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TASP Fall Conference

November 18 & 19, 2019

Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro, TN

Join us for two days of intensive training specifically designed for practicing Tennessee school psychologists. Sessions will explore various topics including EL evaluations, Section 504 evaluations and eligibilities, best practices in dyslexia evaluations, and recent Tennessee administrative complaints. Attendees are eligible to receive NCSP continuing professional development (CPD) credit including the 3-hour CPD requirement regarding ethical practice and/or the legal regulation of school psychology. Register today!

Agenda: TASP Fall 2019 Conference Agenda.pdf

Keynotes Speakers

Dr. Charles Barrett

Best Practices in Assessing Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students 

  1. Attendees will develop the necessary skills to make data-based decisions in order to more effectively serve diverse students and families.
  2. Attendees will develop the necessary skills to design appropriate batteries to assess diverse students' cognitive abilities and academic skills.
  3. Attendees will develop the necessary skills to influence practice and policy decisions in their local school divisions related to teaching and assessing diverse students

Carl D. Corbin

Fourteen Legal Issues in Special Education

1.    Attendees will learn to access, review, and incorporate legal decisions affecting special education within the public school setting;

2.    Attendees will discuss recent and relevant legal decisions affecting special education within the school setting; and

3.    Attendees will develop strategies to minimize the risk of exposure to litigation associated with a special education program within the public school setting.

Section 504: Best Practices for Local Districts and School Psychologists

1.    Attendees will learn to access, review, and incorporate legal decisions affecting special education within the public school setting;

2.    Attendees will discuss recent and relevant legal decisions affecting special education within the school setting; and

3.    Attendees will develop strategies to minimize the risk of exposure to litigation associated with a special education program within the public school setting.


Keynote Speaker Biographies: 

Charles Barrett

Education:  

PhD in School Psychology from Lehigh University.  His doctoral dissertation, The Cross-Cultural Assessment of ADHD: Influence of Acculturation and Socioeconomic Status on Maternal Ratings of Black and White Boys, is a demonstration of his interest in developing an understanding of the factors that contribute to the misidentification and overrepresentation of culturally diverse students with various disorders and disabilities. Masters in human development. Bachelors of Arts in psychology and English.

Experience: 

Anchored by an unwavering commitment to equity and justice, Charles is frequently invited to present at state and national conferences and has published in a variety of outlets, including peer-reviewed journals and Ebony magazine. In September 2016, Charles received the Virginia Academy of School Psychologists’ Best Practices Award (School Psychologist of the Year) in recognition of his service to the commonwealth’s families and students, particularly his commitment to providing services to disadvantaged students and his research, publications, and presentations on serving and assessing culturally and linguistically diverse students.

A nationally certified school psychologist, Charles is a lead school psychologist and assistant director of Loudoun County Public Schools’ (LCPS) APA-Accredited Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology.  Additionally, he actively supervises interns and chairs the training program’s Committee on Diversity.  To teach and mentor future school psychologists, Charles serves as adjunct faculty in the Graduate School of Education at Howard University. 

Charles’ current leadership positions within the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) include being a member of the Nominations and Elections Committee, Social Justice Committee, Publications Committee, and Bilingual Interest Group; chair of the Multicultural Affairs Committee; and the Virginia Delegate to the NASP Leadership Assembly.

Charles and his family reside in Northern Virginia.

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Carl D. Corbin

Education:  

Carl D. Corbin of School and College Legal Services of California graduated from Gallaudet University with a Psy.S. in school psychology, worked over five years in public school districts as a school psychologist, has a LEP (inactive) and NCSP, and obtained his law degree at University of California, Boalt Hall.


Experience: 

Mr. Corbin assists districts to avoid litigation through preventive education by presenting at workshops and developing training and prevention materials including Legal Updates.  Mr. Corbin has successfully represented districts at the various stages of special education litigation including administrative hearings.  Mr. Corbin has successfully assisted districts in responding to student and employee complaints before DFEH, EEOC, CDE, and OCR.  Mr. Corbin has also successfully represented districts with classified and certificated layoffs and other employee related matters.

Prior to joining SCLS Mr. Corbin served in the United States Army for over three years.  Mr. Corbin has approximately ten years’ experience as a Counselor or School Psychologist.  He is a Licensed Educational Psychologist (Inactive).  He is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist.

Mr. Corbin served on the Office of Administrative Hearings Special Education Advisory Committee for the State of California for the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 school years.  Mr. Corbin was a lecturer at Sonoma State University in either the Department of Educational Leadership or Special Education from Spring 2007 through Spring 2012.  Mr. Corbin is a past President of the California Council of School Attorneys.



Upcoming Regional Communities of Practice


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TASP is excited to host the

2020 MidSouth School Psychology Conference


When: October 19 – 21, 2020

Where: Embassy Suites

Murfreesboro, TN


 

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