Print version of the book includes free access to the app (web, iOS, and Android), which offers interactive Q&A review plus the entire text of the print book! Please note the app is included with print purchase only. Written by an award-winning practicing school psychologist, this thoroughly updated edition reflects the 2015 version of the Praxis Exam in School Psychology. Noted for its concise and efficient outline style with visual keys that indicate what is most important and what needs extra study time, this guide has already helped thousands pass the exam. The bulleted key concepts and lists versus long, drawn-out paragraphs present information in easily digestible segments without sacrificing key information needed to pass the exam. Invaluable study suggestions better prepare readers and build their confidence prior to exam time. Highlights of the new edition include: Reorganized to conform to the four major content areas of the updated 2015 exam Two new practice exams with 280 reworked sample questions and detailed answers that are similar in style and content to the actual items found in the Praxis exam to maximize success Covers school neuropsychology and traumatic brain injury, two topics that are not major domains on the current test, but which provide critical information to help strengthen success rate New Concepts to Remember lists at the end of each content chapter summarize the key points and review additional concepts that are especially helpful to review 2 weeks prior to exam time New Study and Test-Tasking Strategies and Insider Tips boxes based on feedback from recent test takers provide tips for studying for and passing the exam from all levels of test-takers Updated information on threat and risk assessment, pediatric brain injury and school supports, the DSM-5, school neuropsychological practices and policies New key at the beginning of the answer section that links the categories referenced in the answer to the appropriate content chapter for ease of use Aligns with "best practices" and recommendations from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) With a proven track record of success that has already helped thousands pass the exam, Dr. Thompson was named Colorado School Psychologist of the Year in 2013 Anyone planning to take the Praxis exam including master’s or doctoral school psychology students and practicing professionals will benefit by studying for this critical exam using this book.
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Test Structure, General Suggestions, and Specific Advice -- Share The School Psychologist's Guide for the Praxis® Exam, Third Edition -- Section I: Content Review -- Chapter 1: First Test Category: Professional Practices, Practices That Permeate All Aspects of Service Delivery -- Domain 1: Data-Based Decision Making -- Domain 2: Consultation and Collaboration -- Chapter 2: Second Test Category: Direct and Indirect Services for Children, Families, and Schools -- Domain 1: Academic Interventions and Instructional Supports -- Domain 2: Mental Health Interventions and Related Services -- Chapter 3: Third Test Category: Systems-Level Services -- Domain 1: Schoolwide Practices to Promote Learning -- Domain 2: Prevention and Responsive Services -- Domain 3: Family-School Collaboration Services -- Chapter 4: Fourth Test Category: Foundations of School Psychological Service Delivery -- Domain 1: Diversity in Development and Learning -- Domain 2: Research and Program Evaluation -- Domain 3: Legal, Ethical, and Professional Practices -- Chapter 5: Special Content Areas: School Neuropsychology, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Other Concepts -- Section II: Practice Tests -- Note to the Reader -- Practice Test I -- Practice Test II -- Practice Tests: Answers and Explanations -- Bibliography and Resources -- Bibliography -- Resources -- Abbreviations and Acronyms -- Index
ìThis guide is direct and practical. You will find out exactly where you are weakest in knowledge so that your studying can be most directed. I exceeded the NASP passing score AND the national average on my first try at the praxis 400 exam-- using this book as my 'Bible' (and I am "only" a Specialist level sch. psych).î ì[I] used this book and passed with a 720. [I]t's straightforward, and the practice test was useful -- recognized several questions on the actual exam from the practice test.î ìThis book was very helpful in preparing for the Praxis II: School Psychology Test. It not only gave general studying guidelines, but also went through bullet points of all of the most important information to study for each section of the test.î Fully updated, this concise and easy-to-use guide gives students preparing to take the PraxisTM Test in School Psychology--required for licensure by most US states and the National Association of School Psychologists--an accessible content review with two complete sample exams. The guide encompasses all of the content areas appearing on the examóData-Based Decision Making, Research-Based Academic Practices, Research-Based Behavioral and Mental Health Practices, Consultation and Collaboration, Applied Psychological Foundations, and Legal, Ethical, and Professional Foundations. Review content is presented concisely and efficiently, allowing students to focus on the most relevant information. Written by a practicing school psychologist and field-tested with school psychology students, the guide describes the test in a conversational and accessible style and offers helpful tips on how best to study for and take the exam. This Second Edition has been expanded and updated to include: New legal considerations that directly impact the practice of school psychology Coverage of Response to Intervention (RTI) New assessment procedures Current developments in school neuropsychology issues New intervention practices Updated practice exams with new questions that reflect recent exam changes An in-depth answer key providing rationales for correct and incorrect answers New sidebars with insider tips and pointers
