I am writing to you after attending the NASP 2012 Annual Convention in Philadelphia. This year, approximately 5,000 of our colleagues came together to hear latest research and news in the field, network with each other, and enjoy this historic city. Whether you were at the convention or were unable to attend this year, you can review the handouts for many of the convention sessions at www.nasponline.org/conventions/2012/schedule.aspx#tab5.
There are some valuable conversations going on in the NASP Member Exchange Community that I encourage you to read. Visit http://communities.nasponline.org to review the discussions on processing, cognitive abilities, and ID/nonverbal assessment tools. This resource lets you get experience-tested advice to help you deal with the challenges you face at work.
I encourage you to take a few moments to visit NASP's Online Learning Center at www.nasponline.org/profdevel/online-learning.aspx. With sessions on a wide variety of topics, it is an excellent resource that lets you hear directly from experts and get documented CPD from the convenience of your computer. You can easily play when you're ready and pause if you need to. Plus, NASP members save up to 30% on webinars and recordings! A few sessions you may find of value include: What You Always Needed to Know About Psychiatric Medications and Children, Making the Schools Where Kids Succeed, and Finding and Evaluating the Research for Behavior Interventions.
The January/February issue of Communique is available online at www.nasponline.org/publications/cq/index.aspx?vol=40&issue=5. If you missed the printed issue, you should check out 'An Alternative to Self-Esteem: Fostering Self-Compassion in Youth,' as well as other valuable articles on topics such as family-school collaboration and improving educational outcomes on the NASP website.
Thank you for joining me as a member of NASP as we work to support the success of all students!
Charlotte Haselhuhn, IA Delegate