Research Requests

In support of transferring research into best practices, ASPP is offering a service to both researchers and practitioners. 
For researchers, we invite you to post the information about your project and how school psychologists in PA may be able to assist in your study. In order for us to do this we need to gather information from you. Please submit a description of your study, your IRB approval, and any other supporting documents. We will post your information on the this page as well as our Facebook Page along with any appropriate links. After each quarterly review of applicants, we email our members if your study is approved.

Please review the Research Opportunities policies and procedures before requesting a posting.
To request a posting on the research opportunities page, contact the website committee through the Contact Us page.
For our members, please make sure to check out the current research opportunities and help support the advancement of our field!

Preparing Teachers to Work with Trauma-Affected Students Through Co-Regulation Training

If you are looking for trauma-informed material to incorporate into your upcoming trainings or coursework for current or future teachers, this research study by doctoral student Megan Runion can help. Brief modules are provided to enhance your current training materials in a series on “Scaffolding Regulation Skills,” through which current or future teachers are taught why students who are affected by trauma might struggle with self-regulation and what they can do in their classroom to help. A facilitator guide is provided to walk you through use of the modules in your training. All materials are provided online at no cost. To learn more, visit the study website ( or email Megan at

LGBTQ School Psychologists’ Experiences in Work Field
LGBTQ and other gender nonconforming identified School Psychology program graduates, whether they are currently practicing in the field of school psychology or not, are invited to participate in a Queens College research study on School Psychologists’ Experiences with Gender and Sexual Diversity in the work field. This study is led by Dr. Cliff Yung-Chi Chen, Assistant Professor of School Psychology, Educational and Community Programs, Queens College of the City University of New York.

The link to the study is:

Please email us at if you have any questions about this study.

Cliff Yung-Chi Chen, Ph.D.

An Evaluation of School Psychologists’ Confidence in Specific Learning Disability Identification

I am writing you to ask for your participation in my dissertation research. If you are a practicing school psychologist, you are eligible to participate in the study! It will only take approximately 20 minutes of your time. If you are interested in helping us better understand the identification of specific learning disability (SLD), please take a moment to read the description below. If you decide to participate, please click on the link to obtain and sign the consent form. Once you agree to the terms and conditions presented on the consent form, you will be directed to the survey.
My study examines how school psychologists identify SLD. You will be asked to read several vignettes containing information of students referred for evaluations due to significant learning and academic difficulties. You will be asked to rate your level of confidence in identifying the students as SLD following each vignette. Participation in this study is important to gain an understanding of how psychologists identify SLD in the schools.
Feel free to contact me at or (201)253-6548 if you have any additional questions.
Please click here to take the survey!
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Karolina Nicewicz, Ed.M.
St. John’s University
Doctoral Candidate
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