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  • Getting Started with Q-interactive: Onboarding for SLPs

    Presenter: Jarett Lehner

    Overview

    Q-interactive is Pearson's platform for administering and scoring individually-administered tests digitally. The presenter will demonstrate how an SLP can use the system in their practice. A sample assessment process will show how to set up iPads, create clients, assign a test battery, administer tests on the Assess app, generate score reports, and access support materials. If you are already a Q-interactive user, log-in to Q-interactive before the session and you can follow along while the presenter demonstrates each process.

    Learner Outcomes

    As a result of this activity, the participants will be able to:

    1. Identify the differences between Q-interactive Central and Q-interactive Demonstrate the Q-interactive Assess and the assessment steps that occur within each one.
    2. Navigate the Q-interactive Assess app and perform actions such as: score test items, display stimuli on the Client/Stimuli iPad, listen to audio recording, and edit test items.
    3. Complete an assessment session in Q-interactive Assess and successfully score a report on Qinteractive Central.
    4. Connect and use the on-demand training resources and test material on the Support tab of Qinteractive Central

    Time-ordered Agenda - Eastern Time Zone

    12:00 to 12:05 pm - Intro to Q-interactive

    12:05 to 12:20 pm - Preparing the Assessment Session: Overview of Q-interactive Central

    12:20 to 12:25 pm - Connectivity: Reviewing iPad Setting

    12:25 to 1:00 pm - Administering Assessments: Overview of Q-interactive Assess

    1:00 to 1:15 pm - Reviewing Test Results: Reviewing Items and Generating Reports on Q-interactive Central

    1:15 to 1:20 pm - Resources: Support Material

    1:20 to 1:30 pm - Questions and Answers

    This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area.)

    Date: Jun 13, 2018 

     
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  • Review 360

    Presenter: Sydney Herndon

    Need help improving behavior and school climate at your school or district? Do you need consistency in your data collection methods from school to school? Do you want to identify students in need of behavioral support? If so, Review360 is the tool for you.

    Our solutions for general education applications support educators with professional development, intervention strategies, progress monitoring, and real-time reports and analyses to better promote positive behavioral outcomes. With these tools in place, students spend more time in the classroom learning therein increasing academic success, and administrators are better able to make decisions based on real-time data to support students and teachers.

    This webinar will discuss the features of the Review360 solutions and share some of the data we’ve collected over the years working with our long-time customers to improve outcomes for all students.

    Date: Jun 12, 2018 

     
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  • Identifying Young Children at Risk: Top Ten Predictors

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD, HSP-P

    Typical preschool-age children do a number of things with amazing skill. They dress themselves, brush their teeth, and wash their hands. They run, climb, hop, kick, bounce a ball, and ride a tricycle. They manipulate blocks and books, and they use crayons and pencils to write and draw. They interact appropriately with adults and peers, and they understand and use language. These skills and behaviors provide the foundation for classroom learning.

    Unfortunately, not all students begin school having mastered the skills, knowledge, and behavior that will enable them to develop academic, behavioral, and social competence. These students may require early intervening services and supports in order to succeed in the classroom.

    This webinar will describe the top ten predictors early childhood educators use to identify young children at risk for academic failure. The presenter will use data from the DIAL-4 to identify the interventions and supports a child needs.

    Date: Jun 07, 2018 

     
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  • Case Demonstrations Using the MMPI-2-RF Police Candidate Interpretive Report (PCIR)

    Presenter: Dave Corey, PhD, ABPP

    This advanced webinar focuses on using the MMPI-2-RF Police Candidate Interpretive Report (PCIR) in combination with measures of normal personality, collateral/background information, and clinical interview findings to determine a candidate’s psychological suitability for police work. Additional topics will include legal considerations and best practices. Use of the PCIR in these assessments will be illustrated by the application of a comprehensive model that integrates diverse findings from actual case materials.

    This webinar is designed for individuals familiar with the MMPI-2-RF – for example, those who have attended the MMPI-2-RF: Basic Overview webinar or the MMPI-2-RF: Police and Law Enforcement webinar. CE credits are offered for attending the live webinar session.

    PCIR Webinar/Workshop Evaluation Form

    Date: Jun 07, 2018 

     
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  • Adaptive Behavior Profiles in Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Presenter: Celine Saulnier, Ph.D.

    Deficits in adaptive behavior are, by definition, criteria for Intellectual Disability. Yet in autism, adaptive delays tend to be above and beyond what would be expected based on cognitive impairments, alone. This gap between cognition and adaptive behavior appears to widen with age and impedes functional independence into adulthood. Moreover, patterns of strengths and weaknesses within adaptive domains raise concerns about the use of composite scores that wash out significant differences. This presentation will outline these profiles of adaptive behavior and discuss the importance of assessing for and teaching adaptive skills from initial diagnosis of ASD throughout the lifespan. 

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Define adaptive behavior & differentiate adaptive behavior from cognition or ability
    2. Describe common profiles of adaptive functioning in ASD for individuals with and without cognitive impairment
    3. Identify effective treatment strategies for enhancing adaptive functioning

    Date: Jun 06, 2018 

     
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  • Cognitive Assessment of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD, HSP-P

    The approximately 4.6 million culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students in US schools face a unique set of challenges. They must navigate everyday conversations, develop proficiency in the cognitive academic language that will enable them to understand curriculum content in English, and achieve the same academic standards that all students are expected to meet.

    To meet content and achievement standards, some CLD students require specialized instruction because of an identified disability. When cognitive ability is among the defining characteristics for a disability category, it is important to consider the non-cognitive factors that can affect the performance of CLD students on cognitive tests. This one-hour webinar will describe cultural and linguistic factors clinicians must consider when assessing cognitive abilities of CLD students. The presenter will use examples from work with young children, but the information shared during the presentation will be applicable to bilingual and multi-lingual individuals of all ages.

    Date: May 31, 2018 

     
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  • The Metalinguistic Bridge: Language Competence and Classroom Success

    Presenter: Wayne Secord, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

    Overview

    The ability to use one's communication and language system as a tool is an essential aspect of school-age language competence. This session will provide an overview of metalinguistic awareness, stages of development, and its impact on every-day classroom performance. Information about improving students' metalinguistic skills and strategies will be presented using two case studies that utilize (1) the use and interpretation of the CELF-5 Test of Metalinguistics (Wiig and Secord, 2014) to assess metalinguistic competence, and (2) practical classroom-based assessment strategies to accurately describe the every-day things students struggle do, say, make and use in the school curriculum. Participants who attend this program will leave with new perspectives on clinical and educational assessment as well as with practical strategies they can put to use right away.

    Learner Outcomes

    After the completion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

    1. Illustrate how students with marginal oral language test scores might perform on the CELF-5 Test of Metalinguistics.
    2. Describe how students with poor to marginal metalinguistic skills might impact classroom-based language and learning.
    3. Describe how practical classroom assessment focuses on what students struggle to do, say, make and use in school.

    Time-ordered Agenda

    2:00 to 2:25 pm - Metalinguistic Ability (What it is; How Important is It?)

    2:25 to 2:40 pm - Case Study Example – 3rd Grade Student

    2:40 to 2:55 pm - Case Study Example – 8th Grade Student

    2:55 to 3:00 pm - Question and Answer

    This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area.)

    Date: May 29, 2018 

     
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  • Review360

    Presenter: Sydney Herndon

    Need help improving behavior and school climate at your school or district? Do you need consistency in your data collection methods from school to school? Do you want to identify students in need of behavioral support? If so, Review360 is the tool for you.

    Our solutions for general education applications support educators with professional development, intervention strategies, progress monitoring, and real-time reports and analyses to better promote positive behavioral outcomes. With these tools in place, students spend more time in the classroom learning therein increasing academic success, and administrators are better able to make decisions based on real-time data to support students and teachers.

    This webinar will discuss the features of the Review360 solutions and share some of the data we’ve collected over the years working with our long-time customers to improve outcomes for all students.

