South Carolina Association of School Psychologists

Supporting learning and mental health of youth in South Carolina.


Message from the President, Philip Young:

Dyslexia has been on my mind. I have been participating on the Learning Disorders Task Force which was created last year as a result of South Carolina’s “Dyslexia” legislation A213, R251, H4434. We have been discussing universal screening for reading problems in kindergarten and first grade. The members of the Task Force need more information about the universal screening tools already being used in school districts. Before you read any more, please take 2 minutes to complete this Universal Screening Questionnaire to give us more information about the tools currently being used in kindergarten and first grade in your district.

The Learning Disorder Task Force meetings are open to the public and I invite any school psychologists who wish to provide public comment to do so. Our next meeting is on April 23rd, 2019 from 10:00-1:00 in the Office of Special Education Services (OSES) Conference Room located at 1942 Laurel Street in Columbia. You can find more information on how to provide public comment and meeting minutes by visiting ed.sc.gov.


If you are a SCASP member head over to our archive of the newsletters in the members section to read the rest of this article and all that is included in the latest edition of School Psych Scene.

Registration will open on February 19th through March 11 for the Read to Succeed Course through Virtual SC. Please see our Reed to Succeed page for more information.

2019 By-Laws Review and Update


It is again time for SCASP to review, and if needed update/revise, the By-Laws for the organization. SCASP members will vote on any proposed changes in time for the Spring Conference. Proposed changes to the Constitution and By-Laws can be found on the Governance page. A hard copy will be available at the Spring Conference.

Proposed changes include:

• The Constitution and By-Laws are combined into one document, the By-Laws.

• In the Membership section, transition member is replaced with Early Career Member.

• In Officers of the Board section, under regional delegates, a statement was added that the board will appoint someone from the region if no one has been elected from the region.

• Under Board Duties, the number for a quorum has been defined.

• Also Under Board Duties, different committees have been combined and duties defined.

• Under meetings and elections, specifics have been added for when a quorum has not been established for a board meeting.

• Other changes include word changes in the document.

Voting is now open for those members who will not be able to attend the Spring Conference in Myrtle Beach. Voting can be done via email, fax, or mail. Voting will also be available at the Conference March 21-22, 2019.

Ballots can be faxed, mailed, or emailed to the SCASP Office.

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