Virtual Poster Series

If you are interested in submitting a poster or have questions regarding the poster series contact Nick Affrunti, NASP Director of Research.

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NASP is pleased to present these virtual posters presentations. These posters have been selected for their quality and offer a new way to engage with the latest exciting School Psychological research.

Current Group: December 2020

test Making the Right Choice: Administrative Pressures to Practice Unethically
Facing ethical dilemmas as a result of administrative pressure can leave you questioning your professional judgement. This poster will review the literature on burnout among the field of school psychology as it pertains to administrative pressures to act unethically and provide strategies to navigate these situations.
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test Gaining the Upper Hand: Assessment and Handedness
Understanding performance differences for left-handed learners on test batteries is critical for accurate assessments. This poster will consider how left-handed learners perform on subtests that require written responses and the potential for adaptations to standard administration. Practitioners will be challenged to think about how left-handed learners perform depending on subtest design and how to interpret data from these subtests as it applies to left-handed learners in order to reduce the potential for test bias.
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test Influence of Student’s Race on Disciplinary Actions
The purpose of our study was to extend the knowledge regarding the disproportion between student's race and discipline. The findings of our study suggest that student's race has an effect on teachers' decisions of disciplinary actions, and it varies significantly depending on the severity of the behavior. We discuss the need to increase awareness of the harmful effects of positive and negative bias in disciplinary actions. Additionally, the input of a minority administrator did not make a difference in reducing the level of disciplinary decisions for minority students. Thus, consideration should be focused on the teacher level (i.e., training directed at improving teacher and student relationships).
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test Impact of School Climate on the Wellbeing of LGBTQ Students
LGBTQ+ youth are at high risk for internalizing, externalizing, and maladaptive behaviors. School climate can be impactful on students’ mental and physical health, and resources such as a Gay-Straight Alliance and LGBTQ+ curriculum have been shown to increase resiliency in LGBTQ+ youth. Data collected from a midwestern university assessed if students’ perceptions of safety and wellbeing are impacted by the availability of resources and supports at the high school and collegiate levels.
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test The Impact of School Policy on Minority Student’s Academic Outcomes
This poster presents the results of a research study that investigated the relationship between school policies and the academic trajectory of minority students in Texas. Attendees will learn about how to utilize unique student-level data from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) in regard to minority student disciplinary actions, graduation rates, and dropout rates. In addition, the influence of word count in school policies as a contributing factor to the disproportional rates will be discussed.
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test Do prosociality and victimization relate to future bystander behavior?
In the current study, various bullying role behaviors and prosocial behavior were examined in a semi-longitudinal design. Prosociality and bullying victimization at time 1 were significantly and positively related to defending behavior at time 2. Victimization (time 1) was also positively related to outsider behavior at time 2, while prosociality at time 1 was negatively related to outsider behavior at time 2. Additionally, a significant interaction between gender and prosociality was found when predicting time 2 outsider behavior. This research may help inform efforts by school staff to help students respond more effectively to bullying situations.
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test Interactive Social Stories and Turn-Taking Behaviors of Children with Autism
The study examined the effect of technology mediated interactive social stories on turn-taking behaviors of children with Autism. Using a withdrawal single case study design, all four male students displayed significant increase in turn-taking behaviors during peer play after engaging in social story sessions. In addition, participants were able to maintain increases in turn-taking at follow-up baseline. Attendees will be able to learn how to implement social stories to improve behaviors of children.
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test Student-Teachers' Perceptions of School Violence
This study consisted of semistructured interviews conducted with preservice teachers. Key research questions addressed preservice teachers’ perceptions of violent intruder incidents and drills as well as their experiences participating in drills and training related to self-efficacy. Findings included that perceptions change over time with the accumulation of experience and that teachers have the added responsibility to process student emotions subsequent to events and drills. Participants reported a range of self-confidence, which for some was impacted by the type of training received. Participants desired more opportunities to learn and consistency between schools. School psychologists are encouraged to advocate for trauma-informed drills.
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test Validation of Dual-Factor Model through Latent Profile Analysis
The dual-factor model of mental health proposes that the separate but correlated constructs of subjective well-being and psychopathology may be integrated to best understand mental health. This model stands in contrast to traditional models of mental health, which emphasize the presence of psychopathology. The current study sought to (a) validate the dual-factor model by creating mental health groups using latent profile analysis and (b) examine the demographic make-up and prevalence of youth in each mental health group across middle school students (N = 449).
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