Bilingual School Psychology: A Medley of Training Experiences

This session is from the NASP 2022 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 8
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. explore the present state of bilingual school psychology training experiences, with specific focus on published literature on this topic.
  2. reflect upon common challenges faced when training others to provide school psychological services to dual language learners.
  3. identify ways to enhance bilingual school psychology training for practicum students who are not enrolled in a graduate program with a bilingual specialization.

Description

The purpose of this practitioner conversation is to discuss the multifaceted role of the bilingual school psychologist. Content will focus on the assortment of definitions surrounding the responsibilities, expertise, and acceptable training standards of individuals who identify with this title. Additionally, the state of heterogeneous competencies and experiences expected of bilingual school psychologists will be discussed. Attendees will benefit from sharing common challenges and strategies to implement in bilingual school psychology training opportunities.

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Presenter(s)

Marisa I. Sole, Lehigh University

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