Author: Peter D. Thompson, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
View: 8067Written by an award-winning practicing school psychologist, this thoroughly updated edition reflects the 2015 version of the Praxis Exam in School Psychology. Noted for its concise and efficient outline style with visual keys that indicate what is most important and what needs extra study time, this guide has already helped thousands pass the exam. The bulleted key concepts and lists versus long, drawn-out paragraphs present information in easily digestible segments without sacrificing key information needed to pass the exam. Invaluable study suggestions better prepare readers and build their confidence prior to exam time. Highlights of the new edition include: Reorganized to conform to the four major content areas of the updated 2015 exam Two new practice exams with 280 reworked sample questions and detailed answers that are similar in style and content to the actual items found in the Praxis exam to maximize success Covers school neuropsychology and traumatic brain injury, two topics that are not major domains on the current test, but which provide critical information to help strengthen success rate New Concepts to Remember lists at the end of each content chapter summarize the key points and review additional concepts that are especially helpful to review 2 weeks prior to exam time New Study and Test-Tasking Strategies and Insider Tips boxes based on feedback from recent test takers provide tips for studying for and passing the exam from all levels of test-takers Updated information on threat and risk assessment, pediatric brain injury and school supports, the DSM-5, school neuropsychological practices and policies New key at the beginning of the answer section that links the categories referenced in the answer to the appropriate content chapter for ease of use Aligns with "best practices" and recommendations from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) With a proven track record of success that has already helped thousands pass the exam, Dr. Thompson was named Colorado School Psychologist of the Year in 2013 Anyone planning to take the Praxis exam including master’s or doctoral school psychology students and practicing professionals will benefit by studying for this critical exam using this book.
Author: Rebecca Branstetter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
View: 7400A practical and accessible guide for helping school psychologists meet their everyday challenges In this newest addition to the Jossey-Bass "Survival Guide" series, popular blogger Rebecca Branstetter offers help for school psychologists who must often travel to multiple school sites, deal with students with severe disabilities, meet with concerned parents, and manage school crises. The book is filled with practical advice, proven strategies, and useful tools, complete with reproducible forms, letters, and checklists for busy professionals. Filled with the tools, strategies, and ideas for school psychologists who must deal with the myriad challenges of working with a diverse group of students, often in multiple locations Another book in the popular Jossey-Bass "Survival Guide" Series Rebecca Branstetter is an experienced school psychologist and popular blogger ("Notes from the School Psychologist": studentsgrow.blogspot.com) This vital resource offers a down-to-earth guide for both novice and seasoned school psychologists.
Praxis II Test Practice Questions & Review for the Praxis II: Subject Assessments
Author: Praxis II Exam Secrets Team
Category: Study Aids
View: 3774Flashcards for the Praxis II School Psychologist Exam which employ the Leitner method of studying that focuses on the power of prioritization and feedback.
A Guide to PASSing the Praxis Exam in School Psychology, 2nd Edition
Author: Barbara Bole Williams,Rosemary B. Mennuti
View: 5505Barbara Bole Williams and Rosemary Mennuti are back with a thorough update to their essential guide to preparing for and achieving the best score possible on the Praxis Exam in School Psychology. Pulling from their years of experience and hands-on involvement in the continued revision of the exam, and presented using their PASS model (Prepare, Assist, Survive, Succeed), these two veteran school psychologists have revised this easy-to-use resource to reflect the most recent exam content, professional standards, as well as the most current practical knowledge for school psychologists. Also included are student test reflections and information on how to obtain and maintain your NCSP credential
A Dynamic Guide for Interns and Supervisors
Author: Daniel S. Newman
View: 5258If you are a doctoral or non-doctoral student about to begin your internship in school psychology, you may have several questions about the process and what it will involve, and you may even be facing some anxiety about it. If you are a site or university supervisor preparing for the beginning of the internship year, you may be looking for ways to improve the internship experience for your students or for yourself and your fellow supervisors. Newman has used his many years of experience working with interns and field supervisors to create this guide to the school psychology internship process to address these common concerns. He provides a comprehensive overview of the school psychology internship process from start to finish, describing actions that can be taken to promote a high quality, dynamic internship experience. Emphasis is placed on the idea that the internship year is a dynamic and formative experience, not a static event, and that interns and supervisors both must be active planners, coordinators, and shapers of the experience. Each part of the book explores a different phase of the internship, from the first days through job applications and interviews. Helpful and pragmatic tools are included throughout, such as evaluation tools, best practice guidelines, and sample forms. Online resources are also available to complement the book and include reproducible material from the book, videos students can use to practice their interviewing skills, and links to helpful resources.
