Students and Faculty Participate in Association of School Psychologists Conference

Posted on 10/24/2011 3:29:38 PM

Students and faculty members from the Department of Educational and School Psychology made presentations at the annual fall conference of the Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania (ASPP).

As part of the efforts to improve the practice of school psychology in Pennsylvania, the ASPP and Pennsylvania State University held the conference on October 19 and 20, 2011. Wednesday featured a full-day bullying prevention and intervention workshop by Dr. Susan M. Swearer. Thursday included morning and afternoon sessions from individuals and groups.

The ASPP conference also provided many students, practitioners, and faculty members the opportunity to participate in poster presentations. These presentations allowed conference attendees to examine various research projects and engage in conversation about important topics in school psychology. We are proud that several students and faculty participated in the ASPP conference this year! Congratulations to those who participated!

The following IUP SPSY students and faculty members presented at ASPP during the October 2011 conference:

  • “Exploring the Utility of the Stanford-Binet 5 Composite Scores for Evaluating Gifted and Talented Students”
    Presenters: Dean Holtzman, Felicia Kaas, Brian Linaburg, Heather Wagner and Dr. Mark McGowan
  • “Implications of Using Age Versus Grade Based Normative in Grades K-12”
    Presenters: Courtney Kuncelman, Jon Flynn, Korinne Ankerbrand, Dr. Lynanne Black and Dr. Mark McGowan
  • “Universal and Grade-Level Effectiveness of SWPBIS in an Elementary School”
    Presenters: Dean Holtzman, Brittany Vignero Jamison Drab, and Dr. Timothy Runge
  • “Universal Screening for Behavior, Social, and Emotional Functioning in a SWPBIS Model”
    Presenters: Pratiksha Patel and Dr. Timothy Runge

The Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania is a professional organization designed to be a valuable resource for practitioners in Pennsylvania. The ASPP strives to provide school psychologists an organization to connect with other professionals, valuable resources, ways to promote the profession, and an avenue to improve the practice and better serve the communities and families that they serve.