Communiqué Volume 51, Number 3 (November 2022)
Turner Syndrome: What School Psychologists Should Know
By Mackenzie Z. Norman
Turner syndrome (TS) is a chromosomal disorder that affects approximately 1 in 2,500 female live births. This disorder has implications in terms of psychosocial development and behavioral concerns, in addition to school and social functioning. This article discusses diagnosis and symptomology with an emphasis on the components of TS that are of particular relevance to school psychologists.
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- NASP Elections Every Vote Counts The 2023 election cycle has begun, and it offers all NASP members an opportunity to play a role in the future of association leadership. This year, we are electing a President-Elect, Secretary, and 17 state delegates to NASP's Leadership Assembly. In the coming weeks, you will find more information on all candidates at www.nasponline.org/elections. Read More
- Leadership Development You Are Not Just an Early Career School Psychologist. You Are a Leader! Identification and support of a diverse group of young leaders who will bring their unique voice and vision to the field is critical to the advancement of school psychology. In this article, the NASP Leadership Development Committee highlights the value of early career school psychologists and provides personal and professional activities that they can immediately pursue in order to begin exploring their journey into leadership. Read More
- Professional Practice The IDEA Obligation to Evaluate “All Areas” of Suspected Disability A perplexing requirement for evaluation in the IDEA that has led to an unending line of litigation is the obligation to “assess all areas.” The purpose of this practice-oriented analysis is to examine the focus and other primary features of the federal appeals court rulings to date that are specific to the “all areas” evaluation obligation. Read More
- Just a Click Away Adding Digital Therapeutics to School Psychologists’ Toolkits The crush of student mental health needs brought on by the pandemic has not lessened. Yet schools have less personnel available to address those needs, particularly school psychologists. The whole mental health system of the United States has been overwhelmed, with long waitlists being commonplace. Read More
- Student Connections Cultivating Humility With Intersectionality Intersectionality is a framework for how the simultaneous experience of social categorizations (e.g., race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, gender identity, multilingualism, religion) create overlapping and interdependent systems of oppression, domination, and discrimination (Crenshaw, 1989). Read More
- Presenters in Focus Behavioral Threat Assessment: Restorative Practices and Racial Harm Our nation's public schools, as microcosms of the larger society, have a responsibility to teach children and adolescents how to function in a society that lives up to its founding ideals, a society that is welcoming, inclusive, socially just, respectful, and equitable for everyone. Stopping racism and racial harm as it arises in schools is a critical component to creating the positive school climates that serve as the foundation of this work. Read More
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