Conference Dates: Thursday, November 10, Friday, November 11, and Saturday, November 12 for the NYASP Annual Conference. The theme is Focus on the Positive: Climate, Culture and Community. The Annual Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Rochester, New York. Keynote Speakers will include T. Andrew Brown, Vice Chancellor, NYSED Board of Regents, My Brother’s Keeper initiative and Improving Outcomes for Boys and Young Men of Color and Melissa Reeve, NASP President. Visit the Conference page for more information. We anticipate having the day at a glance schedule late September.
Presenters and Topics
Day at a Glance- Coming Soon!
THURSDAY, November 10
- T. Andrew Brown: Vice Chancellor, NYSED Board of Regents, My Brother’s Keeper initiative and Improving Outcomes for Boys and Young Men of Color
- Jack Naglieri: Five Dimensional Model of Executive Function and Interventions Based on Neurocognitive Strengths and Weaknesses
- Marilyn Monteiro: Author of Autism Conversations and Family Therapy and the Autism Spectrum, and creator of Monteiro Interview Guidelines for Diagnosing Asperger's Syndrome: A Team-Based Approach (MIGDAS)
- Andrew Livanis: NYASP President
- Walter Schamber: Vineland-3
- Peter Wyman: Sources of Strength Suicide Prevention Program
- Rowan Collins: Education Coordinator, Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley
- Diversity and Educational Equity Panel: Participate in the Panel
FRIDAY, November 11
- Melissa Reeves: Keynote speaker and NASP President
- Kevin McGrew: Going Beyond the Basics with the WJ-IV Cog/OL: New Insights and Intelligent Application
- Peter Isquith: BRIEF-2
- David Kilpatrick: Preventing, Correcting, and Assessing Reading Difficulties
- Jody Todd Manly: Impact of Trauma on Children’s Brains and Academic Achievement
- Gary Schaffer: The Role of School Psychologists within MTSS
SATURDAY, November 12
- Anne McGinnis: Discipline for Special Education Student- Legal and Ethical Issues for School Psychologists
- Laura Purcell: Legal issues for Transgender Students
NASP Statement Regarding Recent Acts of Violence
Managing Strong Emotional Reactions to Traumatic Events: Tips for Families and Teachers
Joint School Board-School Psychologist Research Report Examines Test AnxietyJoint School Board-School Psychologist Research Report Examines Test Anxiety
About three-quarters (76 percent) of school psychologists in New York say their students experience greater anxiety over state tests than for local assessments, according to a new research report issued jointly today by the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) and the New York Association of School Psychologists (NYASP). The full report is available here. A clarification statement regarding the document’s purpose is also available here.
Test Anxiety Webinar (Members Only)Members: Please click on the "For Members" tab to log into the members area. After logging in, a link to the Test Anxiety Webinar will be available under the members tab.
Dignity for All Students Act
The Dignity for All Students Act will help ensure that school administrators and educators have the tools and resources in place to afford all students an educational environment in which they can thrive.
Improving Student and School Outcomes
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The importance of asking for help.
The importance of children’s mental health.
New York State Senate Resolution J.1410 commending Dr. Pamela V. Agan-Smith on her selection as 2015 School Psychologist of the Year by the National Association of School Psychologists.