2017 Fall Conference Preview

Make it Meaningful

Join us on September 20-22, 2017 in Muncie, IN at the Horizon Center

September 20

Dr. Jack Naglieri-“A Five Dimensional Model of Executive Function: Cognition, Behavior, Social-Emotional, Academics, & Impairment”
The session will include a discussion of the theory, assessment, and research relevance of tools that can be used to form a comprehensive assessment of EF across these dimensions and a way to measure the amount of impairment an EF weakness creates. Intervention methods will be discussed throughout the presentation. Benefits include a broad view of EF that can be used to guide assessment and instruction that improves academic and life skills.

Awards Lunch-Come meet the School Psychologist of the Year; thank Senator Melton (invited) for all of his hard work on behalf of education and school psychologists; and the newest Lifetime Member of IASP!

September 21

Keynote by Dr. John Kelly, NASP President-“Power of One: Creating Connections”
This inspirational presentation will focus on the crucial connections that school psychologists often make with students, which result in transformative experiences in students' lives.

Session by Dr. John Kelly, NASP President-“The Provision of School-based Mental Health Services within a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Framework”
School psychologists are uniquely positioned in schools to facilitate the development, delivery, and monitoring of prompt, effective, and culturally responsive mental and behavioral health services of prevention and intervention. This presentation will introduce the participants to a Multi-tiered System of Support framework for providing mental health services in schools. Specific intervention strategies and the role of the school psychologist in implementing these strategies will be discussed.

Session by Kristy Wright, IN DOE
Presentation about the new eligibility criteria for students with the Developmental Disability.

Join us for an evening of fun at the “President’s Social”!
New this year attendees will gather at a local Muncie bar for drinks, food, and fun! 

September 22

  • Annual Business Meeting
  • Region Meetings
  • Jason Clagg and Mark Scudder will provide a wide-ranging update on special education law with a focus on recent developments and practical advice to remain compliant and stay out of legal trouble.
  • Sessions regarding Suicide Risk Assessment and Anxiety

Kelly Dora of Warrick County will be presenting an in-depth presentation on Functional Behavior Assessments followed in the afternoon by an in-depth presentation on how to turn the information collected during the FBA can translate into a Behavior Intervention Plan.

Graham Brinklow of Indiana Youth Group will be presenting a combined presentation of LGBTQ+ Competency for School Employees AND information about the mental health aspects faced by our transgender youth.

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