Learn how K12 schools can best utilize school psychologists as levers for equity and access for students with disabilities and as agents for prevention and early intervention for learning and mental health challenges.
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Connection is so important as a buffer for stress. That’s why I’m going on “tour” with my “Connection is Protection” mantra for parenting in a pandemic! Check out my 5-minute clip on CBS58 in Milwaukee where I share 3 tips for parents to help reduce their stress (their own stress and their children’s stress!).
On #blackouttuesday, I went silent on social media and posted a black square on all my channels. I wanted to amplify Black voices and show solidarity. I listened. I learned. And I reflected on my role in anti-racism as a mom, a school psychologist, and an online voice for school psychologists. A few days later, my town had a Black Lives Matter protest and I was inspired by the turnout and strong voices for change.
We’ve all been there. As school psychologists, we know all too well the feeling right before we have to tell a child that she has a learning disability. I recently had an interesting experience with a student that made me pause and reflect on the best way to talk to kids and families about what a learning disability is.
I get quite a few emails from prospective school psychologists, asking me what the career is really like. Perhaps they’ve read a review of our illustrious profession on a job site and got scared off – kind of like when you read one bad Yelp review of a place and write it off. Maybe they’ve heard it’s a job that is all testing, or just that it’s really stressful.