NASP Leadership in Action Spotlight Initiative

Are you helping to improve practice in your school/district? If so, NASP wants to learn more from you through the Leadership in Action Spotlight initiative. The Spotlight initiative seeks to elicit and disseminate stories of school psychologists engaged in efforts to improve systems and services to children and families. Whether at the building or district level, efforts to build capacity take leadership, and your efforts can help inspire and inform other school psychologists to help lead change as well. Learn more and submit your story to NASP at http://www.nasponline.org/research-and-policy/advocacy-tools-and-resources/communications-strategies-and-resources/test/the-leadership-in-action-spotlight-initiative.

Counseling Defined

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Iowa Administrative Rules of Special Education allow the provision of related services to assist children with disabilities in benefitting from their special education program. Related services include “counseling services”; however, the law does not define counseling services beyond requiring these services be provided by a qualified social worker,…

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School Psych Spotlight – Stephanie Dredge

Our first School Psychologist Spotlight for this year takes us to the Western edge of the state and Green Hills AEA. Stephanie Dredge started working with Green Hills after graduating from the program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha 4 years ago. Stephanie is originally from Illinois, but transplanted herself to the Omaha in pursuit of her bachelor’s degree at Creighton University. She has made Omaha her home since then. She said, “Omaha has truly become my home and even though the rest of my family resides in the Chicago area I enjoy the easy access between the two locations.” (more…)