South Carolina Association of School Psychologists

Supporting learning and mental health of youth in South Carolina.



Upcoming events

    • 05 Oct 2018
    • 10 Oct 2019
    • All over SC!

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    • 02 Oct 2019
    • 7:30 AM
    • 04 Oct 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Columbia Conference Center

    Note: This is a tentative schedule.  More details will follow as arrangements are finalized. Winthrop forms will be available soon



    SCASP is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer continuing education for school psychologists.  SCASP maintains responsibility for the program. 

    October 2-4, 2019

    Embassy Suites

    Greystone Blvd. Columbia

    Register early and save!

    Hotel: Embassy Suites

    Rate $139 per night 

    Make reservations by September 10th.


    Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - Two options - Pick One

              7:30 AM – 8:30 AM         Snacks/Coffee and Registration

             8:30 AM – 4:30 PM          Full-day Workshop - Pick One

    Option 1: Feifer Assessment of Mathematics  Dr. Steven Feifer (NASP Domain 1)

    An Introduction to the Feifer Assessment of Mathematics

    Option 2: PREPaRE Module One - Dr. Melissa Reeves 

    Crisis Prevention and Preparedness: Comprehensive School Safety Planning

    This 1-day workshop provides school-based mental health professionals, administrators, security professionals, and other educators the knowledge and resources to help them establish and sustain comprehensive school safety and crisis prevention and preparedness efforts. With updated research and strategies, this workshop makes a clear connection between ongoing school safety and crisis preparedness. It also will emphasize the unique needs and functions of school teams and the steps involved in developing these teams, including a model that integrates school personnel and community provider roles. The workshop also explores how to prepare for school crises by developing, exercising, and evaluating safety and crisis plans. Note: There is an additional $45 fee for this workshop to cover materials. Be sure to check the additional box on the registration form. No Winthrop credit will be offered for this session. (NASP Domain 6)

    Thursday, October 3, 2019

             7:30 AM – 8:30 AM         Snacks/Coffee and Registration

             8:30 AM – 4:30 PM          Full-day Workshop

    Current Legal Issues for School Psychologists - Perry A. Zirkel, University Professor Emeritus of Education and Law, Lehigh University

    This session will provide three segments focused on legal currency for school psychologists.  The first segment will address the overlapping issues of child find and eligibility under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), with primary attention to and legal analysis of MTSS/RTI.  The second segment will provide a comprehensive but compact overview of the case law concerning the overlapping issue between child find and eligibility--evaluation under the IDEA.  The third segment consists of a national update of published court decisions under the IDEA and Section 504/ADA, with due emphasis on cases in South Carolina and the Fourth Circuit. (NASP Domain 10)

    Learning objectives::

    - to identify the legal scope of MTSS and RTI in South Carolina

    - to differentiate the successive legal concepts and the essential elements of child find, evaluation, and eligibility

    - to identify the major recent trends of case law concerning the core obligation of the IDEA--free appropriate public education (FAPE)


    Friday, October 4, 2019

              7:30 AM – 8:30 AM         Snacks/Coffee and Registration

              8:30 AM – 9:00 AM         General Business Meeting

              9:15 AM – 10:00 AM        Keynote Address

    The role of the School Psychologist within an MTSS Framework - Lynn Makor, Consultant for School Psychology, NC Department of Public Instruction/Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities

            10:15 AM – 11:30 AM        Mini sessions

    1. SC Framework/Model for Threat Assessment: How one district is implementing the model. - Fort Mill School District

    2, The Impact of Implicit Biases on Children of Color - Dr. Tia Fletcher, SC Department of Juvenile Justice

    3. SEL at Every Tier-Data Driven: Support for Every Child - Lisa-Anne Williams, Aperture Education

              11:30 AM – 1:00 PM         Lunch on your own

              1:00 PM – 2:15 PM         Mini sessions continued 

    1. SC Framework/Model for Threat Assessment: How one district is implementing the model. - Fort Mill School District

    2, One School's Tiered Model for Literacy Intervention - Michele Thiret, RtI Specialist/Literacy Coach Ballentine Elementary and Lynn Collins, School Psychologist

    3. Screens and Smart Boards: The Impact of Tech on Toddlers and Elementary Students - Angie Neal, M.S, CCC-SLP, Greenville County

    2:30 PM – 3:50 PM         Mini sessions continued 

    1. Q&A session for graduate students and newer practitioners

    2. Fads and Trends in Drugs and Alcohol - Dr. Pam Imm, Community Psychologist

    3. SC’s Dyslexia Legislation and MTSS: The need for a collaborative approach - Angie Neal, M.S, CCC-SLP, Greenville County


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