    Date: May 24, 2018 

     
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  • Assessing Personality Disorders with the MMPI-2-RF

    Presenter: Martin Sellbom, PhD

    The MMPI-2-RF scales measure a wide range of psychological constructs many of which are relevant to personality disorders. This webinar will cover an empirically validated mapping of MMPI-2-RF scales onto the 10 personality disorders listed in the DSM-5. Basic links between the MMPI-2-RF and the alternative model for personality disorders (in DSM-5 Section III) will be covered as well.  The webinar will conclude with a brief case example.

    Prior to attending this webinar it is recommended that you have attended the MMPI-2-RF: Basic Overview webinar or that you have an understanding of the empirical foundations of the MMPI-2-RF.

    Date: May 23, 2018 

     
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  • Using the Millon Behavioral Medicine Diagnostic (MBMD) in Bariatric Surgery

    Presenter: Michael H. Antoni, PhD

    Obesity affects about 78 million Americans, and about 24 million have morbid or severe obesity, placing them at major health risk. Bariatric surgery can enable patients to achieve significant weight loss as well as improvement in obesity-related conditions such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and sleep apnea. However, the effectiveness of bariatric surgery depends on many patient factors including demographic variables, co-morbid conditions (e.g, affective and psychiatric disorders), health behaviors, cognitive appraisals, coping strategies, and available resources.

    The Millon Behavioral Medicine Diagnostic (MBMD) helps assess psychosocial factors that may support or interfere with a patient’s course of medical treatment. This webinar will describe how the MBMD was developed and how its’ specialized Bariatric Report can be used as part of a comprehensive evaluation to identify patient assets and liabilities to tailor a treatment plan that will optimize post-operative outcomes.

    Date: May 22, 2018 

     
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  • Assessing the Costs and Savings of Q-interactive: A Private Practitioner's Perspective

    Presenter: James Henke and Jeremy Sharp, PhD

    As a new or veteran psychologist, the question of taking your practice digital may cross your mind. You may want to weigh the benefits and drawbacks of what this could mean for you and your clients. Jeremy Sharp, PhD and licensed psychologist, did just that when he made the move to Q-interactive five years ago for his thriving assessment practice. Listen to Sharp talk about the decision to transition and savings he experienced. Bring your questions as there will be a time for Q&A.

    Date: May 09, 2018 

     
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  • Vital Vocabulary for Every Age: Transitioning to Work or College

    Presenter: Kathleen Williams, Ph.D.

    Overview

    The Vital Vocabulary for Every Age webinar series provides clinicians with key information about vocabulary knowledge at three stages of a person's life: the preschool years, primary and middle grades, and high school. Part 3 of the series will focus on vocabulary knowledge needed by high school students, with emphasis on transition to college or work. The presenter will share information about the research supporting the value of comprehensive word knowledge as well as age-appropriate strategies for developing that vocabulary for the high school students on your caseload.

    Learner Outcomes

    As a result of this activity, the participants will be able to:

    1. Summarize for instructional team members the research that supports the value of a rich and broad knowledge of vocabulary throughout a person's lifespan
    2. Demonstrate age-appropriate vocabulary development activities for high school students
    3. Implement a course of vocabulary development for students in high school and those transitioning to work and/or college that can be shared directly with students, as well as parents and teachers   

    Time-ordered Agenda - Eastern Time Zone

    1:00 to 1:05 pm - Overview

    1:05 to 1:20 pm - Review of relevant research on the value of vocabulary knowledge for high school students

    1:20 to 1:55 pm - Age-appropriate and research-based strategies for developing high school students' vocabulary skills

    1:55 to 2:00 pm - Wrap-up and questions

    This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area.)

    Date: May 09, 2018 

     
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  • BASC-3 Interventions & Skill Building Guide

    Presenter: Kimberly Vannest, PhD

    The Intervention Webinar will overview a multi-tier system of support for prevention, early intervention, and tertiary intervention for emotional and behavior problems of children and youth. The BASC-3 Intervention Guide is a comprehensive collection of evidence based interventions from the professional literature of education, psychology, and medicine.

    Date: May 08, 2018 

     
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  • ADHD: Behavior Management and Tools to Assess and Monitor Progress

    Presenter: Peter C Entwistle, PhD and Chris Huzinec, MS

    This is the second in a series of webinars focused on the subject of ADHD. Previously we presented the new criteria for a diagnosis based on DSM-V. We examined the prevalence, the severity and co-morbidity of ADHD, and the trajectory of ADHD over a lifetime. Now we will take a closer look at the treatment of ADHD, specifically the behavior management of children with the disorder. We discuss the following questions:

    • What do they need to help them succeed?
    • What are the behavioral treatments and school based interventions?
    • How can assessments be used to guide these efforts?
    • What are the findings of meta-analyses on behavioral treatment? Does it work?
    • What can be done in the classroom to help them learn?

    Lastly we will also look at rating scales, task oriented tools to assess attention and programs to boost working memory and monitor progress.

    Date: May 03, 2018 

     
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  • Using GFTA-3 Spanish Scores and Mastery Data to Inform Diagnostic Decisions

    Presenter: Marie Sepulveda, MA, CCC-SLP

    Overview

    This webinar will provide information about how GFTA-3 Spanish test scores, combined with research data showing age of emergence vs. mastery of speech sounds, provides clinicians with data needed to make meaningful interpretations of test results and convey results in a meaningful way to stakeholders.

    Learner Outcomes

    After the completion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

    1. Describe why it is important to examine an individual's speech sound productions in multiple word contexts rather than in a single instance in each position of the word.
    2. Explain how to use age-and sex-based information provided in the Record Form to determine if an individual is learning to produce developmentally appropriate speech sounds at either an emerging or mastery level.
    3. Explain how to use information in the Record Form to identify the age at which speech sounds should be produced correctly at least 85% of the time.    

    Time-ordered Agenda - Eastern Time Zone

    1:00 to 1:10 pm - Overview of the GFTA-3 Spanish

    1:10 to 1:20 pm - GFTA-3 Spanish Administration

    1:20 to 1:55 pm - GFTA-3 Spanish Interpretation

    1:55 to 2:00 pm - Question and Answer

    This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area.)

    Date: May 02, 2018 

     
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  • Improving Patient Outcomes by Evaluating Health Psychology Factors

    Presenter: Anne-Marie Kimbell, PhD, MSEd

    Evaluating the presence and impact of biopsychosocial factors in healthcare can have a positive impact on patient outcomes. Healthcare practitioners are sometimes aware of these factors but would benefit from including methods of assessing them objectively in their normal practice. This webinar provides an overview of health-related biopsychosocial factors and discusses how this data can help understand the factors that can impact illness and treatment, select treatments, and track progress to improve your clients' health and overall treatment outcomes. Several specific measures that are beneficial in the healthcare environment will be discussed.

    Date: Apr 26, 2018 

     
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  • New WISC-V Nonexpressive and Nonmotor Composite and Index Scores: WISC-V Accessibility for Children with Expressive and/or Motor Difficulties through the WISC-V Integrated

    Presenter: Susan Engi Raiford, PhD

    This webinar is designed to inform practitioners how to adjust WISC-V use for children with expressive or motor difficulties. The WISC-V and WISC-V Integrated can be used to derive new WISC-V composite and index scores that are designed for the challenging situations that arise when assessing children with expressive language and/or motor difficulties.

    Explore these new composite scores, based on the WISC-V and WISC-V Integrated standardization data, and learn to improve practical utility for these specific clinical situations. The new composite and index scores will be applied to clinical vignettes, and practitioners will learn about how to obtain and interpret these new scores.

