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    Region One ESC Workshops Evaluation Personnel

    Face to Face Workshops

    2017-2018

    Foundational Skills for Special Education Evaluation Personnel New to the Field

    September 28, 2017- #64664                                                                        Presenter: Brenda de la Garza

    8:30AM- 3:30PM                                                                                                                  ***NO FEE

    Educational Diagnosticians and LSSPs will learn the skills necessary to begin the work required of evaluation personnel in the district and charter schools for the 2017 - 2018 school year. Agenda items include issues related to the job, legal, evaluation, ARD meetings, and resources.

    ***This will be an academy style workshop with the first day being conducted in person and 2 to 3 additional meetings being conducted through webinar format.

     

    Bilingual Assessment Strategies for Monolingual Diagnosticians

    October 6, 2016- #63986                                                                     Presenter: Dr. Edward Schultz

    8:30AM- 3:30PM                                                                                                              ***NO FEE

    The intersection between a language difference and a language-based disability is not always clear. Separating these differences often requires a broader set of skills than the monolingual evaluator possesses. This session will add to the skill set of monolingual evaluator when identifying language-based disorders. Assessment tools and strategies, specifically the primary and ancillary approach will be the primary focus as well as instructional and intervention strategies.

     

    Social Communication (Pragmatics): Linking Assessment & Interventions (2 DAY WORKSHOP)

    October 31, 2017- #63984                                                                                    Presenter: Dr. Jan Schaefer

    November 1, 2017- #63985          (TSHA CEUs Available)                                        

    8:30AM- 3:30PM                                                  ***NO FEE for Region One Districts and Charters

    Day 1 - Only for Assessment Personnel Social Communication (Pragmatics): Understand and improve the ability to evaluate social-communication deficits in students suspected of having ASD or with ASD and Types of formal and informal assessments the evaluators may choose to use as part of the evaluation.

     Day 2 – Assessment Personnel and Special Education teachers- Focus on Intervention Linking assessment to intervention: Understand and improve the ability to treat social-communication deficits, Identify academic issues facing students and learn how to treat the needs of the students in the classroom setting.

     MUST REGISTER FOR EACH DAY IF PLANNING TO ATTEND BOTH DAYS.

    We encourage you to invite Special Education teachers working with students in the Autism Spectrum to Day 2.

     ***There will be a $50.00 charge per day for professionals not currently employed with a Region One charter or school district.

     

    XBASS 2.0 Cross-Battery Updates- BEGINNER LEVEL

    November 3, 2017    #64673                                                                               Presenter: Brenda de la Garza

    8:30AM- 4:00 PM                                                                                                                 ***NO FEE

    This workshop will provide an overview and update on the Cross-Battery Assessment Software System (XBASS 2.0). Samples and examples will be provided. PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF CURRENT CROSS BATTERY PRACTICES. The Cross-Battery Assessment Software System (X-BASS 2.0) allows school psychologists and other assessment professionals access to efficient, expert analysis of cross-battery assessment findings. The X-BASS integrates the Cross-Battery Assessment Data Management and Interpretive Assistant, Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses Analyzer, and Culture-Language Interpretive Matrix into a single program, covering the latest revisions of major batteries all classified according to CHC theory.

    Samples and examples will be provided. PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF CURRENT CROSS BATTERY PRACTICES.

    Must bring: Laptop with XBASS software already loaded and Cross Battery Essentials 3rd edition book

     

    Special Education Evaluation Network                                                  Presenter: Brenda de la Garza

    December 8, 2017 #64674               8:30AM TO 11:30 AM      

    February 16, 2018 #64679              1:00 PM TO 4:00 PM                                                      ***NO FEE

    Special education evaluation personnel (LSSPs and Educational Diagnosticians) in the region are invited to attend.  Purposes of these meetings include:  providing legal and compliance updates; providing updates regarding trainings and information on student evaluation; and providing a forum to discuss best practices and share ideas/strategies. Participants are invited to bring case studies for discussion.

     

    Prior Written Notice and the ARD Process                                               Presenter: Brenda de la Garza

    December 8, 2017      #64678                                                                                                ***NO FEE

    March 23, 2018          #64682

    1:00PM TO 4:00PM  

    According to 34 Code of Federal Regulations § 300.503 a parent must receive Prior Written Notice before the public agency— 

      (1) Proposes to initiate or change the identification, evaluation, or educational placement of the child or the provision of FAPE to the child; or  

      (2) Refuses to initiate or change the identification, evaluation, or educational placement of the child or the provision of FAPE to the child.

