Sound Decision-Making With Universal Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Screening

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 1,6
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. build an understanding of universal screening practices in schools.
  2. learn best-practice decision-making in selecting evidence-based universal screening tools and how to best analyze results.
  3. practice linking universal screening data to the selection, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based intervention approaches within a multitiered systems of support (MTSS) model.


Many children and adolescents experience significant social, emotional, or behavioral challenges, and schools have been tasked with the responsibility to engage in preventative practices and promote positive student trajectories. In this session, participants will gain knowledge and skills surrounding implementation of universal screening in schools and best-practice decision-making regarding selection and utilization of screening measures. Participants will also have the opportunity to practice connecting screening data outcomes to evidence-based intervention considerations.



Madeline J. Wadington, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Taylor P. Dorlack, Graduate Student
Abigail N. Eubanks, Graduate Student


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