California Association of School Psychologists (CASP) Annual Convention

Dr. Kierce at CASP's 70th Annual Convention Dr. Kierce joined school psychologists throughout California in Long Beach this week for the 70th Annual CASP Convention. She presented on a topic that combined her passion for children, externalizing challenges, and resiliency with her knowledge of school psychology, clinical psychology, and psychoanalytic theory. Rooted in her doctoral [...]

Briefing: The House of Representatives Dyslexia Caucus

Drs. Kierce and Forchelli spent yesterday afternoon at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC with U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, stakeholders, and community advocates for children with learning disabilities. The purpose of the briefing was to bring increased awareness to congress regarding the impact of learning disabilities on children, families, and society. Check out the [...]

Rules of Thumb for Change Agents

I was barely 23 years old when I began my career as a school psychologist. I probably looked like I was sixteen. Aside from that, I was working in Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), the fourth largest school district, one of the most politically charged and ethnically diverse systems in the United States. I made [...]

Special Education: A Basic Guide for Parents

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is a professional organization that represents school psychologists and works to advance and promote practices that improve children's learning, behavioral, and mental health. Check out the NASP website for more information about mental health in schools. The subsequent article provides a general overview of the special education and IEP (Individualized [...]