develop from a prenatal exposure to organic pollutants....

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