    During this session participants will learn about the requirements set by 34 Code of Federal Regulations  §300.503 and 19 Texas Administrative Code § 89.1050 in regards to Prior Written Notice.

     

    XBASS Review and Practice Session- INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

    January 12, 2018- #64675                                                                              Presenter: Brenda de la Garza

    8:30AM- 3:30PM                                                                                                                  ***NO FEE

    This workshop will provide an overview and update on the Cross-Battery Assessment Software System (XBASS 2.0). Samples and examples will be provided. PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE ATTENDED THE BEGINNER LEVEL XBASS UPDATES WORKSHOP.

    In this workshop participants will review the principles and steps to using XBASS for LD identification. Data from the WJ IV, WISC V, KABC II, and other commonly used batteries will be used in a case study to practice data input and interpretation.

    Must bring: Laptop with XBASS software already loaded and Cross Battery Essentials 3rd edition book

     

     

    Using the Core-Selective Evaluation Process (C-SEP) to Identify Students with Specific Learning Disabilities

    January 19, 2018- #63991                                                                       Presenter: Dr. Edward Shultz

    8:30AM- 3:30PM                                                                                                                  ***NO FEE

    Texas Educational Diagnosticians have been using CHC theory-based assessment as one of the methods since the movement away from the discrepancy models. Advances in both CHC Theory and in test design, has led to greater efficiency in the testing process as well as improved diagnostic precision. This session will demonstrate how to a identify PSW using the core-selective approach, yielding diagnostically useful information in less time.

     

    Childhood Autism Rating Scale, Second Edition (CARS-2)

    January 26, 2018- #63992                  (TSHA CEUs Available)                  Presenter: Dr. Jan Schaefer

    8:30AM- 3:30PM                                                                                                                  ***NO FEE

    In February, 2010, The Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS-2) by Eric Schopler, Ph.D., Mary E. Van Bourgondien, Ph.D., Glenna Janette Wellman, Ph.D., and Steven R. Love, Ph.D. was published by Western Psychological Services (WPS). Since its original publication, the CARS has become one of the most widely used and empirically validated autism assessments. It has proven especially effective in discriminating between children with autism and those with severe cognitive deficits, and in distinguishing mild-to-moderate from severe autism. During this one day training participants will become familiar with how to use the three forms included in the CARS-2: 1) Standard Version Rating Booklet (CARS-2-ST) Equivalent to the original CARS; for use with individuals younger than six years of age and those with communication difficulties or below-average estimated IQs. 2) High-Functioning Version Rating Booklet (CARS-2-HF) An alternative for assessing verbally fluent individuals, six years of age and older, with IQ scores above 80. 3) Questionnaire for Parents or Caregivers (CARS-2-QPC) An unscored form completed by the parent or caregiver of the individual being assessed and include the individual's early development; social, emotional, and communication skills; repetitive behaviors; play and routines; and unusual sensory interests.

     

    Second Language Acquisition: Theory and Practice for Assessment Personnel

    January 31, 2018- #67346  8:30AM- 3:30PM                                      Presenter: Karina Zuno-Chapa

    8:30 TO 12:00 PM                                                                                                                ***NO FEE

    Participants will analyze the process of second language acquisition in order to distinguish between Social and Academic Language development. They will also explore different bilingual/ESL programs and study their long-term effectiveness in the education of English Language Learners.

     

    Ethical Issues in School Psychology

    January 31, 2018- #67347  1:00 PM-4:00 PM                                Presenter: Dr. Charles Schaefer

    Laredo Extension Office-via Teleconference                                                         *****FEE: $25.00

    This presentation focuses on ethical issues that may arise for a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) since LSSP’s provide psychological services in schools. This session will review relevant rules of practice, ethical standards, and legal implications. Examine ethical situations that commonly occur for individuals providing psychological services in the school setting. The length of this training is 3 hours, which meets the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists requirement for three hours of annual ethics training.