Author: Peter Thompson
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
View: 6504Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Test Structure, General Suggestions, and Specific Advice -- Share The School Psychologist's Guide for the Praxis® Exam, Third Edition -- Section I: Content Review -- Chapter 1: First Test Category: Professional Practices, Practices That Permeate All Aspects of Service Delivery -- Domain 1: Data-Based Decision Making -- Domain 2: Consultation and Collaboration -- Chapter 2: Second Test Category: Direct and Indirect Services for Children, Families, and Schools -- Domain 1: Academic Interventions and Instructional Supports -- Domain 2: Mental Health Interventions and Related Services -- Chapter 3: Third Test Category: Systems-Level Services -- Domain 1: Schoolwide Practices to Promote Learning -- Domain 2: Prevention and Responsive Services -- Domain 3: Family-School Collaboration Services -- Chapter 4: Fourth Test Category: Foundations of School Psychological Service Delivery -- Domain 1: Diversity in Development and Learning -- Domain 2: Research and Program Evaluation -- Domain 3: Legal, Ethical, and Professional Practices -- Chapter 5: Special Content Areas: School Neuropsychology, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Other Concepts -- Section II: Practice Tests -- Note to the Reader -- Practice Test I -- Practice Test II -- Practice Tests: Answers and Explanations -- Bibliography and Resources -- Bibliography -- Resources -- Abbreviations and Acronyms -- Index
A Guide for Interns and First Year Psychologist
Author: Jerry L. Turner
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
View: 1787This book, written in Dr. Turner's unique college lecture style, has real world, practical suggestions that can be immediately implemented. His straightforward, “matter of fact” approach effectively conveys important points without “fluff.” As a former teacher, counselor, and academic dean, his perspective on education is well rounded. His formal education includes two master's degrees, a doctorate in psychology and post-doctoral work in autism and behavior modification. “Dr. Turner's book is an excellent first step in the right direction. It is an example of his commitment to doing what is right for students. I found the sections on assessment and the IEP process particularly enlightening. This book would be an informative read for any individual involved in the IEP process..” - William Shupe, M.A., NPS Principal“Dr. Turner has written a comprehensive book that can save many interns, first year school psychologists, and even seasoned veterans valuable time if his strategies are utilized. Many people (professionals too) confuse activity with being successful and effective. However, many school psychologists are so busy running from meeting to meeting and are in “stomping out fires” mode and the day is over before they knew it started. They are very active, but not very effective. Dr. Turner shows us how planned activity and organization are effective. Dr. turner provides us with a common sense model of how to learn good professional habits and make them a part of our professional and daily life.” - Roger McCoy, PPS school psychologist for Riverside County SELPA“This book is very thorough and innovative in the progressive future of school psychology. As a new School Psychologist entering the field, I love the detailed information and direction.” – Alice Bass, School Psychologist InternDr. Turner is a licensed educational psychologist in California, lead school psychologist in a mid-size district, private pilot, Marine combat veteran, and adjunct college professor. He is a mentor to interns, guiding them through their 1200 intern hours required by the state. As a former member of the Board of Directors for the California Association of School Psychologists, he is aware of the many pressures and legal issues facing educational psychology and special education. Dr. Turner also received a research grant to study strengths-based interventions and is a promoter of shifting the perspective from “strengthening weaknesses” to “building on strengths.”
Single-Case Design for Measuring Response to Intervention
Author: T. Chris Riley-Tillman,Matthew K. Burns
Publisher: Guilford Press
View: 6784This user-friendly, practical book is the first guide to single-case design written specifically for practitioners using response-to-intervention (RTI) models in schools. It provides essential skills for analyzing and presenting data to support valid educational decision making. Step-by-step explanations and many illustrative examples render complex concepts accessible and applicable to day-to-day work with elementary and secondary students. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for ease of photocopying, the book includes reproducible graphs and forms. Two hands-on appendices offer clear instructions for summarizing and analyzing data using computer spreadsheets. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.
Praxis II Test Review for the Praxis II Subject Assessments
Author: Praxis II Exam Secrets Test Prep
Publisher: Mometrix Media Llc
Category: Study Aids
View: 1375***Includes Practice Test Questions*** Praxis II School Psychologist (0401) Exam Secrets helps you ace the Praxis II: Subject Assessments, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive Praxis II School Psychologist (0401) Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. Praxis II School Psychologist (0401) Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to Praxis II Test Success: Time Is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; Introduction to the Praxis II Exam Series including: Praxis Assessment Explanation, Two Kinds of Praxis Assessments, Understanding the ETS; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; Along with a complete, in-depth study guide for your specific Praxis II Test, and much more...
