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The Home Stretch: Rounding the Last Turn to Finish Strong

***Post written by Howard Wakkinen, Graduate Credit Chair for WSPA*** It was many years ago that I ran track. I was usually more of a 100 meter or 200-meter sprinter, but on occasion, my track coaches would have us all partake in the opportunity to run the 400-meter...

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What is the parent involvement in the referral process?

***Post written by Scott McGuire, Elections Chair for WSPA*** I realize that the referral process is a general education duty but there does not need to be confusion on how it works as long as everybody works together.  Our district’s schools have great teams of...

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Students and Social Media

***Post written by Annastashia Teepe, Southeast Representative for WSPA*** With the recent Momo Challenge and continued concerns among educators about students use of social media, educators and staff can continue to review social media use data and facts and tips...

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Instruction in Reading

***Post written by Laura Lane, Secretary for WSPA*** WSPA has had Dr. David Kilpatrick come to present at conferences 2 times.  I have brought this information back to my district’s reading intervention team at the K-3 level.  They have taken this on and in January of...

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Paperwork Streamlining : TheFormTool

***Post written by Sarah Perkins, Membership Chair, Website Administrator, and President-Elect for WSPA*** I wanted to share a recent tool that I have found that is helping to streamline my paperwork process. On a recent discussion on the NASP communities page,...

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Book Review: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

***Post written by Carol Kramer, Northeast Representative for WSPA*** Now that I am semi-retired and have made the time to read the volumes of books that friends and colleagues have recommended through the years, I have read more books than I could ever have dreamed...

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Reflections on Wyoming Staff Guidelines

***Post written by Annastashia Teepe, Southeast Representative for WSPA*** According to the research summary released by the National Association of School Psychologists on improving school outcomes in 2015, there are five guiding principles that drive educational...

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Book Review: The Coddling of the American Mind

***Post written by Michael Crane, Treasurer for WSPA*** The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting up a Generation for Failure By Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt In case you haven’t noticed, we now have a generation of young...

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“It’s a Social Story” – Is It, Really?

By Tracy Hed, Ph.D., SCSD#2, WSPA Ethics/Professional Standards Chair Perhaps many of you have had the same experience I have - you suggest to someone that Social Stories would be a good intervention for a child on the autism spectrum, and they say, “Yes, I know how...

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