Communiqué Volume 47, Number 5 (January/February 2019)
By Perry A. Zirkel
This article focuses on the IDEA's central obligation, free appropriate public education (FAPE), and more specifically, procedural and substantive standards for FAPE in the context of tuition reimbursement.
By Charles A. Barrett, Kamontá Heidelburg & Celeste Malone
Addressing the critical shortage of school psychologists is inextricably connected to the success of a vital profession. This article provides an overview of the NASP Exposure Project, an initiative that addresses two strategic goals: workforce shortages and social justice. Based on data from the pilot intervention project, the authors offer implications for practice.
By Kaitlyn Hopkins Puflea
This article describes the first-hand experience of one student who is enrolled in an online graduate program in school psychology. The author addresses some potential concerns of students considering online education: cost, implications for fieldwork, taking the program while working full time, and job opportunities upon graduation.
By Elly Q. Maras & Jo Saint
This past July, NASP partnered with George Washington University to host the 2018 Public Policy Institute. Participants at the 3-day basic training learned about educational policy, developed advocacy skills, participated in group discussions and activities conducted by NASP staff and Government and Professional Practice Committee, and connected with aspiring and seasoned advocates.
By Scott Huebner
Positive mental health is more than the absence of psychological symptoms. This article focuses on positive indicators of strength, including measuring gratitude, life satisfaction, and hope.
Presenters in Focus
By Amanda VanDerHeyden
School psychology has an established tradition of providing evidence-based services and practices. However, such practices sometimes conflict with our preparation or traditional methods of service delivery, creating the need to continually evolve and grow as professionals.
In This Issue:
Pediatric School Psychology
Safe and Supportive Schools
NASP 50th Anniversary
Suicide and Schools
2019 Convention News