     

    Navigating the REED Process                                                                     Presenter: Brenda de la Garza

    February 16, 2018 #64680                                                                                                    ***NO FEE

    8:30 TO 12:00 PM

    IDEA 2004 requires a review existing evaluation data (REED) on the student as part of an initial evaluation, if appropriate, or as part of a reevaluation. This means, before any evaluation a REED must be completed to help determine which specific evaluations, if any, are needed. During this session participants will learn about the requirements, the process and the DOs and DON'Ts during a REED.

     

    Using the XBASS for LD Identification---ADVANCED LEVEL

    February 23, 2018- # 64683                                                                              Presenter: Brenda de la Garza

    8:30AM TO 3:30 PM                                                                                                            ***NO FEE

    LD Identification requires the interpretation of data from multiple assessments tools as well as the integration of multiple sources of data in order to make eligibility determination decisions (34 Code of Federal Regulations § 300.309. Determining the existence of a specific learning disability). During this session participants will learn about the use of Cross Battery as outlined on the Essentials of Cross Battery 3rd Edition in order to determine the presence of a Specific Learning Disability. Additionally, a step by step process for the use of the XBASS software will be reviewed with an emphasis on its use for the assessment of English Language Learners (ELLs). Guided practice will be provided.

    ***Participants MUST have thorough knowledge of XBA Essentials, must have taken XBASS Cross Battery Updates Beginner and Intermediate Level.

    Must bring: Laptop with XBASS software already loaded and Cross Battery Essentials 3rd edition book

     

    Inter Rater Reliability-ADOS 2 Follow Up                                                Presenter: Dr. Jan Schaefer                            

    March 2, 2018 #67590  (TSHA CEUs Available)                             

    8:30AM TO 4:00 PM                                              ***NO FEE for Region One Districts and Charters

    The participants will review the ADOS-2 coding conventions and severity metric

    The participants will be able to score two different modules after a live administration of each module using a consensus code

    The participants will learn how to establish and practice inter-rater reliability with a clinical reliable administrator of the ADOS-2 at the item by item level as well as on the algorithm.

    The participants will review how the ADOS-2 results fit into the overall assessment process when conducting an Autism evaluation

    PARTICIPANT MUST HAVE ADOS 2 TRAINING IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS TRAINING.

    ****There will be a $50.00 charge per day for professionals not currently employed with a Region One charter or school district.

     

     

    Autism Assessment Essentials: Diagnostic Differentials and Comorbidity

    March 30, 2018- #64681                                                                       Presenter: Brenda de la Garza

    8:30AM TO 11:45AM                                     ***NO FEE for Region One Districts and Charters

    A book study based on the “Essentials of Autism Spectrum Disorders Evaluation and Assessment” will guide participants through diagnostic basics, differentials, and comorbidity.

    A copy of the book will be provided to all participants.

    ***There will be a $25.00 charge for professionals not currently employed with a Region One charter or school district.

     

     

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    3rd Annual SPECIAL EDUCATION EVALUATION INSTITUTE

    Date: June 13-14, 2018

    Location: South Padre Island Convention Centre

     Save the Date SPI

     Keynote Speakers

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    Dr. Sam Goldstein

    Sam Goldstein, Ph.D. is a Board Certified pediatric neuropsychologist with areas of specialization in forensics, school psychology, child development and neuropsychology.

    Sam Goldstein, Ph.D., is an Assistant Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine, with expertise in school psychology, child development, and neuropsychology. He is Board certified Pediatric neuropsychologist, licensed as a psychologist and certified as a developmental disabilities evaluator in the State of Utah. He has also been nationally certified as a school psychologist by the National Association of School Psychologists. Dr. Goldstein is listed in the Council for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Attention Disorders and a former Contributing Editor to Attention Magazine. Dr. Goldstein has authored, co-edited, or co-authored 51 books, including 24 textbooks. He has also authored approximately 70 book chapters and peer-reviewed scientific research studies, and a number of psychological tests.

     

    Topics (subject to change)

    SLD, ADHD and Comorbid Disorders

    SLD and Dyslexia

    Legal Framework

    Understanding, Evaluating and Treating ASD

    Assistive Technology and Reading

    RtI for Behavior

    Transition Assessment

    Recommendations for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    Assessing Students with Low Incidence Disabilities

     

     

    Intended Audience:

    •Educational Diagnosticians

    •Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSPs)

    •School District Assessment Personnel

     

    ***FEE: $75.00

     includes Continental Breakfast, Coffee Break, Snacks, & Door Prizes