Educational Assessment, Behavior Intervention, And Psychological Assessment

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One of the three major roles a School Psychologist is responsible for is providing interventions for their students. These interventions take three forms: academic assessment, behavior intervention, and psychological assessment.
According to the New York Association of School Psychologists, in 1989 there was tremendous growth of people getting jobs as school psychologists, and a dramatically corresponding increase in the number of state associations resulted. The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) developed many journals, newsletters, and studies focused on School Psychology throughout the years 1969-1989. Due to these publications increasing awareness, changes in role and function of school psychologists began taking place in the 1980’s from “assessment and placement intensive” to “preferential assessment, interventions, and at least secondary prevention for at risk groups” (Psychologists, n.d.). Intervention practices have not been in the field for very long, and it is very much a work in progress when compared to the other roles of School Psychologists.
The conceptual framework for linking interventions to childhood problems is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition (DSM-IV). Applications of this framework has a number of advantages. The DSM-IV provides a common language system that is compatible with a large body of research and literature in psychology that is organized around disorders, making information easily…

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