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School Psychology Students and Faculty Win Poster Award [01/23/2020]


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School Psychology graduate students Ally Yturralde (left) and Felicity Frost (center) receive the Best Poster Presentation Award from Dr. Laurie Klose of Trinity University, TASP chair of poster presentations.

Graduate students from the School Psychology Program in the School of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology garnered awards at the annual Texas Association of School Psychologists (TASP) conference late last year. Professionals from across the state gathered to enhance their knowledge in this dynamic profession and engage in professional growth. Leaders in school psychology from across the nation presented research on a variety of topics over the course of three days.

Baylor students Ally Yturralde and Felicity Frost, who are both pursuing the Education Specialist degree in School Psychology, were awarded “Best Poster Presentation” at the conference, along with Baylor School of Education senior lecturer Dr. Tamara Hodges. Their poster presentation, titled “Promoting Post-Secondary Education for At-Risk Students,” presented an overview of a pilot study that showed the effects of a college preparation program for low-socioeconomic status high school juniors and seniors at risk of not attending post-secondary education and who may have a disability. TASP conference participants learned about implementation, outcomes, and benefits of the college preparatory mentoring program.

All nine graduate students in the School Psychology program (six pursuing the EDS degree and three PhD students) presented at the conference, along with two Baylor faculty members, Hodges and Dr. Julie Ivey, associate professor.

Additional presentations:
What School Psychologists can Do to Help Teachers of Students Affected by Trauma
Stephanie Fritz, M.A., Ryan Coleman, B.A., Brandon Parker, B.S., Julie Ivey, Ph.D., LSSP, Tamara Hodges, Ed.D., LSSP

Poverty: The School Psychologist’s Role in Helping Teachers
Ryan Coleman, B.A., Stephanie Fritz, M.A., Brandon Parker, B.S., Julie Ivey, Ph.D., LSSP, Tamara Hodges, Ed.D., LSSP

Assisting Students with Dyslexia through Community Partnerships
Olivia Borba, B.A., Caraline Vaughan, B.S., Rachel Hoarty, B.A. Julie Ivey, Ph.D., LSSP

How Can School Psychologists Help? Immune Dysregulation in Autism
Dharmisha Tailor, Felicity Frost, & Dr. Julie Ivey

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