This training is designed to prepare school psychologists on how to conduct Cross-Battery Assessment (XBA), a time-efficient assessment approach that is grounded in contemporary psychometric theory and research, in order to more comprehensively address referral concerns.
Participants will learn to:
* identify the underlying rationale and implications for practice
* apply the principles of cross-battery assessment to address specific referral concerns
* make use of the hypothesis-driven approach to interpret test data
* analyze test scores to identify a pattern of strengths and weaknesses relevant to the identification of specific learning disabilities
* manage practical and conceptual issues specific to this approach
Presented by John Lody, Ed.S.
On-line Registration Available at:
Christopher Newport University:
will be hosting a conference on "Improving Student Behavior" on Friday, March 15, 2013 for teachers, guidance counselors, school psychologists, social workers, and principals. Dr. Howard Knoff will conduct the conference sessions, as shown below. The link for more information and registration is http://cnu.edu/mat/conference/
This study (#12-124) has been approved by UCA's Institutional Review Board (501-450-3451).
“School Psychology: Creating Our Future(s)” is the theme of the 2012 School Psychology Futures Conference which is being held Fall 2012. This is an opportunity for school psychologists to plan their future roles in supporting children, families, and schools. Three broad themes will be the focus of this conference: Advocacy, Leadership, and Critical Skills for School Psychologists. The online conference is hoped to facilitate local, national, and international connections and develop long lasting collaborations. Please consider attending this online conference.
Below is a link for more information and dates for the conference. You may watch the conference live or via archived webcast.
October 8, 3:30-5
October 26, 3:30-5
November 10, 3:30-5
Congratulations to Ben Fernandez of Loudoun County for being elected as NASP's 2012 School Psychologist of the Year! It is an honor to have the national award given to someone who has been so involved in his profession and dedicated to the children and families that he serves.
CLICK HERE to read the press release announcing Mr. Fernandez's award.
School Psychologist of the Year
Congratulations to Terri Sisson of Madison County as VASP's 2011 School Psychologist of the Year!
CLICK HERE to read the press release announcing Mrs. Sisson's award.
_____________________________________VASP is Now a NASP Provider of CPDs
The NASP-Approved Provider (AP) program permits sponsors of continuing professional development to offer "NASP-approved" training for school psychologists. Obtaining your continuing education from a NASP-Approved Provider provides you assurance that the training is aligned with NASP Training Standards and is provided by someone with expertise in the subject. Those who hold the NCSP will need to obtain 10 of their continuing professional development credits beginning in January 2010 in order to review their NCSP credential.
Job listings are beginning for the 2012-2013 school year. Please see our Job Openings page to find out more information. CLICK HERE to get to our Job Openings page.
The California Association of School Psychologists are now offering webinars for school psychologists. These trainings can be completed at your leisure and are good toward CEUs.
CLICK HERE to find out more information.
On August 23, 2010 the DOE had a summit meeting called:
Better Serving Students with Emotional Disabilities
The conference was a huge success, drawing participants from all disciplines and throughout the state. Invaluable information was presented, including the top 23 evidence-based practices that are proven to work with the ED population. If you would like the handouts from this presentation, visit the DOE website for more information.
CLICK HERE for a direct link to the handouts.