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The School Psychologist's Guide for the Praxis Exam, Third Edition (Book + Free App)

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The School Psychologist's Guide for the Praxis Exam, Third Edition (Book + Free App)

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Author: Peter Thompson PhD


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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 provide 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, and 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)
  • 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
  • Includes free access to mobile and online app―track and sync your progress on up to three devices

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.

App included!

  • Includes all the high-quality content from the book!
  • Information at your fingertips anytime, anywhere.
  • Available on iOS, Android, and the web, with a powerful, simple-to-use interface.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date February 01, 2017
  • Page Count 266
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826135124
  • EISBN 9780826135131

About The Author(s) 

Peter D. Thompson, PhD, is a licensed school psychologist and a long-time member of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). He has multiple advanced degrees in psychology and holds various leadership positions in the Douglas County School District, which is a district of more than 70 schools in Colorado. Dr. Thompson has extensive training in school neuropsychology, and 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 has also written chapters in Brain Injury in Children and Youth: A Manual for Educators (2016) and Concussion Management Guidelines Manual (2015), both published by the Colorado Department of Education.

Table of Contents 




Introduction: Test Structure, General Suggestions, and Specific Advice

I. Content Review

1. First Test Category: Professional Practices, Practices That Permeate All Aspects of Service Delivery

Domain 1: Data-Based Decision Making

Domain 2: Consultation and Collaboration

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

Domain 1: Academic Interventions and Instructional Supports

Domain 2: Mental Health Interventions and Related Services

3. Third Test Category: Systems-Level Services

Domain 1: Schoolwide Practices to Promote Learning

Domain 2: Prevention and Responsive Services

Domain 3: Family–School Collaboration Services

4. Fourth Test Category: Foundations of School Psychological Service Delivery

Domain 1: Diversity in Development and Learning

Domain 2: Research and Program Evaluation

Domain 3: Legal, Ethical, and Professional Practices

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

II. Practice Tests

Note to the Reader

Practice Test I

Practice Test II

Practice Tests: Answers and Explanations

Bibliography and Resources

Abbreviations and Acronyms


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