    Date: Apr 25, 2018 

     
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  • BASC-3 FLEX Monitor

    Presenter: Cecil Reynolds, PhD

    The BASC-3 Flex Monitor is a revolutionary new tool that will allow psychologists to develop and apply unique self-report and behavior rating scales with known psychometric qualities that are then normed against the BASC-3 nationally standardization sample. Psychologists may design such forms for unique cases for applications in following the progress of any given case (N=1) or may develop a specialized self-report or behavior rating scale for parents and/or teachers that is applicable to children and youth in specific programs within a school or clinic setting, designed specifically to match the treatment goals of the program. The current webinar will focus on the development and clinical applications of this unique technology as a means to improve treatment outcome as well as improve programs for intervention with individuals with emotional and behavioral disorders. Specific instruction regarding the development of individualized forms by the clinician will be provided along with evaluating reliable change and the sharing of forms across clinicians within a common account system.

    Date: Apr 24, 2018 

     
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  • Overview of the Brown EF/A Scales

    Presenter: Thomas E. Brown, PhD

    This webinar provides an introduction to the newly-updated, revised and re-normed Brown Executive Function/Attention Scales that can be used to screen, assess and monitor executive function impairments and ADHD across the lifespan. The webinar will describe new features along with administration and reporting functionalities. Dr. Brown will also explain how these unique scales address situational variability of ADHD-related executive functions in preschoolers, children, adolescents and adults.

    Date: Apr 23, 2018 

     
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  • Using the SSIS SEL Assessments and Intervention to Improve Elementary Students Self-Management Skills

    Presenter: Stephen N. Elliott, PhD

    This webinar focuses on SEL assessment and intervention (Tiers 1 or 2) to improve key SEL self-management skills – Listen to Others, Follow Rules, Stay Calm with Others, and Express Feelings Appropriately – of elementary students. The use of the SSIS Screening and Progress Monitoring Scales and the SSIS SEL Classwide Intervention Program (CIP) will be modeled and outcome evidence illustrated regarding their effectiveness presented within a Triple-Positive (increase SEL skills, decrease problem behaviors, and increase academic engagement) Theory of Change.

    Date: Apr 20, 2018 

     
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  • Vineland-3 Case Studies for Neurodevelopmental Disorders

    Presenter: Celine Saulnier, PhD

    This webinar will provide an overview of Vineland-3 profiles in common neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, intellectual disability, ADHD, learning disabilities, and genetic disorders. Specific case examples will be discussed that include sample summary reports and recommendations for treatment and interventions.

    Date: Apr 18, 2018 

     
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  • After Dyslexia Screening: There’s Work to Be Done—Let’s go!

    Presenter: Jan Wasowicz, Ph,D., CCC-SLP

    Overview

    Universal screening for dyslexia is an important first step in identifying and helping students with dyslexia and other language-based reading and writing problems. It's what happens after the screening that determines if identified students receive the intervention they need to achieve the outcomes all stakeholders want to see. In this webinar, you'll learn how to precisely match diagnostic assessment data with specific multi-linguistic lessons and activities that target the individual student's underlying linguistic deficits and remediate reading and writing deficits using structured literacy intervention. You'll become familiar with how to use this multi-linguistic intervention program to monitor student progress and how to use the collected data for informed decision-making.

    Learner Outcomes

    As a result of this activity, the participants will be able to:

    1. State the goal of each of four steps in the process of identifying and remediating students with dyslexia and name at least one tool that may be used to accomplish each stated goal.
    2. Explain a general limitation of standardized diagnostic tests for planning targeted intervention and provide one specific example.
    3. Describe one prescriptive assessment tool that precisely matches intervention with a student's underlying linguistic deficits; explain how to use that tool to deliver targeted multi-linguistic intervention.
    4. Describe the recommended progression through a targeted, multi-linguistic intervention program, including collection of progress monitoring data, and describe the expected outcomes when implementing this approach.  

    Time-ordered Agenda - Eastern Time Zone

    12:00 to 12:10 pm - Introduction; Overview of the multistep process of identifying and remediating students with dyslexia and other language-based reading and writing problems

    12:10 to 12:20 pm - Review a sample summary of dyslexia assessment data and discuss limitations for planning targeted intervention

    12:20 to 12:55 pm - Examine a multi-linguistic intervention program; discuss how each linguistic component is targeted, as needed, to meet the individual student's instructional needs, how progress is monitored while using the program, and what outcomes can be expected.

    12:55 to 1:00 pm - Questions and Answers

    This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area.)

    Date: Apr 18, 2018 

     
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  • Attemo Interpretation using Case Studies

    Presenter: Peter C Entwistle, PhD

    This webinar will provide a brief overview of Attemo: a new objective measure of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. The presenter will describe Attemo, its administration specifications and report interpretation guidelines. Case examples will be used to illustrate applications of the instrument in various settings and across different age groups. By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to review Attemo results and interpret test findings.

    Date: Apr 17, 2018 

     
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  • Use of the MMPI-2-RF in the Evaluation of Spine Surgery and Spinal Cord Stimulator Candidates

    Presenter: Andrew R. Block, PhD, ABPP

    The MMPI-2-RF is used in medical settings to assess patients and design effective treatment strategies based on personality and behavioral characteristics that may impact patient care and surgical outcomes. In this webinar, Dr. Block discusses the use of the MMPI-2-RF in pre-surgical evaluations of spine and spinal cord stimulator candidates. He will discuss the extensive clinical research base supporting use of the MMPI-2-RF in these high-risk interventions, and introduce the newest, empirically based MMPI-2-RF reports, the Spine Surgery Candidate Interpretive Report (Spine-CIR) and Spinal Cord Stimulator Candidate Interpretive Report (Stim-CIR), that will assist you in accurately and efficiently evaluating surgical candidates.

    Prior to registering for this webinar it is recommended that you have attended the MMPI-2-RF: Basic Overview webinar or have an understanding of the empirical foundations of the MMPI-2-RF.

    Date: Apr 12, 2018 

     
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  • MMPI-2-RF: Forensic Practice Briefing

    Presenter: Martin Sellbom, PhD

    This webinar presentation focus is on the MMPI-2-RF use in the Forensic Practice.

    Composed of 338 items, with the RC (Restructured Clinical) Scales at its core, the MMPI-2-RF builds on the strengths of the MMPI®-2. It features 51 new and revised empirically validated scales and takes only 35-50 minutes to administer. The MMPI-2-RF was released in August 2008.

    The MMPI-2-RF aids clinicians in the assessment of mental disorders, identification of specific problem areas, and treatment planning in a variety of settings. In forensic evaluations, the test can be used to help:

    • Assess the test-taking approach.  Specifically, evaluate the test-taker's ability to respond relevantly and consistently to the test items and identify over- and under-reporting.
    • Assess major symptoms of psychopathology, personality characteristics, and behavioral proclivities.
    • Give strong empirical foundation for expert testimony.

    Date: Apr 11, 2018 

     
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  • Vital Vocabulary for Every Age: Building Academic Vocabulary Grades 1-8

    Presenter: Kathleen Williams, Ph.D.

    Overview

    The Vital Vocabulary for Every Age webinar series provides clinicians with key information about vocabulary knowledge at three stages of a person's life: the preschool years, primary and middle grades, and high school. Part 2 of the series will focus on vocabulary knowledge needed by primary and middle grade students, with emphasis on using morphology to expand appropriate word usage and developing a strong academic lexical store. The presenter will share information about the research supporting the value of comprehensive word knowledge as well as age-appropriate strategies for developing that vocabulary for primary and middle grade students on your caseload

    Learner Outcomes

    As a result of this activity, the participants will be able to:

    1. Summarize for instructional team members the research that supports the value of a rich and broad knowledge of vocabulary throughout a person's lifespan
    2. Demonstrate age-appropriate vocabulary development activities for primary and middle school students
    3. Implement a course of academic vocabulary development for students in the primary and middle grades that can be shared with parents and teachers    

    Time-ordered Agenda - Eastern Time Zone

    1:00 to 1:05 pm - Overview

    1:05 to 1:20 pm - Review of relevant research on the value of vocabulary knowledge for primary and middle school students

    1:20 to 1:55 pm - Age-appropriate and research-based strategies for developing primary and middle school students' vocabulary skills

    1:55 to 2:00 pm - Wrap-up and questions

    This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area.)

