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  • MSPA FALL CONFERENCE 2015

    Assessment of Child and Adolescent Behavioral and Emotional Problems and Risk with the BASC-3

    October 9th, Four Points Sheraton Norwood

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  • NASP 2016 Annual Convention

    February 10–13, 2016

    in New Orleans, LA!

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  • The MSPA Executive Board

    Denise Foley (Secretary), Bob Babigian (Immediate Past President), Jen Milia (President-Elect), Andria Amador (President), Wendy Price (NASP Delegate), Kristine Camacho (Vice President), Jill Snyder (Treasurer)

  • The Ethical Practitioner

    A MSPA Online Course

    Earn 10 CPDs at home!

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MSPA-West MA Fall Conference Nov. 6th

August 30th, 2015

The goal of this conference is to convey how cognitive neuroscience can be used to understand child and adolescent brain development; emotional and behavioral growth; and intervention approaches for children and adolescents.  The presentation will focus on growth and utilization of cortical and subcortical structures, gray and white matter development, and changes in neurotransmitter levels that occur during childhood and adolescence.   Emphasis will be placed on interventions that capitalize on these changes with regards to learning, executive functioning and social/emotional…  Read

» Western Mass Fall Conference

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Time for MSPA Membership Renewal

August 29th, 2015

MEMBERS! It is time to renew your membership. MSPA will have several conferences this school year that will be important for your practice. We are increasing our newsletters and our contact with you. We hope to offer additional benefits for members this year. Please consider attending a Board meeting. Board meetings are held on the second Tuesday each month at the William James College in Newton at 6 p.m. Your participation is needed to influence practice in Massachusetts.

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MSPA Western Mass Workshop Series

August 28th, 2015

Four Part Workshop Series: Integrating Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and Social Emotional Learning Curricula in Schools MSPA-West MA Workshop I: Tier 1 – School Wide Support Overview (Series: Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and Social Emotional Learning Curricula in Schools) The Red Barn at Hampshire College, 893 West St, Amherst, MA 01002 Directions at: redbarn.hampshire.edu  
Date: 22 Sep 2015 4:00 PM UTC-04:00  This is Workshop I of a four part series of workshops on Integrating Positive Behavior Interventions and…  Read

» Western Mass Sept Miniseries

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NASP 2016

August 28th, 2015

Save the date for the NASP 2016 Annual Convention, held February 10–13, 2016 in New Orleans, LA! Plan to join thousands of school psychologists enhancing their skills, discovering new strategies, and refueling their excitement for the profession. Described as “relevant” and “eye-opening”, this convention is your chance to break from your routine and reinvigorate your practice. You’ll connect with school psychologists from around the country and come away with valuable knowledge about what works in their districts. Topics include cognitive,…  Read

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MSPA Spring Conference: A Success

May 16th, 2015
Dr. McGrew with MSPA leaders

The MSPA Spring Conference was well attended. Dr. Kevin McGrew, Director of the Institute for Applied Psychometrics (IAP), provided extensive and exciting training on the Woodcock-Johnson IV series of tools for assessment. MSPA President Andria Amadore, and Conference Chairperson Jillian Archer along with her committee members provided a wonderful day for MSPA members.

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Look at the video about Dr. Brock’s opening remarks at this year’s NASP convention which highlights MSPA’s hard work

April 1st, 2015

https://vimeo.com/123233311

» Dr. Brock's Video

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District Determined Measures (DDM)

July 14th, 2014

MSPA has created a page of District Determined Measures (DDMs) for school psychologists and school administrators to consider. These involve the ways in which school psychologists can measure their impact on student achievement. Review this page and if you have additional ideas, please let us know and we will add to this list. School psychologists have very different job responsibilities from district to district in Massachusetts so not all suggestions will be relevant for your needs.

» District Determined Measures

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Members-Only Content

June 24th, 2014

Our members-only section of the website must be accessed using your password.  If you have not received an email from MSPA with a new password, please check the spam folder of your email (especially if you use gmail). The new members-only section is not a separate website. It is part of this main website. When you are logged-out, you will see what the public sees. When you are logged in, you will see all of the public content plus the…  Read

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Rubrics for Evaluating School Psychologists

March 4th, 2014

The Massachusetts School Psychologists Association recently developed rubrics for evaluating school psychologists. We are proud to announce that the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has posted our rubrics on the DESE Rubrics page.

» Evaluation Rubrics

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2015 Application for the Minority Scholarship

January 30th, 2014

The Minority Affairs Committee is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Ena Vasquez-Nutall Minority Scholarship. To be considered for this scholarship award, the entire application package MUST be received by the MSPA Minority Scholarship committee no later than February 1st 2015. MINORITY_SCHOLARSHIP1 You will not be considered for this award if ALL application materials and supporting documents are not contained together in one package and received by the MSPA representative by the deadline of February 1, 2015. The package should be…  Read

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

June 13th, 2013

The Massachusetts School Psychologists Association has been very concerned in regard to misunderstandings related to identification and provision of services to students who demonstrate symptoms of ADHD, Autism and other health impairments. The Board of Directors has asked the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for clarification so that there will be more consistency in the state and so that students and their families will not experience delay of needed services. Marcia Mittnacht, State Director of Special Education has…  Read

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