Winthrop University School Psychology Resources

School Psych Toolkit: Web Resources for School Psychology Graduate Students
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Professional Resources for School Psychologists
Dr. Joel Schneider's Psychometrics from the Ground Up page
Institute for Applied Psychometrics
Why we don't talk about "learning styles" in assessment reports:
Why composite scores are less than, or greater than, an average of the subtests
How to explain grade equivalent scores
Dr. Samuel Ortiz: ELL, CHC matrix, cross-battery assessment
Video Tutorial: Do Large Subtest Score Differences Invalidate Composite Scores
Behavior Support
Positive Environments, Network of Trainers
Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports has been established by the Office of Special Education Programs, US Department of Education to give schools capacity-building information and technical assistance for identifying, adapting, and sustaining effective school-wide disciplinary practices
Florida's Positive Behavior Support Project: a first-rate web site with training videos and other publications
Data Graphing
Graphing Made Easy: resources for charting behavioral data which will come in handy in traineeship and internship for behavior change projects:
Alicia Kortes and friend created this spreadsheet for managing DIBELS data
Good method to show improvement with single-case intervention studies
School Psychology Forum article on graphing single case data:
Using Improvement Rate Differences for single case intervention projects
Learning Disabilities
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Behavior Disorders
Communication Disorders
Visual Impairments
Slow learners
Traumatic Brain Injury
Education Week provides on-line blogs about current issues in education.
Special Education Resources Online
US Department of Education
IDEA Partnership site lists many topics related to special education and provides detailed information about IDEA
English Language Learners
Colorin Colorado is a bilingual site with resources in both English and Spanish for educators and parents
Challenging Common Myths about Young English Language Learners
Special education decision making for ELLs
The ELL Can Do Booklet
NCSPA LEP Position Paper
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition
GLBTQ Resources
General Resources
East Carolina University Evidence Based Intervention Network
North Carolina's Evidence-Based Interventions directory:
Lehigh University Center for Promoting Research to Practice
Intervention Central is a one-stop shopping center for both behavior and academic interventions
US Department of Education What Works Clearinghouse
University of Delaware's Recommended Interventions for School Psychology Students
Gary Leu's web page is an example of how a practitioner can link clients to web resources.
The Access Center is a project of the American Institutes for Research and provides information about evidence based practices for children with disabilities
Ideas that Work, a USDOE Office of Special Education site with many technical assistance products
Council for Exceptional Children page that provides links to articles about evidence-based interventions and the criteria for determining what is evidence based.
All Kinds of Minds: a nonprofit organization that provides professional development and a variety of publications to help struggling learners.
Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network: has everything
Brophy on motivation.pdf
Mental Health
Important resource:
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies: provides empirically supported treatment information for specific mental health problems
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) directory of 160 interventions for mental health problems
UCLA Center for Mental Health in the Schools: provides many resources, most at no charge
University of South Florida Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health
Infant, Preschool, Family, Mental Health Initiative Compendium of Screening Tools
SE screening questionnaires
Donald Meichenbaum: How to Make a Violent Youth: Implications for Prevention and Treatment and the Role of the School Psychologist
Other sites that provide information on prevention and social-emotional learning programs
Mindfulness, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
Duke Study: Treatment of Adolescent Depression
Dr. Russell Barkley video on ADHD. Highly recommended. Dr. Barkley is one of the leading researchers and clinicians on ADHD
Very good print materials available free from Shire (pdf too):
Change talk:
Myths and Questionable Practices
Professional, Legal, Ethics Resources
Child abuse
US Dept of Education page on Section 504 FAQs
Becoming a Resilient School Psychologist presentation
Division 16 article for grad students on professionalism
Ethical and legal issues associated with using response-to ...
Bedford Hillds child abuse.pdf
Burns, M.K. Ethical and Legal Issues--RTI.pdf
Balancing confidentiality: Protecting privacy and protecting the public.
National Reading Panel Teaching Children to Read... subgroup reports
Florida Center for Reading Research
Headsprout Early Reading and Reading Comprehension Programs
Reading Rockets is a USDOE project to disseminate evidence-based information about reading. Highly recommended.
HELPS program for reading fluency. Highly recommended
International Reading Association
American Institutes for Research, National Center on Intensive Intervention. Charts of evidence based tools for progress monitoring, academic and behavioral interventions, etc.
Reading a-z is a site which sells materials to teach reading. Some free samples are available.
Children of the Code: a social education project about the science of reading featuring videos, interviews, and other resources.
New Yourk's Reading Wars article
Teaching Reading IS Rocket Science
Whole Language High Jinks: How to Tell When "Scientifically-Based Reading Instruction" Isn't
Moats: Comparison of Two Major Approaches to Reading Instruction
NASP Reading Instruction handout
Reading Recovery presentation
Tier One Reading Instruction, Rhonda Armistead
Good fluency presentation
Research and Publication Resources
Response to Intervention
National Center on Response to Intervention--a "go-to" site
The IRIS Center provides on-line tutorial modules
National Center on Student Progress Monitoring
Easy CBM: a commercial site that provides a digital CBM progress monitoring system
National Association of State Directors of Special Education Blueprints for district and school level RTI
School Safety, Bullying
Stop Bullying Now: a US Dept of Health and Human Services site that offers flash movies, games and info about bullying and how to prevent it.
The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment: provides evidence based information to help school communities prevent school violence. Highly recommended.
So-Called Slow Learners
Stress Management for Practitioners
Becoming a Resilient SP Wrkshp.ppt
Highly recommended free 8-week mindfulness-based stress reduction
Field Experiences
Tips for professionalism
See article in Division 16’s newsletter: TSP-Vol.-65-No.-2-April-20110.pdf
Professional Organizations
PRAXIS II Exam Information
Applying for Certification/Licensure
School Psychology Employment Resources
Continuing Professional Development
Author's Notes
Users may also be interested in a resource page intended for Winthrop's undergraduate psychology majors. It's located at:
This page was developed and is maintained by Dr. Leigh Armistead, Professor, Winthrop University School Psychology Program. To report problems with links or to suggest additional resources, send email to: