Personal And Professional Development Of The Field Of School Psychology

1334 Words Jul 17th, 2015 6 Pages
Introduction As a graduate student embarking on this journey in school psychology in hopes to become an active professional that can aid in the advancement of the field, there seems to be an overwhelming amount of information readily available via the internet. However, how can one sort through what is relevant, useful, helpful and most importantly accurate information that is not misleading to you and to others? Although there is a plethora amount of information and resources to choose from that are beneficial to graduates and professionals in the field of school psychology, I was able to narrow down my search to websites that I believe can assist me in my personal and professional development. These websites include Intervention Central, the National Association of School Psychology (NASP), the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN), the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), and the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH).
Intervention Central Intervention Central is a website created by Jim Wright, a school psychologist who has worked in the Syracuse City School District in training and implementing effective school-based behavioral and academic interventions. This site offers a variety of resources for educators and parents on understanding response to intervention along with academic training videos, workshops, worksheets, handouts, and academic and behavioral intervention strategies. It also provides articles with…

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