This presentation will focus on more advanced interpretation of the subtests and scores which can be obtained from the new WISC-5. Special focus will be given to how the scores can be combined with achievement scores from the WIAT-3, and other measures, to look at patterns of strengths and weaknesses which may be useful and helping clinicians make decisions about learning disability (LD) identification and other clinical decisions. The presentation will also include a brief review of the mechanics of how the scores can be compared within the Q-global scoring system.
To help set an appropriate context for discussing the scores from these tests and making clinical decisions, the presentation will include a brief review of research leading to the development of RTI models and current LD theories. Case examples will be presented to help provide a specific context for this discussion. This is intended to be an interactive presentation with psychologists who attend so that this can be as useful a discussion as possible for attendees.
· Attendees will have a better understanding of the history of, and recent research-based models for, LD identification and their basic differences.
· Attendees will be able to articulate the main concepts in using processing strengths and weaknesses (PSW) models for LD identification, especially with regard to reading disabilities.
Dr. Michael Grau is the Pearson Clinical Assessment Consultant for MA, CT, and Eastern NY/NYC/LI. Prior to joining the Pearson staff in January 2009, he served as Director of Clinical and Consultation Services at Wildwood Programs in Albany, NY where he and his staff consulted with schools across New York State to provide independent neuropsychological evaluations, functional behavioral assessments, and staff training on various clinical issues. He is a member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. Grau also has extensive school based experience as a school psychologist and special education Administrators.
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