It is common for children with autism, ADHD, and emotional disorders to experience overlapping symptoms and co-occuring conditions. The key to differentiating is to determine why, when, and where behaviors occur. These tools can help.
Every child, no matter how far behind, is on a developmental path hard-wired for growth and learning. Using strength-based language doesn’t mean ignoring or sugar-coating weaknesses. It means keeping the focus on student growth.
SELPA guidelines do not always support culturally responsive assessment. In fact, they sometimes promote, rather than reduce, cultural bias in assessment. As sworn advocates for children, what can school psychologists do to invoke true and lasting change?
40 years after Larry P. v. Riles, schools are still discriminating against kids of color. What does disproportionality look like in 2019? And what can schools do about it?
With so much competition for a slice of district budgets, how do schools meet ALL needs? Well, the short answer is that they probably can’t, but that doesn’t stop them from trying. And while there may be shortages in staff, there is no shortage of dedicated professionals giving their all to help kids.