Evaluation and Diagnosis of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in the Schools Under the BASC-3 Model: Getting it right and getting to interventions that work! Webinar (Register Now)

Presenters: Cecil Reynolds, PhD

Students in special education with chronic and severe emotional and behavioral difficulties represent some of the most difficult students to instruct, yet research suggests that they are often under-identified and underserved. This training focuses on the development and application of a school-based model of assessment of emotional and behavioral disorders. This session addresses eligibility with an emphasis on developing an understanding of the student while obtaining a comprehensive diagnosis.  

Students in special education with chronic and severe emotional and behavioral difficulties represent some of the most difficult students to instruct, yet research suggests that they are often under-identified and underserved. Focusing on the development and application of a school-based model of assessment of emotional and behavioral disorders, this session will address eligibility with an emphasis on developing an understanding of the student while obtaining a comprehensive diagnosis. This workshop is intended for those already familiar with the BASC-3.

Participants in this three-hour session will examine how differential diagnosis can guide the process of choosing evidence-based interventions tailored to the individual student’s needs. While the identification of EBD will be used as a model in this webinar, additional disorders will be discussed including Autism Spectrum Disorders. Bring your questions as there will be time for Q&A at the end of the session!

At the end of this session, participants will:

  1. Understand the applicability of the BASC-3 to classification of students as ED
  2. Understand the derivation and application of the BASC-3 probability indexes
  3. Apply the various components of the BASC-3 to differential diagnoses consistent with the DSM-5
  4. Understand and apply the BASC-3 links to evidence-based intervention materials suitable for use in school settings

Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD, is emeritus professor of educational psychology, professor of neuroscience, and Distinguished Research Scholar at Texas A&M University. Well known for his work in psychological testing and assessment and in neuropsychology, he is author or editor of more than 50 books, including The Handbook of School Psychology, the Encyclopedia of Special Education, and the two-volume Handbook of Psychological and Educational Assessment of Children. He also authored or coauthored more than 30 tests, including the BASC–3 Parenting Relationship Questionnaire (BASC–3 PRQ), BASC–3 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BASC–3 BESS), the Revised Children’s Manifest Anxiety Scale: Second Edition (RCMAS-2), and the Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales–Second Edition (RIAS–2), and has published more than 300 scholarly works.

Dr. Reynolds has received a number of national awards for his work, including the Lightner Witmer Award from the American Psychological Association (APA) and Early Career Awards from two APA divisions (15, Educational Psychology; and 5, Measurement and Statistics). He is a recipient of the APA Division 16 Senior Scientist Award, the APA Division of Clinical Psychology Distinguished Assessment Psychologist Award, the APA Division 5 Messick Award for Lifetime Distinguished Contributions to Measurement Science, the National Academy of Neuropsychology’s Distinguished Clinical Neuropsychologist Award, and several other national awards for his research on testing and assessment. Dr. Reynolds is the current editor-in-chief of two APA journals, Psychological Assessment and Archives of Scientific Psychology; former editor-in-chief of Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology and of Applied Neuropsychology; and has served as associate editor of the Journal of School Psychology. Active in professional affairs, he has served as president of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, a member of APA’s Committee on Psychological Testing and Assessment, president of three APA divisions (5, 16, and 40), and on the executive committee of the National Association of School Psychologists. He is currently president of the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology. Dr. Reynolds now practices forensic neuroscience in Austin, TX.