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Research

From time to time LSPA is asked to pass along surveys to its members. We have created this space to provide an opportunity for our members to participate.

Your time and perspective is very appreciated!

Submission Requests
Email the webmaster with information presented in a similar format to the posted research requests including when the data will no linger be collected or when the posting should be pulled.  LSPA supports research in the field of school psychology and in an effort to contribute and facilitate growth in our field, we post appropriate research and a monthly email directing members to these opportunities at no cost to the researcher.


Research Projects Looking for Participants

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS' EXPERIENCES USING ADOS-2 WITH CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE STUDENTS.

(Collecting data 5/13/2020-6/15/2020)

Dear Colleague:

You are invited to participate in a survey about school psychologists’ experiences using the ADOS-2 with culturally and linguistically diverse students. We believe that the results of this study will provide valuable information to school psychologists and graduate educators with modifications or adaptations with the ADOS-2 for diverse students as well as learn more about the professional development and training needs surrounding culturally responsive school-based autism assessments for practitioners. Participants must be currently employed as a school psychologist in a public school district in the United States.

This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board (Protocol #10834) at Utah State University. Participation is voluntary and is anticipated to take 20-30 minutes to complete. Participation can lead to a drawing of 1 of 2 $50 gift cards. All responses will be kept strictly confidential. There is no foreseeable risk to participants and you may opt out at any time.

If you are interested in participating in the current study, please select the following link: https://redcap.cehs.usu.edu/surveys/?s=9P8P4FKK8N

If you have any general questions about the survey, please contact the principal investigator, Maryellen McClain Verdoes, PhD at 435-797-6373 or maryellen.mcclainverdoes@usu.edu.

Please feel free to forward the survey to your friends and colleagues. We appreciate your help!


Sincerely,

Tyus Roanhorse, BA

Maryellen McClain Verdoes, PhD

Bryn Harris, PhD

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS' USE OF EXPOSURE-BASED INTERVENTIONS

(Collecting data 5/9/2020-6/15/2020)


You are invited to participate in a survey about school psychologists’ beliefs and experiences with using exposure-based interventions. We believe that the results of this study will provide valuable information about the most effective ways to help youth struggling with anxiety. The information you provide can help school psychologists and graduate program educators better understand the obstacles encountered when providing mental health interventions to vulnerable youth in schools. Participants must be currently employed as a school psychologist in a public or private school district in the United States. 

This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at Rutgers University (Study ID: Pro2020000779). Participation is voluntary and the survey is estimated to take approximately 10 minutes to complete. All responses will be kept strictly confidential. There is no foreseeable risk to participants, and you may opt out at any time.

As a gesture of appreciation for your time to complete this survey, you may enter your email address to be entered into a drawing for one of two $100 electronic Amazon gift cards.

If you are interested in participating in the current study, please select the following link: https://rutgers.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cOPYer5qENq8ptX

Your responses will be submitted to a confidential, encrypted online database, and your email address will not in any way be associated with your responses or any of the findings. All information received will be incorporated into group data. If possible, please submit your responses within 7 days of receiving this email.

If you have any general questions about the survey, please contact the Principal Investigator, Sheva Weiss, at 908-374-9195 or at sc1716@gsapp.rutgers.edu

We believe that your participation in this study about treatment of anxiety is especially meaningful amidst the current climate of global anxiety. Please feel free to forward the survey to your friends and colleagues. We appreciate your help!

Sincerely,

Sheva Weiss, PsyD Candidate

Elisa Shernoff, PhD, NCSP

Jeffrey Shahidullah, PhD, NCSP

Adam J. Lekwa, PhD, NCSP


CRISIS PREPARATION & INTERVENTION

(Collecting data 5/6/2020-6/30/2020)

You are invited to participate in this research study because you are a current member of the Louisiana School Psychologists Association. Participation in the study involves the completion of a brief (15-20 minute) survey.  In an effort to protect your privacy, you will not be asked to provide any identifying (e.g., name, birthdate, e-mail address, etc.). All of your responses will be kept confidential. The CU Denver IRB has reviewed and approved this survey. 

Participation in this study is entirely voluntary: you do not have to participate if you do not want to.

If you have questions about this study, please contact Caitlin Villa at Caitlin.villa@ucdenver.edu or 303-435-1113. If you have questions about your rights as a participant in this study, you can call COMIRB (the responsible Institutional Review Board) at (303) 724-1055.

