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    Dr. J

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    Cold Spring Elementary and Kutz Elementary

  • Dr. Szarko awarded School Psychologist of the Year 2019 from the Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania  
     
     
     

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    Dr. Szarko is a nationally certified school psychologist who has been practicing for over 20 years. She is an alum of and parent in the Central Bucks School District who cares deeply about students' emotional well-being and strives to break down barriers to learning so that all students can be successful. 

           
    LEADERSHIP and HONORS
    National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
    - May 2019-present: Government and Professional Relations Committee, North East Regional Delegate
    Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania (ASPP)
    - July 2018-Present: Advocacy Chair
    - July 2016-Present: Past-President
    - July 2017-June 2019: Secretary
    - July 2012-July 2016: President
    - July 2009-July 2012: Advocacy Chair
    Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania (ASPP) School Psychologist of the Year (2019)
    National Association of Social Workers-PA Colleague of the Year (2011)
      

    PRESENTATIONS/PUBLICATIONS

    Pedersen, J. & Szarko, J. (2015). School Psychologist Evaluation Rubric: A Tool for Change. Presentation at the Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania Annual Conference, State College, PA

    Szarko, J., Rosenthal, R., & Della Toffalo, D. A. (2014). It's Not So Black and White; Evaluating Autism Spectrum Disorders. Invited workshop presented at the 2014 Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists. Washington, DC. February 21st, 2014.

    Szarko, J., Brown, A., & Watkins, M. (2013) Examiner Familiarity Effects for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders.
    Journal of Applied School Psychology, 29, 37–51.

    Szarko, J., Rosenthal, R., & Della Toffalo, D. A. (2013). It's Not So Black and White; Evaluating Autism Spectrum Disorders. Invited workshop presented at the 2013 Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists. Seattle, WA. February 15th, 2013.

    Szarko, J., Pedersen, J., & Fidgett, P. (2011). Building Inclusive Schools: Preventing Bullying and Discrimination. Presentation at the National Association of Social Workers-PA Annual Conference, Lancaster, PA.

    Rosenthal, R & Szarko, J. (2011). Autism Classification: Integrating Assessment Sources. Presentation at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

    Szarko, J. (2010). Using the ADOS to Aid in the Diagnosis of "Fuzzy" Autism Spectrum Cases. Presentation at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

    Szarko, J. & Rosenthal, R. (2009). Best Practices in Identifying and Assessing Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Presentation at the Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania Annual Conference, State College, PA.

    Szarko, J & Garrett, A. (2009). Relation Between K-BIT 2 and WISC-IV in a Potentially Gifted Population. Presentation at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

    Szarko, J. (2007). Students with Autism: From Untestable to Testable. Presentation at the Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania Annual Conference, State College, PA.

    Worrell, F., Szarko, J., Gabelko, N. (2001). Multi-Year Persistence of Nontraditional Students in an Academic Talent Development Program. The Journal of Secondary Gifted Education, 12, 80-89.

    Mayfield, D. & Szarko, J. (2000). Multidisciplinary Committees: Providing Support to Students with Autism, Their Parents, and Teachers. Presentation at the TEACCH International Inservice, Chapel Hill, NC.

     

    School Psychology Awareness Week 2019

    Find Your Focus!

    Focusing can help us set goals, identify action steps, communicate needs, and engage in discussions that help create the connections necessary for students to develop critical academic and social emotional skills

    November 11-15, 2019

     

     

     

     

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    Dr. Julia Szarko
     
    Nationally Certified School Psychologist

    Cold Spring Elementary M/W/F (267-893-3808)

    Kutz Elementary T/Th (267-893-3923)

    jszarko@cbsd.org