Communiqué Volume 48, Number 6 (March/April 2020)
By Stephen E. Brock
Laurie Klose, PhD, has been elected as NASP president-elect. Her term will begin in July 2020 and she will assume the office of NASP president on July 1, 2021. After serving 1 year as president, she will continue on the Board of Directors through June 2023 as immediate past president.
By Perry A. Zirkel
This article provides legal and professional perspectives on the IDEA’s core obligation to provide a free appropriate education, focusing specifically on the determination of whether a proposed integrated placement was appropriate in response to a request for tuition reimbursement.
Congratulations to the first school districts to receive recognition as part of NASP's new Excellence in School Psychological Services (ESPS) Recognition Program. We have six districts that successfully completed the application process and received a designation.
By Erica A. Hobbs
Two years ago, I excitedly walked into my new classroom ready to transform the typical learning experience for all 24 students in my class. As the year began, I noticed specific challenges in my classroom and school as the result of outdated exclusionary policies and lack of resources available to meet the needs of students in constant crisis.
By Amy K. McDiarmid & Kirsten L. Brown
This article examines the development of a specialization in school psychology graduate education related to adolescent substance use and addictions.
By Karen Pearse Apgar, Chase McCullum & Hiral Vekaria
School psychologists serve in various capacities at the local, state, and national levels. This article highlights common themes across leadership positions at all three levels and reflections about each unique role.
In This Issue:
NASP Interest Groups
School Psychologists as Consumers of Research
NASP Position Statement
2021 Convention News