Author: Susan Jacob,Dawn M. Decker,Elizabeth Timmerman Lugg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
View: 7429Ethics and Law for School Psychologists is the single best source of authoritative information on the ethical and legal issues school psychologists face every day. Designed specifically to meet the unique needs of psychologists in school settings, this book includes the most up-to-date standards and requirements while providing an introduction to ethical codes, ethical decision making, and the legal underpinnings that protect the rights of students and their parents. This new seventh edition has been extensively updated with the latest research and changes to the law, with an increased focus on ethical-legal considerations associated with the use of digital technologies. Coverage includes new case law on privacy rights, electronic record keeping, the 2014 Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, digital assessment platforms, the latest interpretations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and more. Ethics texts for counseling and psychology are plentiful, and often excellent—but this book is the only reference that speaks directly to the concerns and issues specific to psychologists in school settings. Case vignettes, end-of-chapter questions, and discussion topics facilitate deeper insight and learning, while updated instructor's resources bring this key reference right into the classroom. Keeping up with the latest research and legal issues is a familiar part of a psychologist's duties, but a practice centered on children in an educational setting makes it both critical and more complex. Ethics and Law for School Psychologists provides a central resource for staying up to date and delivering ethically and legally sound services within a school setting.
Author: Richard J. Morris,Nancy Mather
View: 1509This book assembles into one volume summaries of school-based intervention research that relates to those who deal on a regular basis with the growing body of students having high-incidence learning disabilities and/or behavior disorders: special educators, school psychologists, and clinical child psychologists. Chapter authors begin with an overview of their topic followed by a brief section on historical perspectives before moving on to the main section – a critical discussion of empirically based intervention procedures. In those instances where evidence-based prescriptions can legitimately be made, authors discuss best practices and the conditions (e.g., classroom environment, teacher expertise) under which these practices are most effective. A final section deals with policy issues.
Effective Practices for Students with Learning and Behavior Problems
Author: Thomas J. Kampwirth,Kristin M. Powers
View: 4016Note: This is the loose-leaf version of Collaborative Consultation in the Schools and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with the loose-leaf version, use ISBN 0134019644. This authoritative book looks at the consultation process as a collaborative, problem-solving endeavor designed to help practitioners assist others in their work with students who have, or are at risk for, behavioral or learning problems. With a focus on having consultants bridge the gap between research and practice in schools, and on striving to initiate evidence-based practices whenever possible, the authors stress providing interventions that are proportional to the student’s needs. They look at how, through data-based systems-change, schools are redistributing their resources along MultiTiered Systems of Support (MTSS) so those in greatest need receive the most intensive help. The premise is that MTSS, which includes Response to Intervention (RtI) and School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS) requires collaborative consultation to be successful. Throughout the book, numerous activities and video vignettes promote consultation skills. Readers not only read about conducting a problem-solving interview or managing a student in a crisis, they also observe and role-play the consultation skills involved in seeking a successful resolution. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video and activities. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* Affordable. Experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText along with all the benefits of print for 40% to 50% less than a print bound book. * The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. * The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7” or 10” tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.
Author: Sharon A. Wynne
Publisher: Xamonline Incorporated
Category: Study Aids
View: 8538From mathematical problem solving to reasoning and proof to use of technology, this comprehensive study guide provides you with the exact material that appears on the actual test. Aligned with current standards, it covers the subareas of Algebra and Number Theory; Measurement; Geometry; Trigonometry; Functions; Calculus; Data Analysis and Statistics; Probability; Matrix Algebra; and Discrete Mathematics. Once you’ve mastered the core content and competencies, prepare for the real exam with a 80-question practice test that identifies the corresponding skills and question rigor, and includes full answer rationales.
Author: Sylvia Rosenfield
View: 502Most consultation courses in school psychology focus heavily on theoretical models of consultation and associated intervention procedures. Little time is devoted to developing communication and process skills. Yet these process skills are key to properly identifying student problems and selecting appropriate interventions. Without skillfully conducted consultations, implementation and evaluation of an intervention can be minimal. This book is designed to help students develop the process skills needed to become effective school consultants in consultee-centered consultation, with special emphasis on the instructional consultation model. The authors address specific skills and issues faced by novice consultants and documents how they worked through particular issues that are likely to occur in school consultation practice.
