Universal Preschool Interventions Addressing Social–Emotional Development

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4,6
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 2: Promoting Social and Emotional Development

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. in selecting universal social–emotional interventions for preschool.
  2. in the implementation of universal social–emotional interventions for preschool.
  3. in evaluating the efficacy of universal social–emotional interventions for preschool.


We will discuss the importance of implementing universal interventions targeting social–emotional development within preschool classrooms and why it should matter to school psychologists. A literature review of studies detailing the effectiveness of universal interventions in decreasing the likelihood of emotional and behavioral difficulties will be discussed. Practitioners will also learn about their role in ensuring these skills are developed within classrooms.



Castine M. Berry, Alta Loma School District
Kasey A. Valencia, Chapman University


Kelly S. Kennedy, PhD


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