Communiqué Volume 45, Number 7 (May 2017)

Featured Article

Implementing Comprehensive MTSS
By Jason A. Pedersen

This article recounts a comprehensive case study in establishing an MTSS structure throughout a school district in Pennsylvania.

Professional Practice

Child Find Under the IDEA: An Empirical Analysis of the Judicial Case Law
By Perry A. Zirkel

This article analyzes child find under the IDEA and presents recommendations for school psychologists.

Student Connections

Nontraditional School Psychology Training Experiences
By Nicholas David W. Smith, Courtney A. Lynn, Jeffrey S. Garofano & Kayla N. LaRosa

This article introduces a variety of nontraditional settings and populations for which school psychology graduates are trained.

Research-Based Practice

After a Suicide: Answering Parents’ Difficult Questions
By Richard Lieberman & Scott Poland

This article shares just a few of the difficult questions that were posed by concerned parents after a cluster of student suicides shocked and overwhelmed their community.

IDEA in Practice

Dyslexia: State Legislation and New Federal Resources
By Mary Beth Klotz

In recent years, there has been an increasing number of state bills passed to help identify and provide early intervention for students with reading disabilities, with a particular focus on dyslexia identification.

2017 Convention News

Wanted for 2018: Skill-Building, Practitioner-Oriented Presentations
By Kathleen Minke

The 2018 convention Call for Presentation Proposals Submission System is open May 1–June 14. This article calls for convention proposal submissions geared toward advanced practitioners.

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