Why Join DASP???

Membership Benefits

  • Join fellow school psychologists across the state to exchange new ideas and experiences and share your concerns and challenges.
  • Strengthen the influence of school psychology at the local, state, and national levels – join committees and advocate professionally.
  • Keep abreast of latest developments through networking and information received from the DASP newsletter and periodic alerts.
  • Receive members reduced rate at the annual professional development conference.
  • Establish and be proud of your professional identity as a school psychologist.
  • Apply for awards and/or nominate peers! 

Government and Professional Relations

  • DASP provides representation before state legislators and state agencies such as the Department of Education.
  • DASP Executive Board Members participate in statewide task forces and committees which address issues such as writing the state’s assessment guidelines for school-based crisis events, reviewing state policies, and responding as designated stakeholders to state education revisions.
  • DASP has gained respect as an organization that works collaboratively with other state associations to promote the profession of school psychology.
  • DASP emails information regarding school psychology to district liaisons, committees, special education directors, and other district leaders.
  • DASP is responsible for the Governor’s Proclamation of School Psychology Week in Delaware.

Professional Development

  • DASP organizes an annual professional development conference with state and national leaders in school psychology.
  • DASP is an approved provider of CEUs for the renewal of the Nationally Certified School Psychologist credential.  In addition, CEUs obtained from DASP sponsored professional development activities are accepted for the continuing education requirements for Delaware licensure. 

National Affiliation

  • DASP is the state affiliate of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and the means by which school psychologists in the first state:
  • are provided with current updates on major issues affecting schools and school psychology, such as IDEA reauthorization, state legislation which impacts caseloads and compensation, and insight into emerging issues in the field, AND
  • have a recognized forum to provide input and actively participate in national issues.

Professional Standards

  • DASP promotes professional standards which ensure that individuals are adequately trained in the field of school psychology.
  • DASP provides continuing education opportunities that allow educators to meet state and national licensure standards.

Publications

  • DASP publishes a newsletter several times each year to keep members updated on innovative  techniques & practices, questions regarding “best practices,” state and national events, job opportunities, and legislation.
  • DASP emails alerts when the membership must be informed on critical issues.

Scholarships 

  • DASP is presently collaborating with members and representatives across the state to develop and fund scholarships in conjunction with state initiatives related to the NASP Exposure Project. 
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