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Evarrs, Sandra

Clinical Associate Professor of School Psychology

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“Every child with an exceptionality deserves the right to an appropriate, fair, and supportive education through the use of evidence-based assessment and interventions.  As psychologists and educators we are mandated to serve as a strong advocate for every student - even if we are the lone voice demanding such treatment.”

Overview

Sandra Evarrs formerly taught elementary education in Chicago’s inner city. After completing her degree in School Psychology she served as a system school psychologist concentrating in the areas of low incidence disabilities, developmental disabilities, and pre-school evaluation. She has also utilized crisis intervention, counseling, and consultation skills in her role as a school psychologist. She explores effective ways of learning through general and special education strategies, and supervises school psychology graduate students in the field. She teaches psychoeducational assessment, behavioral intervention in counseling, and supervises school psychology externship and internship experiences.

Evarrs is the author, with Steve Knotek, of the study "2005-2015: Realizing Our Vision of Languages for All" in Foreign Language and Special Education, edited by colleague Audrey Heining-Boynton. Another chapter in which Dr. Evarrs contributed is a review of visual perception programs published in the International Handbook of Student Achievement. Her doctoral dissertation advanced her scholarly interests in developmental disabilities, psychoeducational assessments and special education.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. 2003 - Loyola University Chicago, School Psychology
  • M.Ed. 1999 - Loyola University Chicago, School Psychology
  • B.S. 1996 - DePaul University Chicago, Elementary Education

Doctoral Program Affiliation(s)

Ph.D. in School Psychology

Research Interests

  • Autism and Related Disabilities
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Psychoeducational Assessments
  • Special Education

Teaching Areas

  • Psychoeducational Assessment
  • Behavioral Intervention in Counseling and School Psychology
  • School Psychology Externship
  • School Psychology Internship
  • Ethics in Education and Psychology
  • Crisis Intervention & Preparedness
  • Special Education Law

Courses

  • EDUC 681: Human Development
  • EDUC 694H: Honors Thesis in Education
  • EDUC 718: Psychoeducational Assessment
  • EDUC 721: School Psychology Externship and Seminar
  • EDUC 532: Child Development
  • EDUC 785: College Teaching Internship
  • EDUC 821: Doctoral Externship in School Psychology
  • EDUC 822: Doctoral Internship in School Psychology

Selected Professional Affiliations

  • Autism Society of America
  • National Association of School Psychologists
  • American Psychological Association
  • North Carolina School Psychology Association

Selected Publications

Wasik, B. H., Villagomez, A., Berry, S., & Evarrs, S. (2012). Visual perception programs. In International Handbook on Student Achievement

Evarrs, S. & Knotek, S.E. (2006). Foreign Language and Special Education. In Hening-Boyton (Ed.), 2005-2015: Realizing Our Vision of Languages for All, pp. 117-133, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Hall.

Doctoral Dissertation: A Systematic Expansion of a Meta-analysis on the Differences in Intelligence and Adaptive Behavior of Children Diagnosed with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome

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