What Is The Archival Definition Of School Psychology?

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The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, and the APA Archival definition of school psychology describe school psychologist as providing services that all enhance student learning and ensure the safety of students. The Archival Definition of school psychologist stated that school psychologist must have a doctorate; however, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction states that school psychologists can have a specialist-level degree. The Archival Definition proclaims that school psychologists provide services to infants; however, the NC description does not clarify the age that school psychologists begin working with children. The NASP also does not clarify an age,…show more content…
In the middle school where I previously worked, the school psychologist was not involved in the administration or data collection of academic interventions. Approximately 40 percent of sixth graders passed the state exam in 5th grade; therefore, about 100 out of 300 sixth graders were either in a math or reading academic intervention. Due to lack of funding for a generous amount of school psychologist in the district, the school psychologist only saw some children with Individualized Education Plans once per year. After working in this particular school, I began to notice…show more content…
The Archival Definition of school psychologist stated that school psychologist must have a doctorate; however, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction states that school psychologists can have a specialist-level degree. The Archival Definition proclaims that school psychologists provide services to infants; however, the NC description does not clarify the age that school psychologists begin working with children. The NASP also does not clarify an age, but it does mention a variety of education settings that school psychologist may chose to work outside of the traditional school setting such as private practice or private schools. Each of the three previously mentioned definitions describes training that can be provided by school psychologist to teachers to improve classroom instruction and
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