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Plan to attend the TASP Spring Institute on April 12, 2014 at Paris Landing State Park!
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TASP would like to thank all of the students who participated in this year's Fall Conference Poster Session. We had a record-breaking 11 entries this year, and we were thrilled to showcase the incredible research our students are conducting around the state. There were 8 submissions from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 2 submissions from the University of Memphis, and 1 submission from Austin Peay State University. The Tennessee School Psychologist, TASP's very own electronic quarterly newsletter, sponsored this year's event for the first time.
Applications are invited for a distinguished professor to assume the Murfree Chair of Excellence in Dyslexic Studies. This is a 10-month, tenure-track position (with tenure upon appointment possible). A strong record of research and teaching in areas related to dyslexia and other literacy-related problems is required. Responsibilities will include research and publication in the study and treatment of dyslexia, graduate-level teaching, and securing funding to further the work of the Tennessee Center for the Study and Treatment of Dyslexia.
The Tennessee Association for School Psychologists (TASP) announces a call for Poster Proposals for the 2013 TASP Fall Conference, to be held on November 21-23, 2013 at Montgomery Bell State Park in Burns, Tennessee. The poster presentations will be held on the second day of the conference, Friday, November 22, 2013. Proposals for posters will be reviewed and considered for inclusion in the program if they are received by October 15, 2013.
Attached is information shared at an RTI Task Force meeting in Nashville last week. It appears that the State Board of Education will hold a FINAL READING on this matter on February 1! The amendment recommends the "elimination of the discrepancy method and adoption of a method based on responsiveness to intervention as the primary criterion for determining whether a child has a specific learning disability in Tennessee." No matter your opinion, TASP encourages all school psychologists to respond and take part in the policy process.
Looking for a way to become more involved with School Psychology and TASP? Why not volunteer to be on the TASP Board? There are several open positions that you would be perfect for!!! You can volunteer as much or as little time as you have available. TASP is always excited to have new volunteers and fresh ideas.
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Visit http://www.nasponline.org/standards/practice-model/ to learn more about NASP’s official policy regarding the delivery of school psychological services.