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Welcome to OSPA Online!

Thank you for visiting the online home of the Ohio School Psychologists Association (OSPA). 

The Purpose of OSPA is: • To promote constructive action in meeting the educational and mental health needs of children and youth;
• To encourage the writing, publication and distribution of information contributing to the extension and enhancement of the body of knowledge within the field;
• To provide opportunities for the professional growth of school psychologists;
• To promote the advancement of ethical, legal and technical standards of professional school psychology;
• To promote the profession of school psychology.

School psychologists are uniquely qualified members of school teams that support students’ ability to learn and teachers’ ability to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior, to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. School psychologists partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community. (2014, NASP)

We invite you to explore this site to learn more about our profession and the various activities of our Association.

Ashley Lockemer
President, Ohio School Psychologists Association

Important News

Introducing: Future School Psychologists of Ohio Club

Introducing: Future School Psychologists of Ohio Club

OSPA is excited to announce its new initiative...The Future School Psychologists of Ohio Read More
Save the Date: 2020 Fall Conference

Save the Date: 2020 Fall Conference

Yes, there will be an OSPA Fall Conference! The 2020 Fall Conference will Read More

Anti-Racism Resources

Please see OSPA's Anti-Racism Position Statement HERE. Below are additional resources. NASP Resources Read More

OSPA Anti-Racism Position Statement

The Ohio School Psychologist Association (OSPA) represents school psychologists throughout the state of Read More
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Featured Resources

Presidential Message Summer 2020

Presidential Message Summer 2020

Dear OSPA Members and friends of OSPA, Last February, as I was wrapping Read More
Expanding Our Reach: OSPA Initiatives to Grow & Diversify the Field

Expanding Our Reach: OSPA Initiatives to Grow & Diversify the Field

The Ohio School Psychologists Association is committed to developing creative efforts to assist Read More
In Memoriam: Remembering Herm Zelinski

In Memoriam: Remembering Herm Zelinski

Many OSPAites, particularly those with hairs of gray tint, may have memories of Read More

Factors that Contribute to Anxiety in Gifted Students & Interventions to Alleviate Symptoms

Students who are identified as gifted or talented often face different struggles than Read More
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