    Date: Apr 11, 2018 

     
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  • MMPI-2-RF: Use in Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders

    Presenter: Paul A. Arbisis, PhD, ABAP, ABPP

    The MMPI-2-RF is frequently used as part of a comprehensive evaluation of trauma-exposed individuals to aid in diagnostic formulation and treatment planning. In this webinar, Dr. Arbisi will discuss the utility of the MMPI-2-RF in assessing trauma-related conditions and how dysfunctional emotional and behavioral response to stressors can be identified and characterized. Further, the utility of the MMPI-2-RF in identifying common trauma-related co-morbid conditions will be illustrated. Finally, specific MMPI-2-RF scales associated with compliance and trauma-specific interventions will be reviewed and implications for treatment planning will be discussed.

    Prior to attending this webinar it is recommended that you have attended the MMPI-2-RF: Basic Overview webinar or that you have an understanding of the empirical foundations of the MMPI-2-RF.

    Date: Apr 05, 2018 

     
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  • The Value of Q-interactive for Schools

    Presenter: James Henke, Tyson Zitzow

    Join School Psychologist, Tyson Zitzow and Q-interactive expert, James Henke, on Thursday, April 5th at 9am ET for The Value of Q-interactive for Schools Webinar for Schools. Tyson, a current user of Q-interactive will provide feedback on his school district’s experience with the iPad based platform. James will walk through the ins and outs of the digital interface. Come with your questions for James and Tyson as there will be time for Q & A.

    Date: Apr 05, 2018 

     
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  • Vital Vocabulary for Every Age: Word Building in the Preschool Years

    Presenter: Kathleen Williams, Ph.D.

    Overview

    The Vital Vocabulary for Every Age webinar series provides clinicians with key information about vocabulary knowledge at three stages of a person's life: the preschool years, primary and middle grades, and high school. Part 1 of the series will focus on vocabulary knowledge needed by preschool children, with emphasis on developing phonological awareness and words about print and instruction. The presenter will share information about the research supporting the value of comprehensive word knowledge as well as age-appropriate strategies for developing that vocabulary for the preschool children on your caseload.

    Learner Outcomes

    As a result of this activity, the participants will be able to:

    1. Summarize for instructional team members the research that supports the value of a rich and broad knowledge of vocabulary throughout a person's lifespan.
    2. Demonstrate age-appropriate vocabulary development activities for preschool children.
    3. Implement a course of vocabulary development for children up to and including age 5 that can be shared with parents, caregivers, and teachers  

    Time-ordered Agenda - Eastern Time Zone

    1:00 to 1:05 pm - Overview

    1:05 to 1:20 pm - Review of relevant research on the value of vocabulary knowledge for preschool children

    1:20 to 1:55 pm - Age-appropriate and research-based strategies for developing preschool children's vocabulary skills

    1:55 to 2:00 pm - Wrap-up and questions

    This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area.)

    Date: Mar 29, 2018 

     
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  • RehaCom for TBI/Stroke Rehabilitation

    Presenter: Peter C Entwistle, PhD, Anne-Marie Kimbell, PhD, MSEd

    Cognitive rehabilitation for TBI/Stroke victims my include computerized therapies provided under the guidance of a trained clinician to support the improvement of cognitive deficits in attention, memory, executive functions and visual field. RehaCom is a computerized cognitive therapy tool that provides deficit-specific therapies focused on the rehabilitation of patients with cognitive impairment. This webinar will describe RehaCom and the evidence for use in the cognitive rehabilitation of patients with TBI/stroke.

    Date: Mar 28, 2018 

     
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  • An Overview of ADHD

    Presenter: Peter C Entwistle, PhD, Chris Huzinec

    In this introductory overview webinar we will review the new criteria for the diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in DSM-5 and changes from the earlier DSM. We will also discuss the prevalence of the disorder, the characteristics of ADHD, and the adverse impact of cognitive and executive deficits on learning and achievement. Severity and co-morbidity of symptoms will also be explored.

    After this webinar you will know the answers to the following questions:

    • Are there rule outs?
    • What is the experience of a child or adolescent like with a diagnosis of ADHD?
    • What obstacles and problems do they face as they go through school and college?
    • What other problems are seen in children with ADHD?
    • What do they need to help them succeed?

    Date: Mar 22, 2018 

     
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  • MMPI-2-RF: Basic Overview

    Presenter: Dustin B. Wygant, PhD

    This webinar presentation provides a brief overview of the rationale for, and methods used to develop the MMPI-2-RF, and the various materials available to score and interpret the test. 

    Composed of 338 items, with the RC (Restructured Clinical) Scales at its core, the MMPI-2-RF builds on the strengths of the MMPI®-2. It features 51 new and revised empirically validated scales and takes only 35-50 minutes to administer. The MMPI-2-RF was released in August 2008.

    The MMPI-2-RF aids clinicians in the assessment of mental disorders, identification of specific problem areas, and treatment planning in a variety of settings. The test can be used to help:

    • Assess major symptoms of psychopathology, personality characteristics, and behavioral proclivities.
    • Evaluate participants in substance abuse programs and select appropriate treatment approaches.
    • Assess medical patients and design effective treatment strategies, including chronic pain management.
    • Provide valuable insight for marriage and family counseling.
    • Support classification, treatment, and management decisions in criminal justice and correctional settings.
    • Identify high-risk candidates in public safety screening and selection settings.
    • Give strong empirical foundation for expert testimony in forensic evaluations.

    Date: Mar 21, 2018 

     
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  • BASC-3 BESS

    Presenter: Randy Kamphaus, PhD

    This webinar will introduce the user to the uses and structure of the BESS Teacher, Student Self-Report, and Parent forms for early detection of behavioral and emotional risk in schools and other settings. Practical issues of administration time, choice of informant, and limited impact on educational personnel and instructional time. Use of BESS results for prevention and intervention practices in schools, progress monitoring, and administrative decision making will be discussed.

    Date: Mar 20, 2018 

     
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  • Cognitive and Linguistic Assessment for SLPs and OTs

    Presenter: Anne-Marie Kimbell, Ph.D., MSEd., Shelley Hughes, Occupational Therapist and Tina Eichstadt, MS CCC-SLP

    Overview

    Increasingly, interprofessional practice (IPP) between SLPs and OTs in rehabilitation settings requires greater collaboration and discussion of tool choices and decision-making points in time. A model of work from screening and diagnostic assessment to intervention and progress monitoring will be described in this session. Specific tools will be used as examples for this overall collaborative workflow to illustrate the connections between stages of work and professionals. SLPs and OTs can work together to select the appropriate tools for patients/clients throughout this workflow and interpret data clearly and accurately for communication with the larger healthcare system as well as patients and families.

    Learner Outcomes

    Based on the content of the webinar, participants will be able to:

    1. Describe the SAIM (Screen, Assess, Intervene, and Monitor) model.
    2. Discuss the collaboration between SLPs and OTs in rehabilitation settings.
    3. Discuss the selection of specific assessment tools for use by SLPs and OTs in rehabilitation settings.

    Time-ordered Agenda

    2:00 to 2:05pm - Introduction

    2:05 to 2:15 pm - SLP/OT role in Rehabilitation

    2:15 to 2:55 pm - SAIM model

    2:55 to 3:00 pm - Questions & Answers

    This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area.)

