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Preventative Measures for School Shootings and Violence

***Post written by Dustin Blair, Southwest Representative for WSPA*** Current controversy in my local community and around the nation regarding school safety in schools has increased in recent years.  In many school districts of familiarity, large amounts of funds...

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Mindful Reflections

**Post written by Tara Clapp, Conferences Chair for WSPA*** A couple of years ago, I was introduced to a New Year’s tradition by a good friend of mine.  On New Year’s Eve while gathered around a table full of loved ones, we all shared our rose, thorn, and bud from the...

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Running IEP Meetings

***Post written by Sarah Perkins, President-Elect, Website Administrator, and Membership Chair for WSPA** I moved to a new school this year. At my old school, all of the SPED team members ran their IEP meetings in a similar way--the way that I had asked them to do it....

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The Psychology 12 Days of Christmas

***Post Written by Don Rentz, Scholarship Chair for WSPA*** I can’t think of a better way to enter the Christmas holiday than with a familiar tune with a psychological twist. If you’re familiar with all/most of the people and concepts you’ve been in the profession a...

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Self-Care and Burnout

***Post written by Annastashia Teepe, Southeast Representative for WSPA*** As we slowly transition away from School Psychology Awareness Week and make the push toward winter break, I thought it time to consider the practice of self-care and the ethical implications of...

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Medscape: High Social Media Use May Fuel ADHD in Teens

***Post submitted by Servio Carroll, Awards Chair for WSPA*** This study correlates heavy use of social media and the onset of ADHD symptoms in adolescents not previously diagnosed with ADHD. The results are not diagnostic but outline the presence of “look alike”...

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Homework?

***Post written by Annastashia Teepe, Southeast Representative for WSPA*** I recently sat through an IEP amendment meeting at which time a parent requested shortened homework assignments for her son. Due to the nature of the student’s nightly routines, homework is not...

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Arming School Staff

***Post written by Joe Palladino, Central Representative & Legislative Chair for WSPA*** Now that the statewide and national  political season is over, I thought it time to get a little political discussion going for all  of us at the district level. As you may know...

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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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