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AASP Position & Best Practices Statements

Position Statement on Social Justice, Prejudice, and Discrimination
Best Practices in Completing Educational Evaluations During School Closure
Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Students in Stressful Times: Tips for Educators

Supporting Gender Diverse Students in Arizona Schools

  • This paper adapts NASP's position paper on Supporting Transgender and Gender Diverse Students in school. It also includes a helpful glossary of terms.
  • AASP - Transgender/Gender Diverse.pdf

OHI Verification of ADHD

  • The Arizona State Board of Education recently approved a list of qualified professionals for identification of educational disabilities including OHI. This is an updated position paper outlining AASP's and NASP's positions on the identification and education of students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • OHI Statement Update .pdf

Developmental Delay

  • Using Developmental Delay in Arizona has brought up a lot of questions and choices to make with its use. This position statement has been created by AASP for its members in response to some of the frequently asked questions.
  • AASP- Developmental Delay.pdf

Assessment of CLD Students

  • This position statement was researched and submitted by Dr. Gailyn Garcia, of the AASP Research Committee. The research contained in this position statement focused on the best practices for the assessment of culturally and linguistically diverse students.
  • AASP-CLD.pdf

Best Practices in the Assessment of SLD

  • This position statement is an adaptation of NASP's 2016 paper regarding Best Practices in Identifying Specific Learning Disabilities
  • AASP - SLD Best Practices

Best Practices in Third Grade Mandatory Retention

  • In 2011, the Arizona Association of School Psychologists developed a School Psychologists' guide to best practices in addressing recent legislation that requires retention of 3rd grade students in Arizona who do not pass the reading portion of the AIMS or "a successor test".
  • AASP- Retention.pdf


  • The Arizona Association of School Psychologists has developed a position statement on bullying. Recently passed legislation in Arizona has an impact on school personnel, including School Psychologists, and that legislation is discussed. Additionally, appropriate roles for school psychologists in terms of bullying prevention are presented, along with some useful resources. 
  • AASP- Bullying.pdf

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