    AOTA CEUs/Contact Hours: 0.1 AOTA CEUs/1 contact hour

    Date: Mar 15, 2018 

     
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  • Cognitive Rehabilitation for TBI/Stroke victims

    Presenter: Peter C Entwistle, PhD, Anne-Marie Kimbell, PhD, MSEd

    Traumatic brain injury and stroke are leading causes of brain injury in the US. Rehabilitation after brain injuries is not only aimed at rehabilitation of physical deficits but is also focused on improving the resulting cognitive deficits. Cognitive rehabilitation includes a range of therapies focused on improving deficits in attention, memory, executive functioning, visual spatial processing, and visual field, and to enhancing functioning and quality of life in patients with deficits in those domains. This webinar will discuss the impact of deficits in the cognitive domains and the contribution of cognitive rehabilitation activities.

    Date: Mar 14, 2018 

     
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  • Vineland-3 Overview

    Presenter: Celine Saulnier, PhD

    This one-hour webinar will be led by author Celine Saulnier will introduce the newest version of the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, Third Edition (Vineland-3). This reliable assessment offers three basic formats—Interview, Parent/Caregiver Rating, and Teacher Rating. Attend this webinar to learn more about it and preview the significant updates we’ve included in the new edition.

    Date: Mar 07, 2018 

     
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  • How Do Speech and Language Difficulties Impact Learning?

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, Ph.D.

    Overview

    In the school setting, we expect children to learn the skills and concepts that are identified as important for a specific grade level. Speech and language are essential components of the learning process. To receive and make sense of the information the teacher is presenting, children must understand words and sentences. To demonstrate that they have acquired the information, they must produce words to show that they can retrieve information from memory. This webinar will describe how difficulties with understanding and producing language can impact children's performance in the classroom.

    Learner Outcomes

    As a result of this activity, the participants will be able to:

    1. Describe the role of language in the learning process;
    2. Identify how a weakness in language can impact classroom performance;
    3. Select resources and strategies to facilitate language development.

    Time-ordered Agenda

    1:00 to 1:20 pm - Language and Learning

    1:20 to 1:35 pm - Language Weakness and Classroom Performance

    1:35 to 1:50 pm - Resources and Strategies to Facilities Language Development

    1:50 to 2:00 pm - Questions & Answers

    This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area.)

    Date: Mar 07, 2018 

     
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  • Identifying Cognitive Strengths and Weaknesses: Using KABC-II NU

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD, HSP-P

    The Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, Second Edition Normative Update (KABC™-II NU: 2018) maintains the strengths of the KABC-II while providing updated normative information that reflects the changing population of children in the United States. Clinicians who use the KABC-II know that the subtests were designed to minimize verbal instructions and responses to allow for a fair assessment of all examinees, including examinees from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Clinicians especially value the dual-theoretical foundation of the instrument – the Cattell-Horn Carroll (CHC) psychometric model of broad and narrow abilities, and Luria’s neuropsychological theory of processing.

    This webinar will review features of the KABC-II that support interpretation from two different but complementary perspectives, and that allow clinicians to identify cognitive strengths and weaknesses.

    Date: Mar 01, 2018 

     
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  • Vineland-3 Case Studies for Neurodevelopmental Disorders

    Presenter: Celine Saulnier, PhD

    This webinar will provide an overview of Vineland-3 profiles in common neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, intellectual disability, ADHD, learning disabilities, and genetic disorders. Specific case examples will be discussed that include sample summary reports and recommendations for treatment and interventions.

    Date: Feb 28, 2018 

     
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  • BASC-3 and ADHD

    Presenter: Cecil Reynolds, Ph.D.

    This training will focus on development and application of a comprehensive approach to careful diagnosis and specific interventions for ADHD under the BASC-3 models of assessment and intervention. The BASC-3 models focus not just on eligibility, but developing a comprehensive diagnosis and understanding of the student. Differential diagnosis that leads to a process of identification of evidence-based interventions tailored to student needs will be emphasized. Current DSM 5 criteria are emphasized in the diagnostic process but matching to interventions is also considered important. Actuarial approaches will be emphasized but the need to integrate these approaches to individual children will also be stressed and approaches to involving parents in the process will be discussed. A brief discussion of the history of ADHD is given and the controversies surrounding its diagnosis addressed. Comprehensive behaviorally based differential diagnosis is then emphasized, leading to both psychosocial and educational interventions. The need and means of monitoring treatment effectiveness are also addressed.

    Date: Feb 22, 2018 

     
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  • Using the Raven’s 2 to Assess General Ability Nonverbally

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD, HSP-P and Anne-Marie Kimbell, PhD, MSEd

    The Raven’s Progressive Matrices 2, Clinical Edition (Raven’s® 2: 2018) is a nonverbal assessment of general cognitive ability for individuals ages 4:0 to 90:11. The assessment is an integrated revision of the Raven’s Progressive Matrices (RPM; Raven, 1936) which includes the Raven’s Coloured Progressive Matrices (CPM; Raven, 1947), Raven’s Standard Progressive Matrices (SPM; Raven, 1938), and Raven’s Advanced Progressive Matrices (APM; Raven, 1947). The Raven’s 2 combines the CPM, SPM, and APM into a single test battery with novel items and contemporary normative information. It can be administered using traditional paper format or digital format on Q-global®, Pearson’s web-based administration, scoring, and reporting platform.

    This session will describe the components of the Raven’s 2, directions for administration, technical properties, and interpretive considerations.

    Date: Feb 20, 2018 

     
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  • Improving Students Relationship and Responsible Decision Making Skills with the SSIS SEL Classwide Intervention Program

    Presenter: Stephen N. Elliott, PhD

    Two of the most important social emotional learning competencies are Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision Making Skills. These competence domains are two of the five featured within CASEL SEL competency model and are measured with the SSIS SEL Edition assessments and directly taught in the Classwide Intervention Program (CIP). This session will focus on specific clusters of Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision Making and illustrate how these can be efficiently assessed and effectively taught to students ages 8 to 12 years or upper elementary and early middle school years.

    Date: Feb 20, 2018 

     
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  • MMPI-2-RF: Forensic Practice Briefing

    Presenter: Martin Sellbom, PhD

    This webinar presentation focus is on the MMPI-2-RF use in the Forensic Practice.

    Composed of 338 items, with the RC (Restructured Clinical) Scales at its core, the MMPI-2-RF builds on the strengths of the MMPI®-2. It features 51 new and revised empirically validated scales and takes only 35-50 minutes to administer. The MMPI-2-RF was released in August 2008.

    The MMPI-2-RF aids clinicians in the assessment of mental disorders, identification of specific problem areas, and treatment planning in a variety of settings. In forensic evaluations, the test can be used to help:

    • Assess the test-taking approach.  Specifically, evaluate the test-taker's ability to respond relevantly and consistently to the test items and identify over- and under-reporting.
    • Assess major symptoms of psychopathology, personality characteristics, and behavioral proclivities.
    • Give strong empirical foundation for expert testimony.

    Date: Feb 14, 2018 

     
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  • Educational Practice in Dyslexia: Professional Roles and Knowledge Gaps

    Presenter: Tina Eichstadt and Adam Scheller

    Overview

    Five webinars about dyslexia held in 2016-2017 were attended by 6,591 SLPs, psychologists, and special educators. Webinar data offered insights into practitioners' perspectives on dyslexia training needs and role clarification in practice settings. Presenters will discuss results, which suggests gaps between best practices in dyslexia and reports from individuals engaging in clinical practice.

    Learner Outcomes

    After the completion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

    1. List the two areas of dyslexia training practitioners request most often.

    2. Describe the knowledge gap identified by practitioners using scores for assessment and progress monitoring.

    3. Identify the role(s) practitioners currently play in inter-professional practice regarding dyslexia.

    Time-ordered Agenda

    1:00 to 1:05 pm - Introduction and overview

    1:05 to 1:30 pm - Practitioner roles in dyslexia

    1:30 to 1:55 pm - Practitioner knowledge and skills

    1:55 to 2:00 pm - Conclusions and Wrap Up

    This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area.)

