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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...

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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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