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Student Research:

Participating in student research allows us to support upcoming school psychologists and improve our field of study.  Recent research studies have been posted and the students need our help. If you have some additional time, we would love for you to participate in their research studies. You can find research information and links below:


1. My name is Veronica Milito and I am a doctoral candidate in the school psychology doctoral program at St. John’s University. I am writing to ask your assistance from members of your organization to participate in my research study, which focuses on the role of homework in clinical work with youth.

The purpose of this study is to gain a greater understanding of the role of homework in clinical work with youth, clinicians’ attitudes and practices as it relates to homework, what variables may predict homework use, as well as what types of homework they would assign to a hypothetical case.

Participation in this study will involve completing an online survey in which you would read a short vignette about a clinical problem and complete a brief questionnaire.

Participants will also be asked to complete a demographic and professional background questionnaire. It is anticipated that participation will take approximately 20 minutes.

Thank you so much for your time.


2. I hope this email finds you well. My name is Pete Gladstone, and I am a doctoral student of school psychology at the University of Denver. I am conducting a survey study that investigates school psychologists’ knowledge of, training in, and use o evidence-based self-determination interventions for students with disabilities.

This survey is only meant to be completed by school psychologists who are currently practicing at least two (2) days per week in middle and/or high schools. If you are a school psychologist currently practicing in middle/high schools, I would sincerely appreciate your participation in this survey For the first 120 participants, a $1 donation will be made to the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in your honor. Your response is extremely valuable, as it will help to guide the way that school psychologists are prepared to help students with disabilities achieve their postsecondary goals.

The survey is voluntary and confidential, and should take approximately six (6) minutes. The research conducted in this study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the University of Denver (DU). There are no foreseeable significant risks to participating in this study.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the researcher, Pete Gladstone, at Or, you may contact the dissertation chair, Devadrita Talapatra, Ph.D., at If you have any questions about the IRB process at DU, please contact Ms. Mary Travis at

Thank you for your time and dedication to school psychology!


3. Are you are a school psychologist practitioner working in a school system (PK-12)? If so, your participation in an online survey about your current practices in developing Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) would be greatly appreciated. The purpose of the study is to better understand practitioners’ practices in developing BIPs as well as their confidence in the implementation of BIPs. Participation is voluntary and consists of taking approximately 10-15 minutes to complete an online survey. Participants can choose to be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

Your participation in this study will be an asset to understanding the steps school psychologists take in developing BIPs and how those practices might relate to the treatment integrity of these plans.

If you are willing to participate in this study, please follow the link to complete the survey:

We also invite you to forward the survey link to other school psychologists you may know! We sincerely appreciate your help.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the principal investigator, Miranda Cormaci, at or Dr. Adam Weaver at, and we will be happy to assist you.


4. Dear colleagues, My name is Ashley Hicks, and I am a doctoral candidate in the school psychology program at St. John’s University. I am conducting my doctoral research on the training and professional activities of school psychologists regarding several populations. If you are currently a school psychologist working for pay, I would be grateful if you could complete a 20-minute, anonymous Qualtrics survey that has been approved by the St. John’s Institutional Review Board. As a thank you for participation, those who complete the survey may choose to enter a drawing for one of twenty $25 gift cards. If you have any questions, please get in touch at

Access the study (and the consent form with more information) here:


5. My name is Rachel Gottlieb, and I am a doctoral candidate in the School-Community Psychology program at Hofstra University.  I am writing to invite you to participate in my dissertation study concerning knowledge and stigma of autism spectrum disorder.  

As part of this research, you will be asked to complete an online survey. The questionnaire will take about 30 minutes to complete.  In appreciation for your participation, you will be offered a chance to enter a raffle to win a $200 Amazon gift card. If you or someone you know is a certified school psychologist and would like to participate, click the link below to complete the survey.

I am happy to discuss any questions or concerns.  If you would like to speak with me, please contact Rachel Gottlieb, M.S.Ed. at

Thank you for your time and consideration.

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