    Date: Feb 07, 2018 

     
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  • World of Q: Understanding Q-interactive and Q-global

    Presenter: James Henke and Jarett Lehner

    Many people are "digital natives" who are attentive and engaged when presented with digital input. Digital assessments can provide streamlined test administration that is engaging for examinees, while automated scoring and reporting improves examiner efficiency and provides accurate test scores. This session will introduce clinicians to digital assessments available and compare assessment formats on Q-interactive and Q-global. There will be a Q&A session at the end.

    Date: Feb 06, 2018 

     
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  • Adaptive Behavior Profiles in Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Presenter: Celine Saulnier, Ph.D.

    Deficits in adaptive behavior are, by definition, criteria for Intellectual Disability. Yet in autism, adaptive delays tend to be above and beyond what would be expected based on cognitive impairments, alone. This gap between cognition and adaptive behavior appears to widen with age and impedes functional independence into adulthood. Moreover, patterns of strengths and weaknesses within adaptive domains raise concerns about the use of composite scores that wash out significant differences. This presentation will outline these profiles of adaptive behavior and discuss the importance of assessing for and teaching adaptive skills from initial diagnosis of ASD throughout the lifespan. 

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Define adaptive behavior & differentiate adaptive behavior from cognition or ability
    2. Describe common profiles of adaptive functioning in ASD for individuals with and without cognitive impairment
    3. Identify effective treatment strategies for enhancing adaptive functioning

    Date: Jan 31, 2018 

     
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  • WRAT5 on Q-interactive

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD, HSP-P and Jarett Lehner

    WRAT5 is now available on Q-interactive! Join Dr. Gloria Maccow and Jarett Lehner as they provide insights on the enhancements to the WRAT5 including digital administration, improved identification of learning disabilities, streamlining of rules, and subtest improvements. Bring your questions as there will be time for a Q&A session.

    Date: Jan 29, 2018 

     
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  • Attemo Overview

    Presenter: Peter C. Entwistle, PhD and Anne-Marie Kimbell, Ph.D., MSEd.

    This webinar introduces the newly released Attemo, an objective measure of attention and motion control. Attemo can be administered to individuals aged 6 years and older and measures three core symptoms: hyperactivity, inattention, and impulsivity. Individuals are seated in front of an iPad and complete a 15-minute visual attention continuous performance task (CPT) while wearing a light headband to measure their head movement. This webinar will provide an introduction to Attemo, its features and describe how its data-rich reports help evaluate progress and support treatment planning.

    Date: Jan 25, 2018 

     
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  • New Years Kick Off with Q-interactive

    Presenter: James Henke and Jeremy Clarke

    Join Q-interactive experts, Jeremy Clarke and James Henke at a New Years Kick Off with Q-interactive webinar on Thursday, January 18 at 1:00pm ET. Hear about what's coming to Q-interactive this year including the WRAT5 and PPVT5/EVT3. You will learn some top tips for maximizing your digital experience, and get a quick overview of the 5 new tests available on Q-interactive. Bring your questions as there will be time for a Q&A.

    Date: Jan 18, 2018 

     
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  • Creating a Multi-Tiered SSIS SEL Support System that is Responsive to All Students

    Presenter: Stephen N. Elliott, PhD

    Multi-tiered systems to support students’ development of core social emotional learning (SEL) skills are most effective when assessment and intervention components are integrated to produce frequent data-based feedback to users and system-wide accountability. The SSIS SEL Edition assessments and highly flexible Classwide Intervention Program (CIP) offers users a powerful set of tools that fit within most any multi-tiered support system in both elementary and secondary schools, is culturally responsive, is highly consistent with the CASEL SEL competency framework, and is a S.A.F.E. intervention.

    Date: Dec 13, 2017 

     
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  • Using Technology to Support Delayed and Accelerated Learners

    Presenter: Cheryl Axley and Sydney Herndon

    This session will cover technologies that can be used to support students who have a deficit in math or a math learning disability. Additionally, technology can be used as a supplement for students who accelerate in math so they do not become disengaged when their ability surpasses their classmates.

    Date: Dec 11, 2017 

     
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  • PLS-5 and CELF Preschool 2: Case Studies

    Presenter: Adam Scheller, PhD

    Using PLS-5 and CELF Preschool-2 case studies, this session provided information for selecting the test most appropriate for assessing language skills of a preschool child. This session reviewed the tests’ purpose and design and differences between the test formats, research samples, and test results. Guidelines were provided for selecting the appropriate test and interpreting score results.

    Date: Dec 07, 2017 

     
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  • Working Memory and Math, Dybuster, Cogmed

    Presenter: Peter Entwistle, PhD

    Working memory deficits have frequently been found to correlate with some math difficulties while other deficits also contribute to problems in acquiring math skills. This webinar will consider both working memory deficits and students who have difficulties with the ‘mental number line’. Pearson presently offers two relevant programs for addressing these math difficulties: Cogmed working Memory Training and Dybuster. To provide context for understanding the salience of these programs the webinar will define working memory and the ‘mental number line’. Secondly, we will articulate which math difficulties are correlated with working memory deficits and whether there are any age differences in these trends. As expected Cogmed working memory training has been found to result in improvement in working memory, but also, intriguingly, some studies have found improvements in math. Highlights of these studies will be reviewed. Pearson also offers a program called Dybuster in which students directly train the ‘mental number line’ or number line skills. Aspects of this web-based and game-based mathematical program will also be presented along with relevant research highlights. In short, this webinar will provide you with two innovative ways to address problems with math.

    Date: Dec 06, 2017 

     
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  • Attemo Overview

    Presenter: Peter C Entwistle, PhD and Anne-Marie Kimbell, PhD

    This webinar introduces the newly released Attemo, an objective measure of attention and motion control. Attemo can be administered to individuals aged 6 years and older and measures three core symptoms: hyperactivity, inattention, and impulsivity. Individuals are seated in front of an iPad and complete a 15-minute visual attention continuous performance task (CPT) while wearing a light headband to measure their head movement. This webinar will provide an introduction to Attemo, its features and describe how its data-rich reports help evaluate progress and support treatment planning.

    Date: Dec 05, 2017 

     
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  • Assessing Cognitive Abilities of ELLs Using WISC-V Spanish

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD & Jarett Lehner

    Clinicians who assess cognitive abilities of children from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds encounter unique challenges and complexities. In many cases, they need methods to tease out the impact of non-cognitive factors (e.g., acculturation, socioeconomic status, educational disadvantage, bilingualism) that may affect the child’s performance on cognitive tests.

    The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children–Fifth Edition Spanish (WISC–V Spanish) is a culturally and linguistically valid test of cognitive ability for use with Spanish-speaking children ages 6 through 16 years. In addition to providing information on cognitive abilities including verbal comprehension, visual-spatial, fluid reasoning, working memory, and processing speed, the WISC–V Spanish offers language-environment adjusted scores for the verbal subtests and indexes. The WISC–V Spanish is available in digital format using Pearson’s Q-interactive platform, and in the traditional paper format.

    This session will describe the structure of the WISC–V Spanish, features of subtest administration, and interpretation of the language-environment adjusted scores. The session will include a live demonstration of the digital assessment platform.

    Date: Nov 30, 2017 

     
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  • Meta-analysis of Dyscalculia Research

    Presenter: Chris Huzinec

    This presentation examines the underlying cognitive and processing skills that facilitate the development of basic mathematical skills including representation of cardinal magnitude, the learning process of associating a perceived number to a spoken words, Arabic symbolization, and the internalization of these systems in the formation of the mental number line.

    Date: Nov 28, 2017 

     
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  • Vineland-3 on Q-global User Training

    Presenter: Anne-Marie Kimbell, PhD and Jarett Lehner

    This webinar will provide information about using the new Vineland-3 both in traditional paper and pencil format and on Q-Global, Pearson’s web-based platform for test administration, scoring, and reporting.

