School Psychology for the 21st Century

School Psychology for the 21st Century

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A leading introductory text, this authoritative volume comprehensively describes the school psychologist's role in promoting positive academic, behavioral, and emotional outcomes for all students. The book emphasizes a problem-solving-based, data-driven ?approach to practice in today's diverse schools. It grounds the reader in the concepts and tools needed to become a competent, ethical practitioner; implement and evaluate multi-tiered interventions; and facilitate systems-level change. Useful pedagogical features include illustrative vignettes and end-of-chapter discussion questions and activities. ? New to This Edition *Incorporates up-to-date research findings and professional standards. *Expanded coverage of response to intervention, cultural and linguistic diversity issues, and evidence-based practice in mental health. *Chapter on legal issues includes expanded coverage of IDEIA and other recent federal mandates.Both the PIAT-R and WRAT-4 are more limited in scope than these newer measures of academic achievement. ... that include standardized measurement tasks, and that have specific administration and scoring guidelines (Deno, 2003).

Title:School Psychology for the 21st Century
Author:Kenneth W. Merrell, Ruth A. Ervin, Gretchen Gimpel Peacock
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2011-11


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