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DSM-V: Online Assessment Measures

Learn more about Online Assessment Measures at psychiatry.org
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The APA is offering a number of “emerging measures” for further research and clinical evaluation. These patient assessment measures were developed to be administered at the initial patient interview and to monitor treatment progress. They should be used in research and evaluation as potentially useful tools to enhance clinical decision-making and not as the sole basis for making a clinical diagnosis. Instructions, scoring information, and interpretation guidelines are provided; further background information can be found in DSM-5. The APA requests that clinicians and researchers provide further data on the instruments’ usefulness in characterizing patient status and improving patient care at http://www.dsm5.org/Pages/Feedback-Form.aspx.
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School Climate and Discipline

School Climate and Discipline | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Information about the Supportive School Discipline Initiative, including guidance for schools
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The US Departments of Education and Julstice release Supportive School Climate and Discipline resources - guidance for schools, parents and communities.  

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Improving the Response Rate.....

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The "but you are free to accept or to refuse" technique is a
compliance procedure in which someone is approached with a
request by simply telling him/her that he/she is free to accept or to
refuse the request. This semantic evocation leads to increase
compliance with the request. Furthermore, in most of the studies
in which this technique was tested, subjects have been asked to
give money to a confederate. A new evaluation of the effect of this
technique was tested in an experiment in which subjects in the
street have been approached to respond to a survey. The results
show that, when the semantic evocation of freedom is included in
the request, a higher compliance rate occurred. The commitment
theory was used to explain such results"

 

Translation?  If we give students choices; if we let them know particiaption is voluntary - participation/motivation/engagement is likely to increase.  

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Presenting Data Effectively

Presenting Data Effectively | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
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A book to help you do it well!    http://www.amazon.com/Presenting-Data-Effectively-Communicating-Findings/dp/1452257361/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380658406&sr=1-1

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Data Visualization and Infographics Resources | Smashing Magazine

Data Visualization and Infographics Resources | Smashing Magazine | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Data visualizations and infographics can make complex datasets easier to understand and comprehend. By creating a graphical represenatation of data and statistics, complicated concepts and information can make more sense in less time.
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'Data visualizations and infographics can make complex datasets easier to understand and comprehend. By creating a graphical represenatation of data and statistics, complicated concepts and information can make more sense in less time.'

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Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’ - Washington Post

Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’ - Washington Post | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
The famed psychologist explains why one is not the other though they are often confused.

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Tom Hood's curator insight, October 19, 2013 8:35 AM

I am a fan of Gardner and his Five MInds for the Future. This new work is needed and I like the emphasis on designing learning to work with these multiple intelligences. In this world of rapid change and increasing complexity, learning is THE competitive advantage we can control. 

Ante Lauc's curator insight, October 21, 2013 12:39 AM

For me the most important is moral and emotional intelligence, than cognitive and other that HG did discover.

Rhiannon Boyd's curator insight, November 18, 2013 5:33 PM

From the article: 

 "On the basis of research in several disciplines, including the study of how human capacities are represented in the brain, I developed the idea that each of us has a number of relatively independent mental faculties, which can be termed our “multiple intelligences.” The basic idea is simplicity itself. A belief in a single intelligence assumes that we have one central, all-purpose computer—and it determines how well we perform in every sector of life. In contrast, a belief in multiple intelligences assumes that we have a number of relatively autonomous computers—one that computes linguistic information, another spatial information, another musical information, another information about other people, and so on." - HG

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15 Apps to Help Students with Dyslexia & Reading Difficulties - NCLD

15 Apps to Help Students with Dyslexia & Reading Difficulties - NCLD | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Reading is the area in which students with dyslexia struggle the most. Luckily, there are mobile apps that can help with functions like text-to-speech and translation.


Via Kathleen McClaskey, AnnC
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Great appps to help!

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, August 5, 2013 9:22 PM
Tools for students who struggle with reading.
Luix Vargas's curator insight, August 6, 2013 1:28 PM

Lo que hubiera dado yo por una de estas apps cuando era niño; lástima que en ese entonces sólo daban coscorrones en estos casos

Beth Panitz, Ed.D.'s curator insight, August 7, 2013 1:28 PM

An easy-to-read table of apps. Includes links and descriptions.

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The Danger of a Single Story: Chimamanda Adichie

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories.
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Confirmation bias, ethnocenticism and stereotypes cause people to create single stories about things that are often very complex.  

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What Teachers Should Know About Students With Dyslexia

What Teachers Should Know About Students With Dyslexia | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Students with dyslexia face many challenges in the classroom, as do their teachers. Many teachers don’t know what to do for these students.
The post What Teachers Should Know About Students With Dyslexia appeared first on Edudemic.
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The first thing students and teachers need to know, as stated by Redford, is that “dyslexia is a mechanical disability, not a thinking disability”

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IQ tests hurt kids, schools — and don’t measure intelligence

IQ tests hurt kids, schools — and don’t measure intelligence | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
The research proves that IQ tests poorly predict learning disabilities. So why are schools still using them?
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Controversial article.  

 

One of my favorite "inside jokes" was this:  When someone would ask me what a student's IQ was, I would think:  "It depends what he is doing!"

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Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined: Scott Barry Kaufman

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Shall be doing a book study with this I suspect!

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susan koceski's curator insight, July 16, 2013 10:56 AM

Purchased the books nd waiting for its arrival. I am game for a book study. 

