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  • Assessment in the Digital Age: What is Appropriate Clinical Practice?

    Presenter: Adam Scheller, PhD

    This webinar described research conducted to evaluate the utility of digital test administration using test formats found in widely-used psychological and speech-language tests. Equivalency studies show that test scores may be comparable whether administered via printed manual or computer screen. Options for administering the CELF-5, PPVT-4, EVT-2, GFTA-2, and PLS-5 digitally will be described.

    Date: Sep 18, 2014 

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  • Language Assessment within the SLD Identification Framework

    Presenter: Elizabeth Wiig, PhD

    This webinar will focus on interactions between measures of academic achievement (KTEA-3), cognitive ability (WISC-V), and language and communication skills (CELF-5). The presenter will first identify overlapping areas of assessment across the three assessments. Overviews of the areas evaluated by KTEA-3 and WISC-V will then be presented. The areas evaluated by CELF-5 are then presented and commonalities with KTEA-3 and WISC-V measures discussed. The potential contribution of CELF-5 results for developing a comprehensive profile of a student’s strengths and weaknesses will be discussed with reference to an existing SLD case.

    Date: Sep 04, 2014 

     
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  • Introduction to the Boehm Test of Basic Concepts-3

    Presenter: Ann E. Boehm, PhD

    This webinar will focus on evidence-based factors for teachers, school psychologists, and special educators to consider when using the test outcomes to guide instruction. Intervention planning will be explored using a developmental framework to monitor progress. A number of activities and games to play at school and at home will be presented.

    Date: Apr 17, 2014 

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  • Trends in Translation Transadaptations of English Assessments

    Date: Dec 05, 2013 

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  • Alternatives to Traditional School Discipline: Leading the Change Process

    Presenter: John Poynter

    This webinar will present how a large urban school district implemented an integrated RTI/PBIS model to change their approach to student discipline. The webinar will present the district's implementation data and results and discuss how using technology to create and monitor a consistent positive behavioral framework created more supportive discipline policies and practices. The webinar will present step by step activities that guided a successful district-wide implementation from the practitioner’s perspective.

    Date: Oct 16, 2013 

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  • Getting Started with the Concussion Vital Signs "Try It" Pilot Program: Everything You Need to Know

    Presenter: Kent Willette and Charles Shinaver

    This webinar will provided an overview of the program and you will also learn the following:
    1) How to register for the free pilot
    2) How to create student and administrator passwords
    3) How to administer baseline testing using Concussion Vital Signs
    4) How to view reports, create rosters and navigate the administrator’s portal
    5) How to access and administer the online sideline tool
    6) How Doctors can access the CVS results

    In addition, we will address FAQ’s regarding CVS and Concussion Testing in general. Finally, we will also discuss tips on managing return to play decisions.

    Date: Oct 01, 2013 

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  • Normal Bilingual Language Development or Language Disorder?

    Presenter: Alexander Quiros

    Assessing multilingual individuals is much more than just testing in two or more languages. This three part webinar series will cover many of the basic considerations when assessing multilingual individuals such as effects of culture on the testing process, selecting appropriate measures, proper use of an interpreter, and distinguishing between language disorders and normal multilingual language development. These presentations will be of benefit to both monolingual and multilingual professionals.

    Date: Jun 11, 2013 

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  • Using an Interpreter

    Presenter: Alexander Quiros

    Assessing multilingual individuals is much more than just testing in two or more languages. This three part webinar series will cover many of the basic considerations when assessing multilingual individuals such as effects of culture on the testing process, selecting appropriate measures, proper use of an interpreter, and distinguishing between language disorders and normal multilingual language development. These presentations will be of benefit to both monolingual and multilingual professionals.

    Date: Jun 04, 2013 

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  • How to effectively use and interpret computerized Neurocognitive testing: Case Studies from certified Athletic Trainers

    Presenter: Brian Coley and Tim McLane

    The webinar series "Safeguarding Student Athletes" focuses on emerging issues in concussion management as well as information on Concussion Vital Signs. Presented by experts in the field, future topics will address best practices, assessment, and other tools needed to develop and maintain a concussion management program designed for student athletes' developing brains. Some of these assessments will be offered for continuing education credit. For your convenience, we also include pdfs and recordings of past webinars. Note that CEU's are only available for live presentations.

