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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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The BRIEF-2: A Very Practical Assessment Tool

***Post written by Tracy Hed, Ph.D., Sheridan County School District #2, WSPA Ethics/Professional Standards Chair for WSPA*** (Review of The Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function, 2nd Edition.  Authors: Isquith, Gioia, Guy & Kenworthy. Publisher: PAR) It’s...

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Summer Musings

***Posted Written by Laura Lane, Secretary for WSPA*** Over the summer, I try to take time to reflect on the previous school year and take to heart any new lessons I learned.  Some of the lessons from my previous years that I still reflect upon include- Know the...

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