NJASP Winter Conference 2014
8:30-9:30 Keynote Address
9:30-1145 AM Workshops
11:45-1:15 Network/Lunch Buffet/Raffles
1:15-3:30 PM Workshops
Half Day Workshops Choose 2
Workshop A (AM & PM):
Lead By Doing: Using MTSS to Expand Your Role
Andrea Clyne, Boulder Valley Colorado School District Chair, NASP Practice Model
The NASP Practice Model of 2010 outlines the professional standards in our field and an expanded role for school psychologists. In addition to the core activities of assessment, consultation and mental health intervention, school psychologists have the training and expertise to provide an array of services at the systems level as well. However, many school psychologists encounter external and internal roadblocks to realizing this ideal. This session will present a framework for developing leadership skills and for moving toward an expanded role by utilizing the MTSS model. Examples of a school psychologist’s efforts at implementing MTSS will be shared, with particular emphasis on strategies to help students with executive functioning difficulties at each tier of support. NASP’s Practice Model Implementation Guide, set to go live this fall, will provide resources to support school psychologists in their roles as school leaders; a review of its contents will be discussed.
Workshop B: (AM & PM):
Cross-Battery Assessment and SLD Identification: Comprehensive Assessment for Diagnosis and Intervention
Dawn Flanagan, St. John’s University
This workshop will describe the Cross-Battery Assessment (XBA) approach and demonstrate how it may be used to tailor any evaluation in a manner that ensures that all cognitive abilities and processes most closely related to specific academic referral concerns are measured. Interpretation of test findings will be demonstrated within the context of contemporary Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) theory and research. Diagnosis of specific learning disability (SLD) will be demonstrated using the pattern of strengths and weaknesses (PSW) method. Two prominent PSW models will be compared – one that used WISC-V/WIAT-III/KTEA-3 data only and one that uses data from any collection of cognitive, achievement, and special purpose tests (i.e., the PSW method included in the Cross-Battery Assessment Software System; X-BASS). Furthermore, participants will gain an appreciation of how to bypass or minimize the effects of cognitive processing and ability weaknesses on the student’s ability to access the curriculum.
Workshop C (AM & PM):
Assessment of Child and Adolescent Behavioral and Emotional Problems; An introduction to the new BASC-3
Randy Kamphaus, University of Oregon
Description: The workshop will cover research on child psychopathology and linking individualized intervention plans to BASC-3 assessment results, and RTI, as these findings relate to behavioral and emotional assessment of children and adolescents. The BASC-3 will be used as an example of one set of assessment tools that may be utilized to address these issues. Inter-rater agreement, validity, intervention planning, and progress monitoring will be discussed. The BASC-3 is presented as a multimethod, multidimensional system for objective determination of mental disorders in children. The workshop will be of interest to current BASC-2 users and will emphasize the changes from BASC-2 to BASC-3, and it will also review the process of development and interpretation of the BASC-3 and its many components.
Workshop D (AM & PM):
School Psychologists: Supporting Student Mental and Behavioral Health
Kelly Vaillancourt Strobach, Director of Government Relations, NASP
School psychologists are uniquely trained to deliver high quality mental and behavioral health services in the school setting to ensure all students have the support they need to be successful in school, at home, and throughout life. This includes helping to facilitate the development, delivery, and monitoring of prompt, effective, and culturally responsive mental and behavioral health services of prevention and intervention. However, for a variety of reasons, school psychologists are often unable to deliver comprehensive school psychological services, or they do not feel they are qualified to deliver such services. Comprehensive school-based mental health services delivered within a multitiered system of supports (MTSS) include a range of layered services and supports that promote mental and behavioral wellness among all students. This includes, but is not limited to, students dealing with depression and anxiety, emotional and behavioral disorders, trauma, loss and grief, family problems, and stressors due to influences such as poverty and homelessness. School psychologists must be key players in the development, delivery, and evaluation of comprehensive school mental and behavioral health services.
To review a full list of descriptions and speaker bios please follow this link 2015 Winter Conference.pdf
- Whether you plan to pay by credit card or school district Purchase Order (PO), you will need to register on-line. Go to www.njasp.org to register online with credit or debit card. You will not receive confirmation of receipt of your registration unless you register online at www.njasp.org. Information for submitting PO processing is below.
- In order to streamline the conference registration process and move towards greener practices, paper/mail registrations are discouraged. However, if it is impossible for you to register online, please email NJASPconference@gmail.com for assistance.
- Students: Students are defined as full time students who are not currently certified and working as school psychologists.
Additional information for PO Processing
- Complete the conference registration form online. Be sure to select the morning and afternoon sessions for the day(s) of attendance.
- Print the completed registration form and give it to the appropriate contact at the school district for processing of the PO. You can also print out a copy of the detailed conference brochure which is also on our website http://www.njasp.org/resources/Conferences/Winter%202015/2015%20Winter%20Conference.pdf
- Remember, If you do not follow up with an online registration, we will not have record or your registration.
- The Purchase Order, with the registration form(s) attached, may be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic (email) submission preferred. If you are unable to email, you may mail the P.O. to NJASP, PO Box 9658, Hamilton, NJ 08650. An invoice will be generated that will be sent to the registrant’s email address and you should forward that invoice to your business office. If the Purchase Order includes an e-mail address, an invoice for payment can also get forwarded directly to your business office.