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From time to time LSPA is asked to pass along surveys to its members. We have created this space to provide an opportunity for our members to participate.

Your time and perspective is very appreciated!

Submission Requests
Email the webmaster with information presented in a similar format to the posted research requests. LSPA supports research in the field of school psychology and in an effort to contribute and facilitate growth in our field, we post appropriate research and a monthly email directing members to these opportunities at no cost to the researcher.

Research Projects Looking for Participants

ASD Knowledge in School-Based Professionals

(Collecting Data 2/22/2019-3/31/2019)

Are you a practicing school psychologist, audiologist, or speech-language pathologist? Are you currently working in the school setting? Researchers in school psychology programs at Utah State University are looking for these school-based professionals to participate in a study on autism spectrum disorder knowledge. Participation consists of the completion of an online survey (approximately 15 minutes). Participants will be entered in a separate drawing for the chance to win one of two $50 amazon.com gift cards.

If you are interested in participating in the current study, please select the following link: https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dbqcVTBX9hPIqbP
Please feel free to forward the survey to other school psychologists and school-based audiologists or speech-language pathologists. We appreciate your help!

If you have any general questions about the survey, please contact the principal investigator, Maryellen McClain Verdoes, PhD at 435-797-6373 or maryellen.mcclainverdoes@usu.edu. This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board (Protocol #9659) at Utah State University.

Kandice Benallie (Olson)

School Psychology Doctoral Student 

Utah State University

Specific learning Disabilities (SLD) Identification Decisions 

(Collecting Data 2/6/2019-4/16/2019)

Dear School Psychologists,

My name is Kathrin Maki. I am an assistant professor in the School Psychology program at Ball State University and am writing to ask for your participation in a study I am conducting. The study was approved by the LSPA EC and Ball State University’s Institutional Review Board.

The study is examining Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) identification decisions. If you choose to participate, you will be asked to review SLD identification criteria and a vignette describing hypothetical student evaluation data. Please consider spending approximately 20 to 30 minutes to complete the study. Your participation will be completely anonymous.

If you choose to complete this study, you can be entered into an equal opportunity drawing for one of ten $20.00 gift cards.  To learn more about and to access the study, Take Survey

Thank you,

Kathrin E. Maki, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Educational Psychology

Ball State University


(Collecting Data 10/24/2018-   )

The link to take the survey will lead you to a brief (15-30 minutes) survey regarding the perceptions of school psychologists at the doctoral or specialist level about professional and ethical violations and the probability of harm of social media posts.

Please consider taking a moment to respond. We would also appreciate if the survey could be forwarded to all known school psychologists.  IRB Approval has been given from the Arkansas State University.

Thank you very much for your time and consideration in our research. 

With much appreciation,

Meghan Vandergriff, School Psychology Practicum Student, Class of 2020, School Psychology Program, Arkansas State University

Whitney Foster, School Psychology Practicum Student, Class of 2020, School Psychology Program, Arkansas State University


(Collecting Data 8/23/2018-   )

Dear Colleagues,

You are being asked to participate in a research study entitled “Professionals’ Knowledge and Familiarity Regarding Selective Mutism,” which is being conducted by Kirsten Williams as part of her master’s level thesis which is being directed by Matt Carter, a faculty member at Valdosta State University. The purpose of this study is to compare the knowledge bases of multiple professions regarding the assessment and treatment of selective mutism. This research study is anonymous. No one, including the researcher, will be able to associate your responses with your identity. Your participation is voluntary. You may choose not to participate, to stop responding at any time, or to skip questions that you do not want to answer. You must be at least 18 years of age to participate in this study. Your participation serves as your voluntary agreement to participate in this research project and your certification that you are 18 or older.

Questions regarding the purpose or procedures of the research should be directed to Matt Carter. This study has been exempted from Institutional Review Board (IRB) review in accordance with Federal regulations. The IRB, a university committee established by Federal law, is responsible for protecting the rights and welfare of research participants. If you have concerns or questions about your rights as a research participant, you may email the IRB Administrator or call (229) 259-5045. 

Take Survey

Best Regards,

Kirsten Williams, B.S.Ed.

Evaluating Single Case Data

Dear colleagues,

Dr. Evan Dart and I are conducting a study on decisions that researchers and practitioners make when evaluating single case data. In both research and applied settings, visual analysis of single case data often serves as the primary means of data analysis. We are inviting those that consider themselves to have training or expertise in single case design to participate. If you are willing to spend approximately 20-30 minutes evaluating single case data using visual analysis, please follow the link below for a more detailed description of the study and to participate in the study. Questions regarding this research may be addressed to keith.radley@usm.edu.

Survey link: https://usmep.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cO6GwCgUj7MIECN 

Thank you in advance for considering participating in this research.


Keith Radley, Ph.D., BCBA-D, NCSP

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology

The University of Southern Mississippi

118 College Drive #5025

Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Phone: 601-266-6748

School Psychologists' Confidence in Identifying Specific Learning 

Demographic variables of those who currently provide services to linguistically diverse students, and begin identify common characteristics of practitioners who provide services to linguistically diverse students

Dear School Psychologists:

I hope that your new year is off to a great start! My name is Erin McClure, and I am a Doctoral Candidate at the Ohio State University and a current LAS-PIC Intern in New Orleans, Louisiana. I am currently in the process of conducting my dissertation research, which will be distributed in the format of a brief web-based survey. 

As a NASP member of the Bilingual Interest Leadership Group, I have a vested interest in regional differences in the provision of services to culturally and linguistically diverse students (specifically English Language Learners (ELL’s). This study will assess the demographic variables of those who currently provide services to linguistically diverse students, and begin identify common characteristics of practitioners who provide services to linguistically diverse students. By examining the reported self-efficacy and individual level of perceived competence for a randomized sample of NASP member practitioners, the data may help to identify areas of need for school psychology training programs.

This survey is brief and will take approximately 10 minutes. Participants will also automatically be entered to win one of 2 $100 Amazon gift cards!

If you have any questions regarding this research study, please contact Erin McClure. M.A. at mcclure.497@osu.edu 

Please click the link below to complete the survey:


Thank you very much for your time and consideration of my research.

Most Sincerely,

Erin McClure

Louisiana School Psychological Association
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