Education

Conners 4 is a favorite among school psychologists

In the summer of 2022, Conners 4th Edition (Conners 4TM), the highly anticipated revision of Conners 3rd Edition (Conners 3®), the world's leading ADHD assessment, was released. Our research and development teams incorporated the most current research and user experience data into the Conners 4 in collaboration with numerous experts....

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Why School Psychologists need to assess for trauma during evaluation

Educators and mental health professionals have grown increasingly concerned about the exposure to and experience of trauma among children and adolescents. In a school setting, childhood adversity and trauma are associated with lower achievement, truancy and dropout, behavioral problems, mental illness, neurobiological changes, and difficulty managing emotions and social relationships...

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Were the Conners 4 Norms Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated public health response have led to the enforcement of restrictions such as physical distancing, in-person school closures, shifts to online learning, and reductions in community and school-based services and extracurricular activities. While these measures helped control the spread of COVID-19, they were unprecedented and...

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The unique psychological needs of gifted and talented students

The National Association of Gifted and Talented Students (NAGC), states that students with gifts and talents perform—or have the capability to perform—at higher levels compared to others of the same age, experience, and environment in one or more domains. However, gifted and talented students may also face unique challenges with...

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The link between sleep problems and ADHD

For students, the consequences of sleep deprivation and daytime sleepiness are especially problematic. In one study, it was reported that daytime sleepiness, sleep deprivation, and irregular sleep schedules can result in lower grade point averages, increased risk of academic failure, compromised learning, and impaired mood (Hershner & Chervin, 2014). In...

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The sofa is mocking me and other tests of resilience

“Summer,” for me, the word brings with it visions of long lazy days, sunshine, and splashing at the pool. Almost as soon as it starts, I also feel the existential dread that it will end too soon. This feeling is one many of my fellow educators share. Summer never seems...

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How can you combat the challenges of equitable identification with English Language Learners?

The formal identification of high ability students with limited English language proficiency has been an ongoing challenge with respect to the goals of equity. The Naglieri General Ability Tests (Naglieri, Brulles, & Landsdowne, 2021) have been developed to combat these challenges in testing and provide a more equitable solution. The...

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Providing equal and appropriate mental health care to marginalized groups

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month is observed each July, bringing awareness to the unique struggles that racial and ethnic minority communities face regarding mental illness in the United States. The COVID-19 pandemic negatively affected many people's mental health and created new barriers for people who experience mental illness and...

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Equitable assessment of gifted students using the Naglieri General Ability Tests

Jack A. Naglieri, Ph.D. is an Emeritus Professor of Psychology at George Mason University and Senior Research Scientist at the Devereux Center for Resilient Children. Dr. Naglieri has focused his efforts on theoretical and practical issues concerning equitable assessment of intelligence, diagnosis of learning disabilities, academic interventions, and social emotional...

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