MASP has been contacted by the following individuals or groups with requests for your participation in various IRB-approved research projects. We encourage your participation in this important work!
A request from Jennie Morton, graduate student at Western Carolina University:
Project Title: SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH AUTISM THROUGH PARTICPATION IN SCHOOL BASED TEAMS
Brief Description of Project:
School-based services are vital for the success and well-being of students with autism. Effective teams can provide benefits to the professionals on the team and to the students that the team is serving. Although teams are beneficial, there is limited research on how school psychologists working with students with autism benefit from team-based services. Therefore, this thesis will study whether school psychologists with training, or experience with working on effective teams that include members of different disciplines, have more self-efficacy compared to school-based practitioners without this experience when assessing or providing services to students with autism and especially those students in underserved populations.
Link to survey: https://wcu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bpjpcXNZYO2lT1Q
A request from Drs. Dave Shriberg, Celeste Malone, and Lisa Kelly-Vance:
Are you a practitioner who is interested in providing your opinions related to bringing social justice principles into school psychology practice? While NASP has identified social justice as one of its five strategic goals, there is a lack of research on what social justice does or might look like in practice, from the perspective of current US practitioners. A research team from Howard University, Indiana University, and the University of Nebraska-Omaha have collaborated to create the Social Justice and School Psychology Practice Survey based on the NASP Practice Model in order to address this gap. Survey participants will be asked to rate 38 practices both in terms of the extent to which they feel each item is part of the role of the school psychologist and then in terms of how frequently they engage in these same 38 actions as practitioners. There is also a question about whether you would be willing to be interviewed in order to learn more about your perspectives on school psychology and social justice. If you indicate that you are willing to be interviewed, you would be contacted by a research team member.
Inclusion Criteria: NASP member who is currently practicing in schools as a school psychologist at least part-time
Time commitment: 15-20 minutes
Compensation: No compensation will be given for completing the survey
If you are eligible and willing to complete the survey, please follow this link.
If you have any questions about this study, please contact study co-leads Celeste Malone (Celeste.Malone@howard.edu), Dave Shriberg (email@example.com) and/or Lisa Kelly-Vance (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A request from Brandon Wood, Ph.D., NCSP:
Dear School Psychology Colleague,
You are being invited to participate in a research study about school psychologists’ involvement in systems-level consultation. You were selected for this study because of your membership in the Maine Association of School Psychologists (MASP). The association agreed to forward this research opportunity to you, and we are appreciative of their partnership.
The study seeks to better understand school psychologists’ perceptions of their preparedness for systems-level consultation, the barriers and facilitators associated with providing such services, and their level and type of engagement in systems-level consultation.
The study is voluntary. If you agree to participate in the study, you will be asked to complete an online survey that will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. The survey is anonymous. You will not be asked to provide your name nor will your IP address be collected. Additional information about the study’s risks and benefits is provided at the beginning of the survey.
The study is being conducted by Dr. Brandon Wood, NCSP, at the University of Toledo and Dr. Leah Nellis, NCSP at Indiana University Kokomo. If you have questions about the study, please contact them at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your time and consideration!