Professional organizations that train practitioners to serve children in schools have expressed a longstanding concern over “equitable” and “nondiscriminatory” cognitive assessment for examinees from diverse racial/ethnic/language groups. This session will highlight these issues in detail (as informed by relevant research) and promote future directions that align with ethical best practices.
Cognition Neuro webinars
This webinar will focus on the accessibility needs of examiners, with particular attention to the training needs of students and practitioners with disabilities.
In this free webinar, the WRAML3 authors illustrate the depth and breadth of information acquired from a full WRAML3 Interpretive Report administration using two case studies. It is intended for experienced users of the WRAML and has extra time allotted for questions from attendees.
Young children who have challenging behavior are more likely to continue to have problems with socialization, school success, and mental health concerns into adolescence and adulthood. This presentation examines how behavioral screeners and assessments, best practices in classroom management, evidence-based behavioral supports, and social/emotional learning instruction can be coordinated within a program to support children’s social, emotional, and behavior needs.
This webinar focuses on the use of the WRAML3 in educational assessments and its clinical validity in child and adolescent populations.
Webinar topics will include:
- An introduction to the new WRAML3
- Relations to other measures frequently used in schools
- Illustrative case studies
This webinar will provide an evidence-based framework for assessing and teaching relational concepts essential for learning and emotional regulation. Dr. Boehm will discuss how this is done with students with diverse needs, such as those with disrupted learning, autism spectrum disorder, visual or hearing loss, and cognitive challenges. Checklists and key references will be provided.
To learn the skills and concepts presented in the classroom, children must pay attention, register and assign meaning to information they see and hear, and store that information in memory. The transition from infancy to early childhood is associated with increased proficiency in tasks requiring attention, working memory, and cognitive flexibility, all of which help to predict rate of learning.
In Part 2 of this webinar series, Dr. Delis will provide guidelines for making clinical interpretations of the findings of the D-REF Adult. Dr. Delis will also discuss the use of an optional feature of the D-REF Adult Score Report that provides a list of specific recommendations for interventions for EF problems targeted to each examinee’s profile of EF strengths and weaknesses. A case example will be provided to illustrate the different interpretive guidelines.
This webinar will describe a best-practices approach that takes cultural and linguistic factors into account when assessing ELL students. This approach produces valid assessment results to determine eligibility for direct specialized instruction, identify cognitive and academic strengths and needs, and assist in reducing the misidentification of ELLs for Exceptional Student Education (ESE) programs.
In this webinar, Dr. Delis will discuss the challenges of in-person cognitive assessment in the age of COVID-19. He will illustrate a system that he developed and explain the expensive lessons he learned through trial and error during the process.