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
    • Embassy Suites Greystone Columbia

    Note: This is a tentative schedule.  More details will follow as arrangements are finalized. 

    Winthrop registration forms: SCASP REGIST DIRECTIONS -WU CREDIT.docx

    Exhibitor request form: exhibitor form.doc



    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 11th.

    Use this link for reservations (may have to copy and paste into browser):


    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 Steven G. Feifer, D.Ed., ABSNP (NASP Domain 1)

    The Neuropsychology of Mathematics: An Introduction to the FAM

    This workshop will explore how young children learn and acquire basic mathematical skills from a brain-based educational perspective.  The role of language, working memory, visual-spatial reasoning, and executive functioning will be featured as primary cognitive constructs involved in the acquisition of basic number skills.   There will be a discussion on three primary ways in which numbers are formatted in the brain, as well as critical neurodevelopmental pathways that contribute to skills such as automatic fact retrieval, quantitative reasoning, and the development of number sense. Specific case studies featuring the Feifer Assessment of Mathematics (FAM) will be featured, along with scores of interventions. The expected learner outcomes will be to better understand three prominent subtypes of math disabilities in children, learn critical assessment techniques to tease out each subtype, explore the role of anxiety and math, and to introduce more efficient ways to diagnose and remediate math disorders in children.  The following objectives will be covered:

    - Discuss international trends in mathematics, and reasons why the United     States lags behind many industrialized nations in both  math and science.

    -Explore the role of various neurocognitive processes including language,    working memory, visual-spatial functioning, and executive functioning, with     respect to math problem solving ability and quantitative reasoning.  

    - Introduce a brain-based educational model of math by identifying three basic    subtypes of math disabilities in children, and to develop targeted  intervention strategies for each subtype.     

    - Explore the role of anxiety and mathematics, and specific ways in which anxiety     can impact learning, decision making, and test-taking behavior.

    - Introduce the Feifer Assessment of Math (FAM) battery as a more viable means     to both assess and remediate math disabilities in children.  

    Option 2: PREPaRE Module One - Dr. Melissa Reeves 

    Crisis Prevention and Preparedness: Comprehensive School Safety Planning

    Be among the first to take the newly developed PREPaRE 3rd Edition workshops. Completely revised and updated, the third edition curriculum provides current research and strategies for integrated safety and crisis prevention, planning, response, and recovery efforts. 

    PREPaRE Workshop 1 (3rd Edition): Comprehensive School Safety Planning: Prevention, Mitigation, Protection, and Response 

    Participants will learn how to establish and sustain comprehensive school safety efforts that attend to both physical and psychological safety. The workshop addresses critical components needed to develop, exercise, and evaluate safety and crisis teams and plans and conduct building vulnerability assessments. The model also integrates school personnel and community provider roles in providing school-based crisis preparedness and response activities. Additional topics addressed also include media/social media, communication, reunification, students with special needs, culture, and memorials. After this workshop, participants will be better prepared to improve their school’s climate, student resilience, and crisis response capabilities of school personnel. With updated research and strategies, this workshop makes a clear connection between ongoing crisis prevention, mitigation, protection, and response.
    CPD: 7 hours

    Note:  Prior to workshop attendance, registrants are required to complete an online pretest and watch a 15 minute pre-workshop video that will introduce key concepts. Instructions will be emailed to participants approximately one week before the workshop. 

    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

    *** Please note: Schedule of mini-sessions may change

    1. SC Framework/Model for Threat Assessment: How one district is implementing the model. - Karen Monahan, Ph. D. NCSP, Coordinator of Psychological Services, Fort Mill School District.This session will provide an overview of the model, then discuss how it is being utilized within the district. The end of the session will include a demonstration of the state’s new web-based portal for completing and storing the protocol documents.

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

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

              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. Karen Monahan, Ph. D. NCSP, Coordinator of Psychological Services, - Fort Mill School District (repeat session)

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

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

    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. SEL at Every Tier-Data Driven: Support for Every Child - Lisa-Anne Williams, Aperture Education (repeat of last session)


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