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NEW SPR Video for Students on the SPR YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/ schoolpsychologyreview (subscribe to receive auto-updates when new videos are posted) #SPRBeTheChange    #SPRNextFrontiers    #SPRShowMeTheData School Psychology Review (SPR) is committed to publishing scholarship that will advance science, practice, and/or policy pertinent to the field of school psychology. SPR recognizes that many graduate students are engaged in innovative scholarship that will advance science, practice, and/or policy pertinent to the field of school psychology. The SPR YouTube Channel features multiple videos that can help to ...
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NEW SPR 120 Second Summary on the SPR YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/ schoolpsychologyreview (subscribe to receive auto-updates when new videos are posted) #SPRBeTheChange    #SPRNextFrontiers    #SPRShowMeTheData Research examining a peer-delivered intervention for high school students with ADHD symptoms. ^^^ Click on image or here to watch this NEW SPR 120 Second Summary ^^^ or copy and paste link if needed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oq5iV4uqf8Y Margaret H. Sibley, Candace Morley, Lourdes Rodriguez, Stefany J. Coxe, Steven W. Evans, Sarah Morsink & Frank Torres (2020) A Peer-Delivered ...
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NEW SPR 120 Second Summary on the SPR YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/ schoolpsychologyreview (subscribe to receive auto-updates when new videos are posted) #SPRBeTheChange   #SPRNextFrontiers   #SPRShowMeTheData This research is a meta-analysis that examines opportunities to respond as related to academic and behavioral interventions. ^^^ Click on image or here to watch this NEW SPR 120 Second Summary ^^^ or copy and paste link if needed https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=W0f8jP-6rV4 Alyssa M. Van Camp, Joseph H. Wehby, Brittany Lee N. Martin, Jessica R. Wright & Kevin S. Sutherland ...
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NEW SPR 120 Second Summary on the SPR YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/ schoolpsychologyreview (subscribe to receive auto-updates when new videos are posted) #SPRBeTheChange   #SPRNextFrontiers   #SPRShowMeTheData In our ongoing efforts to bring Science to Practice, below is our most recent SPR 120 Second Summary video and link to the article in SPR. This research is a mixed-method study that explores teachers' use and beliefs about praise. ^^^ Click on image or here to watch this NEW SPR 120 Second Summary ^^^ or copy and paste link if needed https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=iIorZA6Ggjk ...
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School Psychology Review is now featuring videos (120 Second Summaries) highlighting key questions, key findings, and key implications of articles published in SPR. All authors who have published articles in SPR are invited to prepare a 120 Second Summary using the SPR template and guidelines. These efforts are intended to further disseminate the high-quality scholarship published in SPR and also facilitate bringing this science to practice! #Science2Practice All are encouraged to subscribe to www.youtube.com/ schoolpsychologyreview to receive updates when new videos are posted. Practitioner: Wouldn't it be great if the author just explained ...
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Sometimes it seems the more technologically advanced society becomes, the more HOPELESS, backwards and less evolved we are becoming.  It is estimated adults spend at least two hours per day on social media and children and teens spend up to a whopping six to nine hours consuming social media daily according to a recent report from Common Sense Media.  Society today is filled with HYPE perpetuated by the dawn of the reality show era and social media and the hope to portray oneself as more happy, industrious and successful than in actuality.  Living like the “Jones’s” (no offense to the Joneses of the world!) has developed into a narcissistic, conflict ridden, ...
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Report to Congress on The Management of TBI in Children Children have the highest rate of emergency department visits for traumatic brain (TBI) injury of all age groups. TBI affects children differently than adults. An injury of any severity to the developing brain can disrupt a child’s development, and may result in restrictions in school and participation in activities (e.g., sports).  As a result of TBI, children can experience changes in their health, thinking, and behavior that affect learning, self-regulation, and social participation, all of which are important in becoming a productive adult. CDC’s newest Report to Congress outlines current gaps ...
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Hello everyone, This is a blog specifically for school psychology graduate students that are currently in a practicum - please feel free to talk about your experiences, specific counseling techniques that you find beneficial, etc.  Look forward to hearing from you all! Best, Paul Vespo NASP Student Leader Marist College Poughkeepsie, N
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In baby's dirty diapers, the clues to baby's brain development... If you're the parent of an infant, diaper duty probably isn't your favorite part of the day. But you dutifully check the contents of each one because your pediatrician told you that color and consistency of what they leave behind can tell you a lot about their health. But what does a dirty diaper have to do with your baby's brain? According to first-of-their-kind findings from the UNC School of Medicine, the answer may be a lot. Using fecal samples taken from dozens of one-year-olds and cognitive assessments of the same children a year later, researchers in the lab of Rebecca Knickmeyer, ...
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Perhaps this tool should be distributed before every meeting
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What is an ABLE account? ABLE Accounts , which are tax-advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities and their families, will be created as a result of the passage of the Stephen Beck Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014 or better known as the ABLE Act. https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/647/text http://ablenrc.org/about/becoming-able-ready The beneficiary of the account is the account owner, and income earned by the accounts will not be taxed. Contributions to the account made by any person (the account beneficiary, family and friends) will be made using post-taxed dollars and will ...
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I work n a rural school that is fairly small. We have a total of 1200 k-12 students in one building with about 450 high school students. This is my second year working in the district as school psychologist and special education coordinator. The school has been very slow in addressing the services of students based upon their needs not just their labels. One of the issues that has been brought to my table is how to "grade" students with disabilities. Last year a student with severe disabilities graduated from general education classes (i.e. Economics, government, algebra 2, etc.) with mostly A's and was in the top 10% of his class. On some level, it is ...
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A very heavy read; but quite important! Settle down with a beverage of your choice and a graduate level stats book - enjoy! https://aeon.co/essays/it-s-time-for-science-to-abandon-the-term-statistically-significant?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=fd9ca5ba57-Daily_Newsletter_11_October_201610_11_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-fd9ca5ba57-6906083
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Teacher comments have long been provided alongside academic grades to recognize the essential role of many abilities and competencies in academic performance and future potential. And we know that academic ability and potential are not always directly related. We have all served on committees with colleagues who are extremely smart but not productive members of the team -- indeed, their actions often impede the collective work. In the world that our students will enter as adults, there can be no either/or of academic or social-emotional and character competencies. Students require both/and . Therefore, feedback about students in schools must incorporate ...
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Below is a collection of some handy academic search engines teachers and educators can use to search for and find a wide variety of academic articles, journals, documents and theses. Some of these search engines are subject focused and others are generic. Here ate the links: Google Scholar ERIC The Virtual LRC Citeulike JURN Microsoft Academic Library of Congress Cite SeerX Refseek Science Dire
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Caffeine no longer improves alertness or mental performance after a few nights of sleep restriction ! "The data from this study suggests that the same effective daily dose of caffeine is not sufficient to prevent performance decline over multiple days of restricted sleep," Doty said in an American Academy of Sleep Medicine news release. The study included 48 healthy volunteers whose sleep was limited to five hours a night for five nights. The participants took either 200 milligrams of caffeine or an inactive placebo twice a day. (An average cup of coffee has 95 milligrams.) In addition, the volunteers were given mental skills tests every hour ...
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When you hold in mind a sentence you have just read or a phone number you’re about to dial, you’re engaging a critical brain system known as working memory. For the past several decades, neuroscientists have believed that as information is held in working memory, brain cells associated with that information fire continuously. However, a new study from MIT has upended that theory, instead finding that as information is held in working memory, neurons fire in sporadic, coordinated bursts. These cyclical bursts could help the brain to hold multiple items in working memory at the same time, according to the researchers. “By having these different bursts ...
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