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    October 24th, 2014

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Professional Development

MSPA Cape and Islands Winter Conference

October 8th, 2014

MSPA is pleased to present Jessica Minahan, M. Ed., BCBA. Jessica is the author of the book, The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students. In her book she discusses the underlying factors and patterns of the most challenging student behaviors, as well as strategies to support them. Jessica specializes in the identification and treatment of students with behavioral challenges and has worked to create effective behavior intervention plans for the most difficult behaviors….  Read

Professional Development

Fall Conference: WISC-5 Training (AM) and School Climate, Student Behavior, and Student Well-Being

August 24th, 2014

Presenter: Mike Grau The WISC-5 Training Workshop will describe how the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children–Fifth Edition (WISC-V) may be used to understand the cognitive strengths and needs of students. Particular emphasis will be placed on the changes from the WISC-IV to the WISC-V, including new subtests and test content, enhanced measurement of fluid reasoning, and the development of a digital edition of the measure for use on the Q-interactive platform. Following this session, participants will have an understanding of…  Read

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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

We have created a new members-only section of the website. We have almost completed sending out passwords to all members. 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). Unlike before, 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,…  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. Download the application  MINORITY_SCHOLARSHIP  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…  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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