    Date: Nov 28, 2017 

     
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  • Case Demonstrations Using the MMPI-2-RF Police Candidate Interpretive Report (PCIR)

    Presenter: Dave Corey, Ph.D., ABPP

    This advanced webinar focuses on using the MMPI-2-RF Police Candidate Interpretive Report (PCIR) in combination with measures of normal personality, collateral/background information, and clinical interview findings to determine a candidate’s psychological suitability for police work.  Additional topics will include legal considerations and best practices. Use of the PCIR in these assessments will be illustrated by the application of a comprehensive model that integrates diverse findings from actual case materials. The webinar is designed for individuals familiar with the MMPI-2-RF - for example, those who have completed the MMPI-2-RF: Basic Overview webinar or the MMPI-2-RF: Police and Law Enforcement webinar.

    pdfPDF: Webinar/Workshop Session Evaluation  

    Date: Nov 17, 2017 

     
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  • Using the SSIS SEL Assessments and Intervention in Middle Schools

    Presenter: Stephen N. Elliott, PhD

    Implementing Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Programs in middle schools present some unique challenges to educators and psychologists. This webinar presents detailed information on the use of the SSIS SEL Edition assessments – screening scales and comprehensive rating scales – and its Classwide Intervention Program (CIP) as a universal intervention and a selected intervention for small groups of middle school students in need of additional support.

    Date: Nov 17, 2017 

     
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  • SCL-90-R and BSI Tests: The Derogatis Checklist Series

    Presenter: Leonard R. Derogatis, PhD

    Learn how you can better serve your client's needs and expand your practice with the use of the Derogatis Checklist Series. Dr. Derogatis, a global authority on symptom checklists and outcomes measurement and author of the SCL-90-R, BSI, and BSI 18 tests, will present a free webinar on the history, design, and application of these respected instruments. Quick and easy to administer, the Derogatis Checklist Series is widely used in a variety of settings, including clinical practice, medical settings, and clinical trials.

    Date: Nov 15, 2017 

     
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  • Dyscalculia Overview

    Presenter: Cheryl Axley and Sydney Herndon

    This session will give a brief description of dyscalculia including signs and symptoms, how it might manifest in the classroom, and tips and strategies for addressing the disability.

    Date: Nov 14, 2017 

     
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  • CELF-5: Test Features and Interpretation

    Presenter: Elisabeth Wiig, PhD

    Beyond the basics--this presentation provides detailed information about CELF-5 revision goals, test structure, and item analyses. Advanced test interpretation information will enable you to avoid under- and over-identification of a language disorder for the students you test.

    Date: Nov 14, 2017 

     
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  • Dyscalculia Overview

    Presenter: Cheryl Axley and Sydney Herndon

    This session will give a brief description of dyscalculia including signs and symptoms, how it might manifest in the classroom, and tips and strategies for addressing the disability.

    Date: Nov 13, 2017 

     
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  • Therapeutic Applications of the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-IV (MCMI-IV)

    Presenter: Seth Grossman, PsyD

    This webinar introduces the latest edition of the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory, the MCMI-IV. The presenter will describe uses of the underlying theory for therapeutic relationship building and effective interventions. The webinar is designed to instruct participants in effective use of the assessment instrument from administration to interpretation, integrating relevant research, psychometric properties, and theoretical grounding.

    Date: Nov 09, 2017 

     
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  • Pearson Clinical Assessments & Your Clinical Trials: More Effective, More Efficient

    Presenter: Charles Shinaver, PhD, HSPP

    Pearson is a world leader in clinical assessments. While Pearson has offered assessments for clinical trials for some time we have expedited our processes. We intend to more clearly articulate them so you can move through the process of licensing and training raters more efficiently and effectively. We will also direct you to which of our staff members provide what functions. In several areas Pearson produces gold standard assessments including cognitive/ability, memory, neuropsychology, behavior, mental health, personality/psychopathology, achievement and speech/language. These tools have relevance in several therapeutic areas including neurology, CNS, psychiatry, diabetes, oncology, cardiovascular disease and gastroenterology among others. This webinar will remind you of which assessments have been used with which diseases. We will explain our rater qualifications and importantly elucidate various opportunities for rater training including onsite training, live webinars, recorded webinars, consultation, and PDFs. We will differentiate when you can buy our products “straight off the shelf”, when you need a license, and how you can find and confirm which tests are in which languages. Finally we will highlight a couple of crucial points, the difference between a general license and a master license agreement (MLA) and the benefits you derive from engaging in an MLA which can facilitate more trials more efficiently. Finally, even when you don’t have time to do an MLA we will explain how you can expedite the clinical trials process with us.

    Date: Nov 08, 2017 

     
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  • A Hybrid Model for the Assessment of Dyslexia in California

    Presenter: Adam Scheller, PhD

    The process of Dyslexia identification is complex and dynamic, starting with the screening of reading performance, moving to diagnostic evaluation, and through progress monitoring. With the introduction of the term “Dyslexia” into the educational legislation of many states, there is a renewed need for clarity on the subject. During this one-hour webinar, Dr. Scheller will discuss an assessment toolkit model that accounts for student reading performance in combination with symptoms, causes, and risk factors known to be associated with Dyslexia. The webinar will incorporate a case study format, highlighting several Pearson assessments, and allow time for questions to address regional and state related assessment questions.

    Learner Outcomes:

    1. At the end of this webinar the learner will be able to identify the components of a hybrid model for dyslexia screening and identification.
    2. At the end of this webinar the learner will be able to list two examples of screening and assessment measure types.
    3. At the end of this webinar the learner will be able to describe a process for the interpretation of dyslexia screening and assessment findings.

    Date: Nov 07, 2017 

     
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  • Using Digital Assessments to Evaluate Speech and Language Skills

    Presenter: James Henke and Jarett Lehner

    Many of today's students are "digital natives" who are attentive and engaged with presented with digital input. Digital assessments can provide streamlined test administration that is engaging for examinees, while automated scoring and reporting improves examiner efficiency and provides accurate test scores. This session will introduce clinicians to digital assessments available, compare assessment formats on Q-interactive and Q-global and provide an overview of the research supporting the equivalence of test results whether the test is delivered on paper or in a digital format.

    Date: Nov 02, 2017 

     
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  • Introducing Pearson's New Digital Assessment Library

    Presenter: James Henke

    Join James Henke for a live 30 minute session to introduce you to our new simplified pricing model for school districts that includes unlimited digital use and access to over 30 of our most popular assessments including WISC-V, WPPSI-IV, KTEA-3, BASC-3, CELF-5 and so much more. You will learn how this new pricing will help simplify the buying process and reduce the time you spend managing assessment materials. There will also be time for a Q&A, so please bring questions.

    Date: Nov 01, 2017 

     
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  • Presurgical psychological evaluation for spinal cord stimulation

    Presenter: Daniel Bruns, PsyD, FAPA

    The current opioid crisis has led to increased interest in alternative forms of pain treatment. One of these is spinal cord stimulation (SCS), which is an electrical treatment for pain. Research studies on SCS have shown that while there is evidence that it can alleviate pain, there is also a significant risk of complications. Studies have also shown that SCS outcome can be predicted by psychological assessment methods.

    This webinar will include:

    • A brief review of the nature of spinal cord simulation and related treatments, and how they are used to treat pain and other conditions;
    • A brief review of medical treatment guidelines for chronic pain, and why the majority of them require presurgical psychological assessment for spinal cords stimulators;
    • Theoretical paradigms of chronic pain and delayed recovery that have been adopted by guidelines;
    • Biopsychosocial risk factors for poor SCS outcome that have been identified by empirical and clinical consensus methods; and
    • Extensive supplementary materials will also be provided.
    • The use of the BHI 2 Medical Intervention Risk Report will also be discussed in this context.

    Date: Oct 25, 2017 

     
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  • Assessing Personality Disorders with the MMPI-2-RF

    Presenter: Martin Sellbom, Ph.D.