    Date: May 29, 2013 

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  • Basics of Bilingual Assessment

    Presenter: Alexander Quiros

    Assessing multilingual individuals is much more than just testing in two or more languages. This three part webinar series will cover many of the basic considerations when assessing multilingual individuals such as effects of culture on the testing process, selecting appropriate measures, proper use of an interpreter, and distinguishing between language disorders and normal multilingual language development. These presentations will be of benefit to both monolingual and multilingual professionals.

    Date: May 28, 2013 

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  • The Role of Executive Functions in Learning to Read and Reading

    Presenter: George McCloskey PhD

    This presentation will discuss how executive functions are involved in directing and coordinating the use of multiple cognitive capacities to read words and connected text passages, discuss assessment approaches (with an emphasis on the PAL-II) for identifying executive function-related reading problems, and discuss teaching strategies for helping students compensate for the effects of executive function difficulties.

    Date: May 16, 2013 

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  • How Young Can You Test (C)APD? The Auditory Skills Assessment (ASA)

    Presenter: Donna Geffner

    Our webinars can help you better use assessments and interventions to meet the needs of your clients and students.

    Date: May 14, 2013 

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  • A Case Study: Why Does Logan Struggle with Learning and Behavior?

    Presenter: Adam Scheller, PhD

    Results of this comprehensive evaluation revealed a distinctive pattern of strengths and weaknesses in both cognitive functioning and academic achievement, so that his strengths were often undermined by specific deficits. During this webinar we will review these findings regarding Logan’s learning in detail.

    Date: Apr 23, 2013 

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  • The Neuropsychology of Mathematics: Diagnosis and Intervention

    Presenter: Steven G Feifer

    Before you can determine which interventions will be the most effective in helping a struggling learner, first you must find out the specific cause of the child’s learning problems. We are pleased to offer a new web-based seminar series that will help you answer the question, “Why is my student struggling to learn?” Based on the latest research, these sessions will provide insight on a multitude of factors that influence how a child learns.

    Date: Apr 16, 2013 

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  • Improving School Climate and Student Behavior Through Positive Behavior Supports

    Presenter: Doug Maraffa

    When you help students develop positive behaviors, you're taking a critical step in creating successful learners. We are pleased to offer a new web-based seminar series that addresses the latest topics in the field of behavior management, such as bullying, resiliency, and social skills. These sessions will assist you in selecting the best tools to identify and intervene with individual students who face behavioral challenges, implement class wide measures, and design preventative school-wide programs. Take advantage of this free series to learn more about how you can foster behaviors that will lead to academic success.

    Date: Apr 10, 2013 

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  • Using Concepts as Building Blocks of Thinking and Problem Solving

    Presenter: Ann Boehm

    Our webinars can help you better use assessments and interventions to meet the needs of your clients and students.

    Date: Apr 02, 2013 

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  • The Oral Language Acquisition Inventory, Second Edition (OLAI-2)

    Presenter: Lance M Gentile, PhD

    This is a research based assesment containing three specific areas of emphasis: Language Structures, Story Retelling and Learning Behavior. The instrument was developed, in English and Spanish, from the author's actionable studies and field work to meet the needs of many students in today's classrooms who are least experienced in these areas of development. Results provide teachers a model of measurement that translates directly to intervention. The OLAI and Inventario are very helpful for testing and teaching Tier II and III students according to the Response to Intervention (RTI) Legislation. They are sensitive enough to identify growth over short periods of time for those students who do not demonstrate anticipated progress during regular classroom instruction. The OALI and Inventario establish five stages of language development and provide a clear index of value added progress in each area of measurement across grade levels. They contain the information needed to apply results to effective teaching and intervention.

    The Oracy Instructional Guide/Guia para la instruccion de oracy is the companion to the OLAI/Inventario linking research and theory to assessment and instruction. The Guide/Guia contains a variety of appropriate activities for each stage of language development. Explicit examples of procedures and content show teachers how to modify interactions with students during intervention in oral language development, story retelling and to help students develop positive responses when learning is stressful.

