NASP Practice Model: Improving Outcomes for Students and Schools
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has set standards for the provision of school psychological services for over 30 years. Despite this long-standing guidance to states and local school districts, school psychologists' roles and practice vary significantly across the country. In March 2010, NASP approved a formal model of practice designed to improve the consistent implementation of school psychological services to help ensure their maximum effectiveness, efficiency, and quality in schools nationwide.
About the NASP Practice Model
The NASP Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services, also known as the NASP Practice Model, represents NASP's official policy regarding the delivery of school psychological services.
Promotion and Implementation
School psychologists have a critical role in communicating the importance of our national standards in improving outcomes for students, families, and schools, and in working towards their adoption. Consistent adoption of these standards across school districts and states helps promote a consistency of practice that ensures the public that students will have access to needed services wherever they live.
NASP has developed a self-assessment survey for school psychologists to find out how thier practice aligns with the 10 domains outlined in the NASP Practice Model. The survey will provide you with a personalized print-out of professional development needs. Check the online learning center for on-demand professional development that can help you address these areas of need.
ESPS Recognition Program
The Excellence in School Psychological Services (ESPS) Recognition Program recognizes school districts throughout the country that are working to implement the NASP Practice Model.
This infographic is a powerful visual to convey the roles and areas of expertise of school psychologists to key stakeholders. The infographic can be shared on social media or printed as a handout. This infographic is also available in Spanish and as a .png file.