Communiqué Volume 48, Number 5 (January/February 2020)
By Sierra M. Trudel
This article tours three different positive education schools in Melbourne, Australia and provides suggestions for school psychologists to use a positive education framework in their counseling and consultation roles.
By Perry A. Zirkel
The purpose of this article is to provide an updated empirical analysis of the most recent 5 years of hearing and review officer and court decisions specific to the substantive standards for manifestation determinations (M-Ds) since the predecessor analysis in Communiqué (Zirkel, 2015). The legal framework for the cases and their analysis consists of three stages, demarcated by the pertinent provisions of successive IDEA amendments in 1997 and 2004.
By Roberto Hylton
SPAW is celebrated annually to highlight the important work of school psychologists and their daily impact on the lives of students inside and outside the classroom. Each year, SPAW offers the opportunity to build relationships with students and their families, school administrators, and colleagues. Advocates for school psychology also take this time to join and amplify their voices around policy priorities relevant to school psychologists and the children they serve.
By Nina E. Ventresco, Ariel Aranov, Elizabeth Boyd, Kelsey Mininger & Lindsey Manferdini
The late Dr. Edward Shapiro, a Lehigh University faculty member for more than 35 years and a giant in our field (Manz & DuPaul, 2017, p. 187), demonstrated unwavering commitment to training school psychologists to provide comprehensive, systems-level services consistent with the NASP Practice Model (NASP, 2010).
By Amanda M. VanDerHeyden & Robin S. Codding
Addressing math instructional problems is not easy work. This article explores why this is the case, why timed assessment is important, and what specific tensions exist when assessing math performance.
School Psychs as Consumers of Research
By Amanda L. Sullivan, Mollie R. Weeks, Tara Kulkarni, & Thuy Nguyen
This article focuses on advantages, considerations, and cautions for researchers interested in applying and reporting on large-scale analyses.
In This Issue:
School Psychologists as Consumers of Research
Early Career Spotlight
International School Psychology
NASP Interest Groups