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Spring 2019 Workshop: Best Practices in School Psychologist Assessments, Eligibility Recommendations and Report Writing with Dr. James Hiramoto

  • 18 Mar 2019
  • 2 sessions
  • 18 Mar 2019, 8:30 AM 11:30 AM (PDT)
  • 18 Mar 2019, 12:30 PM 3:30 PM (PDT)
  • Santa Clara County Office of Education (Gilroy Room), 1290 Ridder Park Dr, San Jose, CA

Session 1: Specific Learning Disability Assessment and Eligibility: Stuck with the Discrepancy Model but want to use psw, here's how!

What you will walk away from this workshop knowing:

  • PSW is not all that different from what is required for the discrepancy model
  • How to define all 8 basic cognitive processing areas (yes, including cognitive conceptualization, association and expression, and where might orthographic processing fit in)
  • When to abandon trying to find a discrepancy between ability and achievement and how to do it appropriately
  • Analysis of complex cases/reports where there is something obviously wrong with the students' learning, but the discrepancy model and PSW for that matter aren't very helpful
  • Data-based decision making for determining SLD eligibility, including how to be Larry P compliant for students who are African American

Session 2 (12:30pm - 3:30pm): Defensible Intellectual Disability (ID) Identification and Recommendations!

After attending this workshop school psychologists will be better able to:

  • Understand how ID is currently being defined by AAIDD, DSM-5 and in Special Education
  • The best practices for the assessment of ID, including authentic, developmental and alternative assessment procedures and examples of written reports
  • Make meaningful recommendations when a student cannot perform on a standardized test of intelligence, including how to be Larry P. compliant when assessing African American students
  • Make the case for (or against) Intellectual Disability with your data and report writing
  • Develop a relationship, assessment and presentation of information that is convincing to even skeptical parents and IEP teams

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