Lead Exposure: History, Symptoms, and the Role of School Psychologists

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 1,10
  • Skill Level: Introduction

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. identify symptoms and outcomes of lead exposure in students.
  2. understand how school psychologists play a role in advocacy and intervention regarding lead exposure.
  3. understand ethical and legal issues around lead exposure.


This presentation will provide knowledge of lead exposure and the historical context behind current legislation that makes lead exposure in society today an issue of social justice. Participants will build knowledge about symptoms associated with lead exposure and what the outcomes are for these students. Furthermore, participants will gain insight into the school psychologist’s role in advocacy and intervention work when working with students who have been exposed to lead.



Justina Yohannan, Turning Point Associates, Inc
Brittany A. Johnstone, Baltimore City Public Schools


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