Release on 2015-08-18 | by Eric Rossen, PhD,Diana Joyce-Beaulieu, PhD, NCSP
Author: Eric Rossen, PhD,Diana Joyce-Beaulieu, PhD, NCSP
Pubpsher: Springer Publishing Company
ìThe School Psychology Practicum and Internship Handbook is an outstanding resource written by known leaders in the field to assist graduate students in effectively navigating common ethical issues, promoting strong supervisory relationships, and becoming skilled self-advocates. As a former school psychologist and now doctoral intern, [I find] this book is a gold mine of information that can be immediately applied to strengthen training experiences and develop the highest standards for future practice.îóSheila Desai, NCSP, Doctoral Candidate in School Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Boston ìSupervising practicum and internship is challenging but Joyce-Beaulieu and Rossen make it infinitely easier with this handbook. The practical information and extensive resources provide university supervisors what they need to implement best-practice supervision. This user-friendly book is a "must have" for all school psychology supervisors and is sure to become one of the best supervision resources in our field.îóLisa Kelly-Vance, PhD, Professor and Director, School Psychology, University of Nebraska at Omaha The first comprehensive guide for school psychology practica and internships Tailored to the unique educational requirements of school psychology, this is the first complete guide to practicum and internship for school psychology students and faculty. Replete with practical information and advice, the book introduces students to a variety of professional issues they may be required to navigate during their supervised field-based experiences. The book covers all aspects of the entry-level practicum ranging from orientation to the professionalís role, to portfolio and competency-based evaluations and navigating relationships with supervisors. It addresses advanced clinical applications including systems-level school initiatives, practice in mental health settings, cross-comparison of educational and medical classification models, and more. Coverage of the internship year discusses how to select an internship site, writing a winning vita, the application process, applying for the first career position, as well as certification and licensure. Content reflects National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and American Psychological Association (APA) standards, guidelines, and best practices with an emphasis on supporting high-quality field-based training experiences. Additionally, the text offers tools for organizing assessments, consultations, and interventions. Practical recommendations address professional conduct, child abuse reporting, and field experience documentation. Learning is enhanced with the use of diagrams, charts, and sample documents. Chapters include learning objectives, case examples and vignettes for discussion and problem solving, and chapter summaries. Additional online and reproducible resources offer instructors templates for psychological reports, performance evaluations, record-keeping forms and logs, practicum syllabi, and internship contracts that are consistent with NASP and APA principles. Key Features: Provides a strong foundation for initial field-based experiences from beginning practicum through the internship and job search Embraces NASP and APA standards, DSM-5, response-to-intervention (RtI) and multitiered systems of support (MTSS) models for school psychology practice Enhanced with special features such as learning objectives, case vignettes, sample forms, and end-of-chapter reviews Written by experienced practicum and internship supervisors and recognized authorities on the preparation and development of school psychologists
Release on 2005-08-26 | by Craig Frisby,Cecil R. Reynolds
Author: Craig Frisby,Cecil R. Reynolds
A comprehensive guide to current information about multicultural issues, science, and practice in school psychology Today's schools are characterized by wide variations in students' ethnic, racial, language, religious, socioeconomic, and geographical characteristics. Cultural issues pervade all aspects of psychological practice as applied to school effectiveness, classroom learning and instruction, academic achievement, student behavior, and mental health. School psychologists and related personnel must apply critical thinking skills in successfully meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse student population, while working effectively with school personnel to maximize learning for all students. The Comprehensive Handbook of Multicultural School Psychology highlights the latest research in this area and offers practical information on integrating issues of cultural diversity into research and practice. This new resource is the first text of its kind to examine the pervasive influence of culture on all aspects of school psychology, including child development, psychometrics, and interventions. Thought-provoking and practical, yet grounded in empirical research, this text covers: Conceptual, philosophical, and sociopolitical foundations of multicultural school psychology Cultural variation within American subgroups Educational and psychological foundations of culture, individual differences, and schooling Testing, assessment, and intervention issues Training and legal issues International school psychology Featuring contributions from the world's leading scholars in this area, this definitive resource is required reading for all current and future school psychologists, as well as counselors, teachers, and administrators working in school settings.
