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    When looking for a school psychologist to interview, I decided to look for a school psychologist who had experience in health settings. I interviewed Dr. Lisa Ahern who earned her Ph.D. in School Psychology from N.C. State. She completed her post-doctoral program at Duke University and continued to work there for about a year. After she and her husband decided to move closer to family in the northeast, Dr. Ahern accepted a position at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) where she worked with

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    three most important reasons for wanting to be a school psychologist? Among the list of the many reasons I want to be a school psychologist, the top three would be that it is one of the few jobs that can help the students as much is it can help the teachers and even the parents. School psychologists come to the aid of their students in many ways, through times of distress, frustration, confusion, and more. I feel the main goal of the school psychologist is to make learning an easier and more enjoyable

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    If I were to be a psychologist when I grow up I would choose to become a School Psychologist. Ever since I was a little girl I have wanted to be a teacher and help others. I always thought that school is so important and it shapes the lives of students. When reading over the different types of psychologists the School Psychologist really stood out to me. I have an IEP and have been tested to understand how well I do in all subject areas of school and know what is difficult for me. I do this testing

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    The role of a School Psychologist is vital to our education system. A School Psychologist has the privilege of working closely with teachers, paraprofessionals, parents, and most importantly, children in order to ensure their educational needs are being fully met. While some schools might primarily focus on academics, development on the whole child is so much more than that. I find the role of a school psychologist one that advocates for the success of a child, including their social and emotional

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    The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is the primary professional organization for school psychologists in the U.S. NASP is dedicated to improving the mental health and education of students. http://www.nasponline.org/ Standards and Certifications NASP offers the Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) exam and credential. The basic education requirement is at least 60 graduate semester hours in a school psychology program. Next, students must complete a supervised practicum

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    I interviewed Dr. Linda Vandaveer, a school psychologist with the Simi Valley Unified School District, on February 4, 2016 at Katherine Elementary School. She also works at two other schools in the district. I found the interview enjoyable and interesting. At Katherine Elementary School Dr. Vandaveer has her own portable where she conducts assessments. Her desk is located in the back corner with a kidney-shaped table with a few chairs nearby. Other than a couple filing cabinets the room was sparse

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    skills to be successful at the graduate level in the School Psychology program offered at Francis Marion University. Working within the school system with students with mental health needs and exceptionalities has been a dream of mine since I was in high school. I am confident the School Psychology program at Francis Marion University will provide me with the skill set needed to make my dream a reality and become the best School Psychologist I can be. Throughout my undergraduate career at the

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    youth out of the justice system, and I believe school psychologists are perfectly situated to disrupt the system. This is why I’m applying to school psychology program. Furthermore, that passion informs my desire to study alternatives to suspension and expulsion with Dr. Pamela Fenning and addressing trauma in schools with Dr. Rosario Pesce. I think that finding alternatives to suspension and expulsion would help prevent students from dropping out of school by ensuring that they do not unnecessarily

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    similarities and differences. The similarities were indicative of the two school psychologists that were both responsible for providing services for their respective districts in which they were employed by. Both school psychologists utilized various types of assessments that were age appropriate for the students they served. The first video depicted a school psychologist, Amy Taylor, who was employed in the Pasadena, CA school system at an early childhood center that primarily served students ranging

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    paper School Psychologists Involvement in Assessment. This position statement interests me as I am pursuing my school psychometry certification because it provided detailed information pertaining to the roles and responsibilities of the school psychologist. Additionally, it addressed outlined their involvement in the assessment process with school-aged children to determine best practices, strategies, and interventions ensuring students success. The National Association of School Psychologists contends

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