Maryland School 
 Psychologists' Association
 

Support Graduate Student Research Programs

Participate and Pay it Forward!

Fellow MSPA Members, please support our future school psychologists by participating in their research efforts!

MSPA supports graduate student efforts to conduct research related to the profession of school psychology.  To submit a request to post your research study on our website, please complete this pdf-fillable application and return it to:  info@mspaonline.org.

The person submitting the request must be a current graduate student in a school psychology program.  The link to the graduate research survey is posted as a free MSPA service to all visitors.  

Understanding the Interplay Between Culture 
             and Intelligence Testing for 
              African American Students

The purpose of this study is to understand school psychologists' views regarding the usefulness of cognitive tests with children from diverse backgrounds.  Furthermore, this study will examine how current school psychologists incorporate culturally fair assessment and account for cultural influences in their everyday practice.  Participation is anticipated to take approximately 15 minutes.

This study is being conducted by Dr. Candice Aston, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Towson University.  Questions can be sent to the research team at: caston@towson.edu .

To access this survey, click HERE

 

School Psychologists in the Problem-Solving Process

The purpose of this study is to investigate the role of school psychologists within the problem solving process as well as look at school psychologists use psycho-educational assessments in order to inform interventions for students. Participation is anticipated to take 10-20 minutes to complete.

This study is being conducted by Rachel Larkin, graduate student at James Madison University, under the supervision of Dr. Debi Kipps Vuahan.  Questions can be sent to the research team at: larkinrk@dukes.jmu.edu or kippsvdx@jmu.edu .

To access this survey, click HERE!

Assessment of Co-Occurring Hearing Loss
              and Other Disabilities

The purpose of this study is to examine speech language pathologists' and school psychologists' experiences and confidence in assessing children with co-occurring hearing loss and other disabilities.  Participants must be currently employed as a school psychologist or speech language pathologist in a public or private school district in the United States.  Participation is anticipated to take 15-20 minutes to complete.  Participants who complete this survey will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a $100 gift card to Amazon.com.

This study is being conducted by Sarah Yoho Leopold, PhD, assistant professor at Utah State University, and Maryellen McClain Verdoes, associate professor at Utah State University.  Questions can be sent to the research team at: sarah.leopold@usu.edu .

To access this survey, click HERE.

Vision: All students will thrive in school, at home, and throughout their lives.
 

Mission: MSPA promotes and advocates for best practices in school psychology to improve learning, behavior, and mental health for all students, families, and schools.

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