Author: Eric Rossen, PhD,Diana Joyce-Beaulieu, PhD, NCSP
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
View: 1441ìThe School Psychology Practicum and Internship Handbook is an outstanding resource written by known leaders in the field to assist graduate students in effectively navigating common ethical issues, promoting strong supervisory relationships, and becoming skilled self-advocates. As a former school psychologist and now doctoral intern, [I find] this book is a gold mine of information that can be immediately applied to strengthen training experiences and develop the highest standards for future practice.îóSheila Desai, NCSP, Doctoral Candidate in School Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Boston ìSupervising practicum and internship is challenging but Joyce-Beaulieu and Rossen make it infinitely easier with this handbook. The practical information and extensive resources provide university supervisors what they need to implement best-practice supervision. This user-friendly book is a "must have" for all school psychology supervisors and is sure to become one of the best supervision resources in our field.îóLisa Kelly-Vance, PhD, Professor and Director, School Psychology, University of Nebraska at Omaha The first comprehensive guide for school psychology practica and internships Tailored to the unique educational requirements of school psychology, this is the first complete guide to practicum and internship for school psychology students and faculty. Replete with practical information and advice, the book introduces students to a variety of professional issues they may be required to navigate during their supervised field-based experiences. The book covers all aspects of the entry-level practicum ranging from orientation to the professionalís role, to portfolio and competency-based evaluations and navigating relationships with supervisors. It addresses advanced clinical applications including systems-level school initiatives, practice in mental health settings, cross-comparison of educational and medical classification models, and more. Coverage of the internship year discusses how to select an internship site, writing a winning vita, the application process, applying for the first career position, as well as certification and licensure. Content reflects National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and American Psychological Association (APA) standards, guidelines, and best practices with an emphasis on supporting high-quality field-based training experiences. Additionally, the text offers tools for organizing assessments, consultations, and interventions. Practical recommendations address professional conduct, child abuse reporting, and field experience documentation. Learning is enhanced with the use of diagrams, charts, and sample documents. Chapters include learning objectives, case examples and vignettes for discussion and problem solving, and chapter summaries. Additional online and reproducible resources offer instructors templates for psychological reports, performance evaluations, record-keeping forms and logs, practicum syllabi, and internship contracts that are consistent with NASP and APA principles. Key Features: Provides a strong foundation for initial field-based experiences from beginning practicum through the internship and job search Embraces NASP and APA standards, DSM-5, response-to-intervention (RtI) and multitiered systems of support (MTSS) models for school psychology practice Enhanced with special features such as learning objectives, case vignettes, sample forms, and end-of-chapter reviews Written by experienced practicum and internship supervisors and recognized authorities on the preparation and development of school psychologists
Author: Russell J. Love,Wanda G. Webb
Category: Health & Fitness
View: 4914Neurology for the Speech-Language Pathologist presents the fundamentals in understanding the nervous system in the context of communication. The book takes into consideration the nervous anatomic systems, such as sensory pathways. The text first introduces the speech-language neurology, and then proceeds to discussing the organization and neural function of the nervous system. Next, the book relates the nervous anatomic systems to language, speech, and hearing. The text also covers clinical speech syndromes and disorders. The book will be most useful to speech pathologists and therapists. Neurologists and neurosurgeons will also greatly benefit from the text.
Current Topics and Interventions for Educators
Author: Paul C. McCabe,Steven R. Shaw
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
View: 7681Medical issues in schools are a growing reality. In addition to teaching academic skills, educators now play an integral part in comprehensive health care delivery for children. Based on current research, this volume outlines the most current and urgent pediatric issues affecting schools today. Written for school psychologists, counselors, administrators, and teachers, this easy-to-understand resource covers: -Schools as partners in health care delivery, including health care delivery trends and collaborations between educators and medical professionals -Current issues in pediatric disorders and treatments, such as childhood immunizations, shaken baby syndrome, sleep problems, and pediatric HIV -Prevention and wellness intervention for childhood obesity prevention, low-level aggression in the schools, and accident prevention Featuring case studies, classroom strategies, discussion questions, glossaries, and handouts, Pediatric Disorders provides valuable information to practitioners involved in providing differentiated instruction and educational accommodations, collaborating with families, working with the community, and influencing policy.
Author: Preparing Teachers in America
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
View: 5374PRAXIS 5421 Professional School Counselor Exam plus a free online tutoring subscription. This preparation guide contains updated exam questions based on the recent changes to the PRAXIS 5421 Professional School Counselor Exam. The PRAXIS 5421 Professional School Counselor questions are aligned with the updated standards. Most importantly, the exam questions are based on the content seen on the real exam. This guide is designed to get individuals to pass the PRAXIS 5421 Professional School Counselor Exam. Included in the guide are detail explanations to each of the practice exam questions.