The Alaska School Psychologist Association, or ASPA, is a resource for Alaska's school psychologists. We seek to educate and empower our members by providing them with state and federal education headlines, annual conference opportunities to learn and socialize, and myriad other links, print-outs, and memors that help our members best do their jobs so that they can best serve our Alaskan communities.
The Alaska School Psychologist Association’s mission is to serve Alaskan children and adolescents by promoting psychological wellbeing, academic excellence, and diversity through best practices within school psychology. In addition, ASPA promotes the interest and advancement of the profession of school psychology.
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The 2015 Fall ASPA Conference in Anchorage, AK, presented by Dr. Samuel O.
Dr. Ortiz is Associate Professor of Psychology and former Director of the School Psychology Pro- gram at St. John's University, Queens, New York. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Uni- versity of Southern California and completed postdoctoral training in Bilingual School Psychology at San Diego State University where he also obtained certification as a school psychologist. In addition, he has served as Visiting Professor and Research Fellow at Nagoya University in Japan and was recently elected Vice President for Professional Affairs of Division 16 of APA beginning Jan. 2003. Dr. Ortiz trains and con- sults nationally and internationally on topics ranging from nondiscriminatory assessment to contemporary evaluation of learning disabilities. He combines practical and research based experience with specialized education and training in working with culturally and linguistically diverse children and parents. Dr. Ortiz is bilingual (Spanish) and bicultural (Puerto Rican).
Dr. Samuel Ortiz will be addressing topics related to English Language Learners (ELL). Assessment and evaluation of ELLs will be discussed through the lens of cultural and linguistic diversity. Participants will increase their knowledge of the ELL by understanding their stages of academic development.