The School Psychologist's Guide for the Praxis® Exam, Third Edition

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The School Psychologist's Guide for the Praxis® Exam, Third Edition

SKU# 9780826164384

Author: Peter Thompson PhD

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Description 

Written by an award-winning practicing school psychologist, this thoroughly updated edition reflects the 2015 version of the Praxis Exam in School Psychology. Noted for its concise and efficient outline style with visual keys that indicate what is most important and what needs extra study time, this guide has already helped thousands pass the exam. The bulleted key concepts and lists versus long, drawn-out paragraphs present information in easily digestible segments without sacrificing key information needed to pass the exam. Invaluable study suggestions better prepare readers and build their confidence prior to exam time.

Highlights of the new edition include:

  • Reorganized to conform to the four major content areas of the updated 2015 exam
  • Two new practice exams with 280 reworked sample questions and detailed answers that are similar in style and content to the actual items found in the Praxis exam to maximize success
  • Covers school neuropsychology and traumatic brain injury, two topics that are not major domains on the current test, but which provide critical information to help strengthen success rate
  • New Concepts to Remember lists at the end of each content chapter summarize the key points and review additional concepts that are especially helpful to review 2 weeks prior to exam time
  • New Study and Test-Tasking Strategies and Insider Tips boxes based on feedback from recent test takers provide tips for studying for and passing the exam from all levels of test-takers
  • Updated information on threat and risk assessment, pediatric brain injury and school supports, the DSM-5, school neuropsychological practices and policies
  • New key at the beginning of the answer section that links the categories referenced in the answer to the appropriate content chapter for ease of use
  • Aligns with "best practices" and recommendations from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
  • With a proven track record of success that has already helped thousands pass the exam, Dr. Thompson was named Colorado School Psychologist of the Year in 2013
  • Anyone planning to take the Praxis exam including master’s or doctoral school psychology students and practicing professionals will benefit by studying for this critical exam using this book.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date February 15, 2017
  • Page Count 266
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826164384

About The Author(s) 

Peter D. Thompson, Ph.D. Dr. Thompson is a licensed school psychologist and long-time member of NASP. He holds multiple advanced degrees in psychology and he has various leadership positions in Douglas County School District, which is a district of over 70 schools in Colorado. Dr. Thompson has extensive training in school neuropsychology and he is currently the school district’s traumatic brain injury (TBI) team coordinator. He continues to lend his expertise to several organizations and agencies in the Denver metro area. In 2013, Dr. Thompson was named Colorado School Psychologist of the Year. Dr. Thompson authored the first edition of The School Psychology Licensure Exam Guide in 2004 , which is now in its third iteration. He also helped write and has published chapters in Brain Injury in Children and Youth: A Manual for Educators (2016) and Concussion Management Guidelines Manual (2015), published by the Colorado Department of Education.

Table of Contents 

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1. First Content Category: Professional Practices that Permeate All Aspects of Service Delivery

Chapter 2. Second Test Category: Direct and Indirect Services for Children, Families and Schools

Chapter 3. Third Test Category: Systems-Level ServicesChapter 4. Fourth Test Category: Foundations of School Psychological Service Delivery

Chapter 5. Special Content Areas: School Neuropsychology, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Other Concepts

Appendix

Practice Tests Introduction

Practice Test I

Practice Test II

Practice Tests: Answers and Explanations

Bibliography and Resources