School psychologists are tasked with a number of duties throughout their workday. From assisting with setting up and implementing IEPs for students, to helping mentally ill students navigate their school career, to offering services to students who are struggling to come to terms with a tragic life event or other trauma that affected them.
Oftentimes, school psychologists are not offered a budget to obtain tools and resources that will help them to get their job done correctly. We have compiled a few free and low-cost resources that may be a help to those who work in school psychology.
National Association of School Psychologists – The home of a wonderful organization, NASP offers a wide range of resources for school psychologists, including forums for discussion, an online learning center, printable handouts, and much more. Some resources are free, while others are available only to those who are association members.
School Psychology Tools – This app requires a one-time fee and is available on several different platforms, including iPhone and Android devices. It offers case management tools, observation and reporting tools, and content that may be an asset to those in the field of school psychology.
Intervention Hero – Intervention Hero has a number of free, reproducible resources for school psychologists, including RtI plans, transition resources, therapy and mentoring projects, and many other useful items. There is also information about local workshops and educational events for those in the Ohio region.
Tracking Behavior – For those looking for behavior tracking resources, this site offers a number of options that are free and low cost. There are also book reviews for texts that have information on behavior, social stories downloads that may be helpful when working with students, and a collection of helpful links that will lead you to even more great information.
Cool School Game – Cool School is a Flash-driven game that helps to teach children about conflict resolution. This is a great free resource for school psychologists that work with younger children at the elementary school level.
School Psychology: Creating Our Futures – The resources here are archived PowerPoint and webinar links from an Indiana school psychology conference. Keynotes and panelists include industry leaders who are sharing their expertise on a range of subjects, including leadership, critical skills, advocacy, and other pertinent topics.
Restorative Posters – Offers free printable posters that can be reproduced for use in a school psychologist’s office or similar setting. The artwork and quotations on the posters are themed to the idea of restorative justice, to help students make the connection between an offender and victim who want to find a mutually beneficial conflict resolution.
The internet is filled with resources that can be helpful to school psychologists and others in a similar capacity. Whether you need a new system for case management and reporting or just want some fun resources to use to help your students work through personal issue, there is much to be found. Do you have a favorite online resource? Share it in the comments!
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