Available Workshop Offerings
Principles and Methods of Cross-Battery Assessment 3rd Edition BEGINNER LEVEL
This workshop will provide BASIC instruction and guidance in using and applying the current principles of Cross-Battery Assessment, 3rd Edition (XBA3) including use of the software suite (i.e., DMIA 2.0, PSW-A 1.0, C-LIM 2.0) which are designed to facilitate and automate the process of validating assessment results. Participants will be given instruction in a step-by-step manner covering the foundations of CHC theory and instruction on the use of the XBA3 software in conducting evaluations. In addition, a guided case study will be presented which illustrates the application of XBA and use of the software tools in the evaluation of a learning disability.
Legal Framework updates
The Legal Framework goes through changes as new legislation is approved. During this presentation participants learn how to navigate the Legal Framework site and how to use it as a resource. Activities to understand the Procedural Safeguards and the Parent’s Guide to the ARD process are included within the presentation.
XBASS Q&A-Cross Battery and SLD Identification INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
During this session participants will learn about frequently asked questions related to cross battery using the XBASS software. Troubleshooting will be discussed. Participants are encouraged to submit questions in advance.
Culturally Diverse Practices for Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSPs)
The position statement on assessment published by the National Association of School Psychologists (2009) emphasized that, "School psychologists consider diversity. They consider and adapt assessment practices to ensure fair and valid data collection and data use". In this professional development session, LSSPs will be provided with research on the impact of second language acquisition on English Language Learners (ELLs). The information provided by the presenter will focus on the principles and strategies that evaluation personnel must employ for culturally fair and appropriate assessment practices in the assessment of English Language Learners for the presence of disabilities. The length of the training is 3 hours, which meets the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists requirement for three hours annually of training in cultural diversity. (For LSSPs).
Designing A Sudent's Profile
Ensure ARD recommendations are individualized and appropriate to meet student specific area(s) of need which are supported by evidence and multiple sources of relevant data (FIE, interviews, observations, benchmark, daily progress, etc.) to access and progress in the General Curriculum.
Foundational Skills for Special Education Evaluation Personnel New to the Field
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 2015 - 2016 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.