Toolkit for School Psychologists
This free 90-page toolkit, developed by Reading Rockets and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), contains resources to help you:
- Get more involved in the development of comprehensive, research-based reading programs in your school district
- Apply evidence-based strategies to your assessments of students with reading difficulties
- Help students become good readers and keep more kids from unnecessarily entering special education
To Share with Parents
- What Is a School Psychologist?
- Who's Who in Your Child's School
- New school year = rough transitions for some
- Back to School Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs
- Response to Intervention (RTI): A Primer for Parents
- Seeking Help for a Struggling Reader: 8 Steps for Parents
- Empowering Parents
Put Downs & Comebacks: How to Respond to a Discouraged Kid
When children struggle in school, they can easily get discouraged. They might say or think "I'll never learn how to read" or "I'm just dumb." Discover what a child's "put downs" may mean and what "comebacks" you can say or do to encourage a child to keep trying.
Who Are Struggling Readers?
- Who Are the Children Who Have Reading Difficulties?
- About Reading Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, and Reading Difficulties
- Dyslexia Basics
- Clues to Dyslexia from Second Grade On
Helping Struggling Readers
- Creating Positive School Experiences for Students with Disabilities
- School Psychologists and Student Reading Achievement
- Best Practices in Planning Interventions for Struggling Readers
- The Role of the School Psychologist in the RTI Process
- School Counselors and School Psychologists: Collaborating to Ensure Minority Students Receive Appropriate Consideration for Special Educational Programs
- New Roles in Response to Intervention: Creating Success for Schools and Children (NASP)