We’ve all been there. As school psychologists, we know all too well the feeling right before we have to tell a child that she has…Read More
Special Education, IEPs, and Due Process, Oh My.
For those of you who missed it, here’s my appearance on Learning and Laughter with Louise on the topic of special education. I did this…Read More
You are My Fire, People.
I used cognitive behavior therapy techniques on myself this morning in order to get my “ssa backwards”* to the gym today. Sometimes, you have to…Read More
Awkward Conversation #247
As a school psychologist, I get many little notes in my mailbox when I enter my school building. They are usually cryptic and anonymous: Check…Read More
Special Education: The Department of Redundancy Department
This is the post in which I realize that crazy has become normal. Since I’ve been immersed in crazy for 7 years, I didn’t even…Read More
An Ounce of Prevention costs $2650
Now that it’s summer break, I have time to do those pesky little things that get shoved to the bottom of the to-do list. I…Read More
Auditory Processing (Psychoeductional, Part V)
This next post in the series on Psychoeducational Assessments (Background History, Testing Observations, Intelligence/Cognition, and Visual-Motor Integration,) has been extraordinarily daunting for a number of…Read More
Visual-Motor Integration (Psychoeducational Part IV)
So far, this series has addressed the following components of a Psychoeducational assessment: 1) Background History2) Testing Observations3) Intelligence/Cognition In this post, the psychological process…Read More
Psychoeducational, Not Psycho-educational—Part II
I started a series on psychoeducational assessment to help clarify the information in school psychologists’ highly specialized reports that are presented when students are tested…Read More
The Doctor is IN.
Recently, the edublog world has been talking about how teacher accountability might be measured in much the same way doctors are measured—by professional standards, not…Read More