Using the NASP Practice Model Organizational Principles to Improve Service Delivery in Your District

Implementing the NASP Practice Model relies on a set of organizational principles that allow for and support comprehensive service delivery. Effecting change at the district level is doable and requires working collaboratively with decision makers throughout the system.

The NASP Practice Model is framed on six organizational principles that reflect and link to the broader organizational principles of effective schools. These principles are articulated in the NASP Practice Model and describe the organizational conditions that must be met to ensure effective delivery of school psychological services for children, families, and schools. Districts vary dramatically in how closely they approximate these organizational conditions. However, with sustained, strategic individual and small group action, improvements can be attained. The six principles are summarized and described throughout this section.