Please click the link to access the survey, or enter the link provided below into your browser to complete the study:

https://ucdenver.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5aq5fKeOF84CZDL

Thank you very much for your time and cooperation.

Caitlin Villa
PsyD Candidate
University of Colorado Denver


EXAMINER ERROR IN PRACTICE

(Collecting data 4/23/2020-5/31/2021)

My name is Faith Dearman and I am a second-year graduate student at Appalachian State University. I am a member of Dr. Jim Deni’s research team at Appalachian State University and we are conducting a study in collaboration with Dr. Stephanie Corcoran, an associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. 

Recent literature (Cormier et al., 2018; McDermott et al., 2013; Loe et al., 2007) states that practicing school psychologists make at least one error every time they give a cognitive assessment. The current study will collect data from a nation-wide sample of practitioners in order ascertain current practicing school psychologists’ perceptions of their own error rates when administering cognitive assessments. The purpose of the study is to write a best practices manuscript aimed at providing solutions, strategies, and tips to lessen examiner errors in the field. 

 If you agree to be part of the research study, you will be asked to complete a survey, which is estimated to take approximately fifteen minutes.

This research study is anonymous. No one, including the researcher, will be able to associate your responses with your identity. Your participation is voluntary.You may choose not to participate, to stop responding at any time, or to skip questions that you do not want to answer. You must be at least 18 years of age to participate in this study. Your participation serves as your voluntary agreement to participate in this research project and your certification that you are 18 years or older.

Questions regarding the purpose or procedures of the research should be directed to Jim Deni at denijr@appstate.edu. This study has been exempted from Institutional Review Board (IRB) review in accordance with Federal regulations. The IRB, a university committee established by Federal law, is responsible for protecting the rights and welfare of research participants. If you have concerns or questions about your rights as a research participant, you may contact the IRB Administrator at 229-259-5045 or irb@valdosta.edu.

The survey link is below:

https://appstate.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1Nb5S7jjx77zV2Z

Thank you,


Faith Dearman, Project Coordinator, Appalachian State University

Dr. Jim Deni, Primary Investigator, Appalachian State University

Dr. Stephanie Corcoran, Co-Investigator, University of Alabama at Birmingham


AN INVESTIGATION OF IDEA CLASSIFICATION DECISIONS

Collecting Data: (3/12/2020 - 05/30/2020)

You are invited to participate in a survey about the IDEA identification decisions school psychologists make and their contributing factors. We believe that the results of this study will provide valuable information to school-based practitioners, researchers, trainers, and policymakers in better understanding the decision-making patterns and contributing factors to IDEA disability category identification. Participants must be currently practicing as a school psychologist in a school setting in the United States.

This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board (Protocol #10833) at Utah State University. Participation is voluntary and is anticipated to take 20-30 minutes or less to complete. All responses will be kept strictly confidential. There is no foreseeable risk to participants and you may opt out at any time. Participants who complete the survey will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a $100 gift card to Amazon.com

Survey Link: https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eSc882cxDWcvM5D

If you have any general questions about the survey, please contact the principal investigator, Maryellen McClain Verdoes, PhD at 435-797-6373 or maryellen.mcclainverdoes@usu.edu

Sincerely,


Megan Golson, BS
Cassity Haverkamp, MEd

Maryellen McClain Verdoes, PhD, LP

Bryn Harris, PhD, NCSP, LP

Kandice Benallie, MS

Jennifer Ha


SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST PERCEPTIONS, SCHOOL  PERCEPTIONS, SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT, AND AFFECTIVE WELL-BEING

(Collecting Data 3/1/2020-8/1/2020)

You are invited to participate in a study about your work experience as a school psychologist. This study is designed to gather information on affective states and associated variables. The overarching goal of this study is to examine the nature of the relationship between factors within the school environment, school psychologist perceptions and affective well-being. You may participate in the study if you are 18 years of age or older and a certified school psychologist currently employed working with students in grades K-12. Participation should take no more than 10-15 minutes of your time. The study was approved by the Iona Institutional Review Board. Your participation is entirely voluntary, and there are no foreseeable risks to your participation. To protect your confidentiality, no names will be collected. Upon completing the surveys, you will be provided with an opportunity to enter your email address into a raffle to win a $15 gift card to Amazon. Your email address will not be linked to your responses. I appreciate your time and effort.

SURVEY LINK

Sincerely,


Oksana Huk, Psy.D, NCSP                                                       

Assistant Professor, Psychology Department

Iona College

Louisiana School Psychological Association
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