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18 Blogs Explain Brain Breaks and Why they are Important

18 Blogs Explain Brain Breaks and Why they are Important | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
As an adult, you've likely experienced a time when you've been in a training session or a meeting and felt like you were at a breaking point and couldn't focus

Via Deborah McNelis
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Wow.  Important information here (and lots of resources!).

 

"When kids get tired or bored, they tend to check out.  Once kids begin to check out they are no longer learning, and they mentally are removed from the situation despite being physically present.  It’s important to get their blood flowing and to reconnect those kids that have started day dreaming instead of listening to the lesson.  These six blog posts can explain more about the importance of brain breaks for kids and adults."

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MzTeachuh: My Kid Has Trouble With Reading--What Should I Do? Special Education Tweets of the Day 8/18/12

MzTeachuh: My Kid Has Trouble With Reading--What Should I Do? Special Education Tweets of the Day 8/18/12 | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
MzTeachuh: My Kid Has Trouble With Reading--What Should I Do? Special Education Tweets of the Day 8/18/12 http://t.co/njUilcsbJI
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NIMH · Research Domain Criteria (RDoC)

NIMH · Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Describes the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) project.
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The criteria the NIMH suggests using instead of the DSM V because of the high rates of comorbidity and frequent overlap in DSMs boundaries.  

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What Does The Psych Do?

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Funny video spoof on the ever so hilarious "What Does the Fox Say" song.  

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7 Strategies to assist with the time change and children with Autism

7 Strategies to assist with the time change and children with Autism | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Most adults always anticipate the "fall back" into daylight savings time because for many it means an extra hour of clubbing, watching movies or hanging out with friends due to the extra hour of sl...

Via Autism Daily Newscast, Jocelyn Stoller
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practical tips !

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Autism Daily Newscast's curator insight, November 2, 2013 7:57 AM

We were hoping to find time to write aobut this one but alas - we ran out of time.

Olivia Gillingham's curator insight, November 2, 2013 3:38 PM

A little guide to help children, especially those with autism, on addapting to the change in time. It can help as this encourages to keep to a reguler routine.

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Blog | Evergreen Data

Blog | Evergreen Data | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
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pretty amazing site for those working with data.....presnting it eloquently and in a manner that communicates the message you want.  

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NASP Professional Standards (2010)

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Principles for ethical standards...........written in 2010    Here is the document:    http://www.nasponline.org/standards/2010standards/1_%20Ethical%20Principles.pdf

 

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Skills for School Psychologists: Series at a glance

Skills for School Psychologists:  Series at a glance | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
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The 2013-2014 School Psych Series for school psychologists, hosted by the Macomb-StClair Psychological Association and Oakland Schools.

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The War Play Dilemma: What Every Parent And Teacher Needs to Know (Early Childhood Education Series (Teachers College Pr)) (Early Childhood Education (Teacher's College Pr)): Diane E. Levin, Nancy ...

The War Play Dilemma: What Every Parent And Teacher Needs to Know (Early Childhood Education Series (Teachers College Pr)) (Early Childhood Education (Teacher's College Pr)) [Diane E. Levin, Nancy Carlsson-Paige] on Amazon.com.
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why girls should play more video games

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Study Finds Spatial Skill Is Early Sign of Creativity

Study Finds Spatial Skill Is Early Sign of Creativity | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
A study suggests that a child’s gift for spatial reasoning may better predict future innovation than math or verbal skills, particularly in math and science fields.
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"The researchers, from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, said their findings make a strong case for rewriting standardized tests like the SAT and ACT to focus more on spatial ability, to help identify children who excel in this area and foster their talents."


Hey.  GREAT idea!  ( : P  )


'Cognitive psychologists have long suspected that spatial ability — sometimes referred to as the “orphan ability” for its tendency to go undetected — is key to success in technical fields Earlier studies have shown that students with a high spatial aptitude are not only overrepresented in those fields, but may receive little guidance in high school and underachieve as a result..'  


Orphan?  First time I've heard this one.  Interesting spin- true, though.  

Education (and life) is pretty stacked against these little orphans for a long, long time.  

 

'“It’s not like math or English, it’s not part of an academic curriculum,” he said. “It’s more of a basic competence. For that reason it just wasn’t on people’s minds when developing these tests.”'


It wasn't on "their"  minds because it isn't 'their" strength!  ; P

 

 

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Wonderful Graphic Featuring 10 Simple Ways to Create your PLN

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Wonderful Graphic Featuring 10 Simple Ways to Create your PLN | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
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This Kid Thinks We Could Save So Many Lives If Only It Was OK To Say 4 Words

This Kid Thinks We Could Save So Many Lives If Only It Was OK To Say 4 Words | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Goose bumps. That's all I have to say.
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The most significant thing he has said ( to me):  

 

"If there is one thing that I've come to realize ; one thing that I see as the biggest problem:  it's not in building a world where we eliminate the ignorance of others.  It's in building a world where we teach the ACCEPTANCE OF OURSELVES."  

 

 

amen to that.  Running from our own truths is probably the greatest problem........ 

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The new science on chronically harsh and conflict-ridden households.

The new science on chronically harsh and conflict-ridden households. | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
You work and work to provide for your kids, and that puts you under a lot of stress. Job insecurity, maybe some mortgage problems, and other common afflictions of the times only increase the pressure.

Via Jocelyn Stoller
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Wonderful article discussing "chrnoically harsh and conflict-ridden households" where "raging parents and whiny children are  egging each other on in an ascending spiral of stress."


Households where both parents work (and time is a premium) can also be harsh places for children to live if the stress is high and coping skills low.  

 

My favorit tip:  low stress planned family time (meals, game nights, walks); 

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