Designed as a research-based yet matter-of-fact guide for beginning and future scientist-practitioners, A Practical Guide to Building Professional Competencies in School Psychology skillfully augments the readeras training, supervision, and experience by providing a framework for honing essential skills in the field. This reader-friendly, evidence-based text encourages the continuing development of expertise in communication and collaborative skills, diversity awareness, technical knowledge, and other domains critical to building and maintaining an ethical, meaningful practice. Each chapter in this must-have volume examines a core area of expertise in depth, and provides checklists (linked to competencies set out in NASPas Blueprint III) and the Development and Enhancement of Competencies Assessment Form are included to enable readers to gain a more complete understanding of their professional strengths and needs. The skill sets covered include: Developing cross-cultural competencies. Evaluating students with emotional and behavioral problems. Assessing student skills using a variety of approaches. Preventing and intervening in crisis situations. Consulting with families, colleagues, and the community. Facilitating mental health services in the school setting. A Practical Guide to Building Professional Competencies in School Psychology provides an invaluable set of professional development tools for new practitioners and graduate students in school psychology.... for this process to not be overwhelming to the school staff, it is suggested that this process be broken down by area (e.g., reading, math, written expression); in the forthcoming case study reading, when used. ... Soap Creeka#39;s data in the area of reading had 92% of the third grade and 90% of fourth grade students scoring at or above the 40th percentile when compared to the national norm of the ITBS.
|Title||:||A Practical Guide to Building Professional Competencies in School Psychology|
|Author||:||Timothy M. Lionetti, Edward P. Snyder, Ray W. Christner|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2010-10-28|