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.
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?
As it stands, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires states to adopt criteria for the identification of specific learning disabilities (SLD). What you may not realize, however, is that within these IDEA regulations, there is still plenty of room for debate.
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.
The Multi-Talented School Psychologist “What would you like to do when you grow up?” This is a question often asked of children, particularly adolescents, as they start investigating fields of study or professions to pursue after high school. You’ve probably received all sorts of responses—some commonplace, and some out of the ordinary, or creative; but we’re still waiting for the day when a student responds, “I want to be a school psychologist.” School psychologists are often mistaken for school counselors,…