Release on 2010-10-25 | by Andrew S. Davis, PhD,Rik Carl D'Amato
Author: Andrew S. Davis, PhD,Rik Carl D'Amato
Pubpsher: Springer Publishing Company
ìBy far, the most comprehensive and detailed coverage of pediatric neuropsychology available in a single book today, Davis provides coverage of basic principles of pediatric neuropsychology, but overall the work highlights applications to daily practice and special problems encountered by the pediatric neuropsychologist.î Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD Texas A&M University "The breadth and depth of this body of work is impressive. Chapters written by some of the best researchers and authors in the field of pediatric neuropsychology address every possible perspective on brain-behavior relationships culminating in an encyclopedic textÖ. This [book] reflects how far and wide pediatric neuropsychology has come in the past 20 years and the promise of how far it will go in the next." Elaine Fletcher-Janzen, EdD, NCSP, ABPdN The Chicago School of Professional Psychology "...it would be hard to imagine a clinical situation in pediatric neuropsychology in whichthis book would fail as a valuable resource."--Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology "I believe there is much to recommend this hefty volume. It is a solid reference that I can see appreciating as a resource as I update my training bibliography."--Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society This landmark reference covers all aspects of pediatric neuropsychology from a research-based perspective, while presenting an applied focus with practical suggestions and guidelines for clinical practice. Useful both as a training manual for graduate students and as a comprehensive reference for experienced practitioners, it is an essential resource for those dealing with a pediatric population. This handbook provides an extensive overview of the most common medical conditions that neuropsychologists encounter while dealing with pediatric populations. It also discusses school-based issues such as special education law, consulting with school staff, and reintegrating children back into mainstream schools. It contains over 100 well-respected authors who are leading researchers in their respective fields. Additionally, each of the 95 chapters includes an up-to-date review of available research, resulting in the most comprehensive text on pediatric neuropsychology available in a single volume. Key Features: Provides thorough information on understanding functional neuroanatomy and development, and on using functional neuroimaging Highlights clinical practice issues, such as legal and ethical decision-making, dealing with child abuse and neglect, and working with school staff Describes a variety of professional issues that neuropsychologists must confront during their daily practice, such as ethics, multiculturalism, child abuse, forensics, and psychopharmacology
Release on 2010-12-20 | by Enedina García-Vázquez,Tony D. Crespi,Cynthia Riccio
Foundations of Professional Practice
Author: Enedina García-Vázquez,Tony D. Crespi,Cynthia Riccio
Published with the sponsorship of the Trainers of School Psychologists, this two volume handbook examines the essential tenets of the school psychology profession, critically reviews training and practice issues, and evaluates how the traditional and changing skills and issues translate into meeting the needs of children and the systems that serve them. Volume I focuses on the professional issues and topics that form the core of the university curriculum for the school psychology specialist degree. It explores contemporary university training programs, the foundations of school education, and key areas of responsibility for school-based mental health professionals, and takes a look at the future of training for school psychologists. Specific issues such as the teaching of specialty skills and training for unique areas and special populations are also discussed. By way of raising questions and issues that ultimately play out in the field, it lays the groundwork for Volume II, which is dedicated to bridging the training and practice gap.
Written by a renowned expert in school neuropsychology, Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment, Second Edition is a practical resource presenting school psychologists, educational diagnosticians, and pediatric neuropsychologists with clear coverage and vital information on this evolving area of practice within school psychology. Filled with case studies and guidance for your practice, the Second Edition offers new coverage of major neuropsychological test batteries for children, including NEPSY ®-II; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children®, Fourth Edition Integrated; and Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System TM. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health professionals quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of major psychological assessment instruments. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. The accompanying CD-ROM provides helpful tools, including sample case studies and searchable databases of neuropsychological tests classified by processing area and conceptual model. Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment, Second Edition explores how to identify the need for testing, conduct a neurodevelopmental history, select appropriate assessment instruments, effectively evaluate students, and accurately interpret results.
Release on 2007-09-18 | by Gary B. Melton,John Petrila,Norman G. Poythress,Christopher Slobogin
A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals and Lawyers
Author: Gary B. Melton,John Petrila,Norman G. Poythress,Christopher Slobogin
Pubpsher: Guilford Press
This is the definitive reference and text for both mental health and legal professionals. The authors offer a uniquely comprehensive discussion of the legal and clinical contexts of forensic assessment, along with best-practice guidelines for participating effectively and ethically in a wide range of criminal and civil proceedings. Presented are findings, instruments, and procedures related to criminal and civil competencies, civil commitment, sentencing, personal injury claims, antidiscrimination laws, child custody, juvenile justice, and more.