    Date: Mar 18, 2013 

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  • What Is the ‘R’ and the ‘I’ in RTI: Interventions with Evidence and Determining Response

    Presenter: Kimberly Vannest

    Response to intervention programming for students at risk of emotional and behavioral problems is seen around the U.S. Identifying evidence based interventions and determining what constitutes “response” are questions that are sometimes overlooked in implementation plans. Whether you want to start a new program or refine an existing system, this session will provide valuable information about intervention and measuring response. This session will briefly overview for context a three tier model using universal screening and assessment to identify risk, then spend the majority of the session discussing critical issues for intervention selection and measurement of response. For example – “Should all students at risk receive the same standardized programming?” or “How many measures of behavior are needed before confidently determining whether or not response occurred?”. Session leader Kimberly Vannest will approach this topic based on both the empirical research and her experiences across states and districts, and the tens of thousands of students in these programs.

    Date: Feb 05, 2013 

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  • Assessing Oral Language Development and Early Literacy

    Presenter: Adam Scheller

    During this webinar, Adam will review relevant research regarding the correlation of oral language acquisition with reading, as well as the key pre‐reading skills necessary for children to become effective readers. We will discuss a process for assessment wand case study using the Oral Language Acquisition Inventory, 2nd edition and Woodcock Reading Master Test, 3rd edition.

    Date: Jan 23, 2013 

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  • PLS-5: Administration, Scoring, and Interpretation

    Presenter: Nancy Castilleja, MA CCC-SLP & Chien (Shannon) Wang, MA CCC-SLP

    This webinar will provide current PLS-5 information as well as answers to clinicians’ frequently asked questions about administration, scoring, and interpretation.

    Date: Aug 30, 2012 

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  • Language, Literacy, & Learning Behavior: A Design for Change

    Presenter: Lance M. Gentile

    The numbers of children who have not acquired the foundations of language for learning in school have multiplied. The author will discuss the role of parents and professionals in teaching children the language, literacy, and learning behavior skills needed to be successful in school.

    Date: Oct 20, 2011 

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  • The Challenges of Basic Concept Assessment/Intervention

    Presenter: Ann E. Boehm

    Information and tools to help children develop--without compromising the childhood experience.

    Date: Oct 18, 2011 

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  • How Seasoned Districts Succeed Through Buy-In, Relationships, and Data (Session 2)

    Presenter: Lisa Langell, Amber Del Gaiso, Regina Pierce, Amy Piper, Melissa Chin, and Randy Haack

    Join us for a unique opportunity to learn from four diverse districts that have implemented Response to Intervention (RTI) successfully for up to 16 years. The presenters will discuss achieving implementation success via relationship-building, obtaining buy-in, professional development, and using data via team-based approaches. They will welcome discussion while also sharing advice, results-driven practices, and thoughtful planning to overcome challenges with RTI implementation.

    Date: Oct 12, 2011 

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  • DELV: Who is the Test for and How is it Useful?

    Presenter: Jill de Villers PhD, Peter de Villiers PhD, Tom Roeper PhD

    While DELV addresses dialect issues in language testing, it is appropriate for mainstream English speakers as well. Subtests unique to DELV (e.g., wh-question asking, fast mapping, narrative, quantifiers) complement other assessments and are important indicators for SLPs designing interventions.

    Date: Oct 12, 2011 

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  • Preschool Language Scales-5: Assessing Language from 0-7 (reprise)

    Presenter: Nancy Castilleja, Senior Product Manager with Pearson

    Our webinars can help you better use assessments and interventions to meet the needs of your clients and students.

    Date: Sep 09, 2011 

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  • Using Oral Language to Help Adolescent Readers and Writers

    Presenter: Kathleen T. Williams

    Our webinars can help you better use assessments and interventions to meet the needs of your clients and students.

    Date: Sep 07, 2011 

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  • Goldman-Fristoe 2: Research, Administration, and Interpretation

    Presenter: Ronald Goldman

    This webinars can help you better use assessments and interventions to meet the needs of your clients and students as it focuses on Goldman-Fristoe 2: Research, Administration, and Interpretation.

    Date: Aug 25, 2011 

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  • Build a Foundation for Treatment in the First Weeks of School

    Presenter: Sarah James

    Our webinars can help you better use assessments and interventions to meet the needs of your students.

    Date: Aug 08, 2011 

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  • Answering Tough Questions in CELF-4 Diagnosis and Interpretation.

    Presenter: Elisabeth H. Wiig, PhD

    CELF-4 uses a comprehensive multi-level process model for evaluating language disorders in school-age children. This seminar provides clinicians the opportunity to ask the tough questions that arise when interpreting test results. Clinicians are encouraged to submit questions about specific cases or about subtests or scores before the session.

    Date: Mar 05, 2010 

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