Project Title: The Impact of a Psychiatric Diagnosis on School Psychologists' Emotional Disturbance Assessment and Eligibility Recommendation Practices
Dear Pennsylvania School Psychologist,
Thank you for taking the time to review our study focusing on school psychologists’ eligibility recommendation and decision making practices as they pertain to the special education category, Emotional Disturbance. If you choose to participate, you will read one brief vignette and answer questions about eligibility recommendations. You will then answer demographic survey items. It is anticipated that participating in this research will take approximately 10-15 minutes. There are no known risks to participation. Benefits include improving awareness of school psychologist eligibility recommendation practices.
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Project Title: School Psychologists’ Assessment Practices
Attention School Psychologists! We are conducting an IRB-approved survey study to better understand the range of assessment techniques school psychologists utilize during psychological/psychoeducational evaluations. This study will be completed online, and should you wish to participate, will be asked to respond to a variety of questions related to your use of specific assessment techniques. Additionally, we will recruit demographic information related to your years of practice, training, and professional certification and/or licensure. The study in full will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. All data collected will be anonymous and reported in group format. Your responses will not be individually identifiable and identifying information will not be collected. If you have any questions about the study, please contact Dr. Laura Spenceley at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dr. Benjamin Lovett at email@example.com.
For more information about the study, please visit: https://forms.gle/hzrFnQDXhD27FFkR6
Project Title: Preparedness of PA Educators to Recognize and Respond to Trauma
Co-Investigators: Timothy J. Runge, PhD, BCBA, NCSP (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), Timothy P. Knoster, D.Ed. (Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania), and Danielle Empson, M.S (Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania).
You are invited to complete an anonymous survey of Pennsylvania educators regarding preparedness to recognize and respond to students impacted by trauma or distress, including trauma/distress related to COVID-19. This project is being conducted by researchers at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). Your participation in this voluntarily survey will take less than 10 minutes to complete and will help PDE prepare educators for the challenges that students face as a result of trauma or distress. Your responses will be completely anonymous, meaning the researchers will not know your identity. If you would like to anonymously participate, please click the hyperlink below.
THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD FOR THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS (Log Number 2021-E032).
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