    The MMPI-2-RF scales measure a wide range of psychological constructs many of which are relevant to personality disorders. This webinar will cover an empirically validated mapping of MMPI-2-RF scales onto the 10 personality disorders listed in the DSM-5. Basic links between the MMPI-2-RF and the alternative model for personality disorders (in DSM-5 Section III) will be covered as well. The webinar will conclude with a brief case example. 

    Date: Oct 19, 2017 

     
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  • The Assessment of a Math Disorder: A Focus on Dyscalculia

    Presenter: Adam Scheller

    During this one-hour webinar, Dr. Scheller will discuss Dyscalculia and pose a best practice method for assessment that targets the key strengths and weaknesses exhibited by students with this learning disorder. Also, participants will hear case data of an elementary student, who continues to miss math benchmarks, despite receiving a level of instruction that is effective for her peers.

    Date: Oct 19, 2017 

     
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  • Vineland-3 Overview

    Presenter: Celine Saulnier, PhD

    This one-hour webinar will be led by author Celine Saulnier will introduce the newest version of the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, Third Edition (Vineland-3). This reliable assessment offers three basic formats—Interview, Parent/Caregiver Rating, and Teacher Rating. Attend this webinar to learn more about it and preview the significant updates we’ve included in the new edition.

    Date: Oct 18, 2017 

     
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  • RehaCom: an introduction to a new tool for cognitive rehabilitation

    Presenter: Peter C Entwistle, Ph.D.

    RehaCom is an evidence-based, computerized cognitive training program that is clinically proven for patients in cognitive rehabilitation following Stroke,TBI or the onset of a degenerative disorder, such as multiple sclerosis. In this webinar, attendees will be introduced to RehaCom, learn more about its distinctive features and current research, along with how to implement the program in a rehabilitation setting. Attendees will learn how to help their patients using this tool as part of an overall treatment program.

    Date: Oct 17, 2017 

     
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  • Overview of the Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory (MACI)

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD and Robert Tringone, PhD

    The Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory (MACI) was specifically developed to address the unique concerns, pressures and situations facing teenagers. This brief and reliable inventory can help provide early intervention on difficulties that may prevent teens from thriving. Composed of only 160 true/false items and featuring 27 clinically relevant scales, the MACI is designed to obtain the maximum amount of information with a minimal amount of test-taker's effort. This webinar will describe how the MACI can be used in all teen treatment settings to help you assess personality patterns as well as self-reported concerns and clinical symptoms of adolescents, ages 13 through 19 years. The presenter will describe how the MACI is used as part of a comprehensive evaluation to confirm diagnostic hypotheses, and construct treatment plans customized to individual needs.

    Date: Oct 11, 2017 

     
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  • Using Assessment Results

    Presenter: Chris Huzinec

    This presentation will describe several assessments and interventions used to evaluate student math performance. It will examine how to use the results, how they can be aligned with classroom assessment efforts, and how the assessments can be used to monitor individual student progress.

    Date: Oct 11, 2017 

     
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  • Contextual Interpretation of the MCMI-IV: Using a Case Study

    Presenter: Seth Grossman, PsyD

    The Millon® Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-IV (MCMI-IV) was designed to facilitate the therapeutic plans of the clinician. This webinar will use a case study to describe how an understanding of Dr. Theodore Millon’s evolutionary theory enhances interpretation of MCMI-IV profiles and how the data are used to make treatment recommendations. A sample report will be used to illustrate the steps for interpreting the MCMI-IV. By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to analyze MCMI-IV reports to describe a patient’s personality patterns, clinical syndromes, and therapeutic needs.

    Date: Oct 10, 2017 

     
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  • Using Assessment Results

    Presenter: Chris Huzinec

    This presentation will describe several assessments and assessment-based interventions which can be used to evaluate student math performance. Additionally, it will show administrators how use data results from assessments that examine the fundamental cognitive processes and skills depicted by the math performance data.

    Date: Oct 10, 2017 

     
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  • Assessment Solutions for Dyslexia Screening

    Presenter: Adam Scheller, PhD

    The process of Dyslexia identification is complex and dynamic, starting with the screening of reading performance and moving through progress monitoring. With the introduction of the term “Dyslexia” into educational legislation, there is a critical need for clarity on the subject.

    Please join Dr. Adam Scheller for this one hour webinar to learn some of the symptoms and risk factors of dyslexia and hear about efficient assessment solutions that can help you accurately screen students to more accurately identify those who at risk for dyslexia to meet state mandates.

    Date: Oct 05, 2017 

     
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  • Case Demonstrations Using the MMPI-2-RF Police Candidate Interpretive Report (PCIR)

    Presenter: Dave Corey, Ph.D., ABPP

    This advanced webinar focuses on using the MMPI-2-RF Police Candidate Interpretive Report (PCIR) in combination with measures of normal personality, collateral/background information, and clinical interview findings to determine a candidate’s psychological suitability for police work.  Additional topics will include legal considerations and best practices. Use of the PCIR in these assessments will be illustrated by the application of a comprehensive model that integrates diverse findings from actual case materials. The webinar is designed for individuals familiar with the MMPI-2-RF - for example, those who have completed the MMPI-2-RF: Basic Overview webinar or the MMPI-2-RF: Police and Law Enforcement webinar.

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    Date: Oct 03, 2017 

     
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  • BASC-3 and ADHD

    Presenter: Cecil Reynolds, Ph.D.

    This training will focus on development and application of a comprehensive approach to careful diagnosis and specific interventions for ADHD under the BASC-3 models of assessment and intervention.  The BASC-3 models focus  not just on eligibility, but developing a comprehensive diagnosis and understanding of the student. Differential diagnosis that leads to a process of identification of evidence-based interventions tailored to student needs will be emphasized.  Current DSM 5 criteria are emphasized in the diagnostic process but matching to interventions is also considered important.   Actuarial approaches will be emphasized but the need to integrate these approaches to individual children will also be stressed and approaches to involving parents in the process will be discussed.  A brief discussion of the history of ADHD is given and the controversies surrounding its diagnosis addressed.  Comprehensive behaviorally based differential diagnosis is then emphasized, leading to both psychosocial and educational interventions. The need and means of monitoring treatment effectiveness are also addressed.

    Date: Oct 03, 2017 

     
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  • Case Study Applications of the WISC-V in Cross-Battery Assessment and SLD Identification Using X-BASS

    Presenter: Dawn P Flanagan, PhD

    Participants will learn about the clinical utility of the WISC-V for SLD Identification using X-BASS.  A time-efficient, diagnostic, cross-battery assessment will be presented and case study data will be entered in X-BASS v2.0 to demonstrate important functions of the program that are not widely understood.  Also, a few common misperceptions about Cross-Battery Assessment and its use for SLD identification via X-BASS will be dispelled through excerpts from case studies. 

    Date: Sep 29, 2017 

     
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  • After Benchmarking; Now What - reviewing the results

    Presenter: Cheryl Axley and Sydney Herndon

    This session is designed for teachers and will discuss the process that should occur after benchmarking for students identified as having a deficit in math. It will include identification of the student’s present level of performance, progress monitoring, and selecting appropriate strategies and interventions.

    Date: Sep 28, 2017 

     
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  • Back to School with Q-interactive

    Presenter: James Henke and Jeremy Clarke

    Let’s get ready for Fall 2017 together! Join James Henke and Jeremy Clarke on Wednesday, September 27th as they catch you up after summer break with their top tips and advice for another successful school year. New users and those considering Q-interactive are encouraged to join and hear about what’s new with clinical assessments in the digital world. Please bring your questions, as there will be a Q+A.

    Date: Sep 27, 2017 

     
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  • Q-global Back to School

    Presenter: Jarett Lehner

    Join us for our Q-global Back to School webinar. In this session, Jarett Lehner, our Q-global expert, will get you prepared for a successful fall by discussing topics such as handling new account setup, adding and managing users on your account, reviewing and managing your inventory, setting notifications, and modifying your account display settings. Please bring questions as there will be time for a Q&A.

    Date: Sep 27, 2017