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  • MSPA 2014 Spring Conference

    Supporting Students with Concussion: Getting School Psychologists in the Game with Gerard Gioia, Ph.D.

    The Sheraton Hotel in Framingham

    May 16, 2014

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    ER for Life

    A MSPA Online Course

    Earn 10 CPDs at home!

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District Determined Measures (DDM)

April 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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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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Important Conference Information

March 4th, 2014

There was an error in the MSPA spring conference mailing. This conference does not contain a component on ethics and therefore 3 CEUs for ethics will not be offered.

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MSPA Spring Conference May 16th-Save the Date

February 14th, 2014

The MSPA Spring Conference will be held May 16, 2014 on Supporting students with concussion: Getting school psychologists in the game with Gerard Gioia, PH.D. The brochure is attached and can be downloaded for early registration. Dr. Gioia is a pediatric neuropsychologist and the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Neuropsychology at Children’s National Medical Center, where he directs the Safe Concussion Outcome, Recovery & Education (SCORE) Program and two research core laboratories. He is Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry…  Read

» MSPA Spring Conference registration

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Application for the Minority Scholarship

January 30th, 2014

The Minority Affairs Committee is currently accepting applications for the 2014 Ena Vasquez-Nutall Minority Scholarship . The scholarship application has just been sent via email to each of the local school psych. programs. The application will also be on our MSPA website. The committee is fortunate to have enough funds in our account to raise the scholarship amount from $2,000 to $3,000! Applications are due on April 1st. The scholarship recipient will be announced and given a plaque at the…  Read

» Minority Scholarship application

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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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