The theme for School Psychology Awareness Week (SPAW) 2015 is Connect the Dots and THRIVE! In the Houston ISD, LSSPs use a broad range of skills that impact intervention, evaluation and services for students with and without disabilities. In HISD, despite national trends, fewer students are being referred for behavior-based disabilities which have resulted in a lower identification rates, and subsequently a reduction in out of school suspension for students in Special Education with behavior-based disabilities. Of course this is the result of school-wide efforts, but certainly without the general education intervention support of LSSPs, and the detailed evaluation and services provided by LSSPs for students with disabilities results like these would not be seen!
Furthermore African American disproportionality in HISD among students with behavior-based disabilities has been cut in half! Another example of the great work of LSSPs in the district.
Join me in showing loads of appreciation for our Licensed Specialists in School Psychology. Learn more about School Psychology Awareness week here .
What is a LSSP?
The Texas credential that permits the practice of school psychology is called Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP). This license is required by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TSBEP) to provide school psychological services in Texas public schools.