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MASP Fall Conference - Contemporary Evaluation of Specific Learning Disability: A Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses (PSW) Approach via Cross-Battery Assessment and X-BASS Software

  • 10/23/2017
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Harraseeket Inn, Freeport
  • 139

Registration


Samuel Ortiz, Ph.D. will outline the issues involved in Specific Learning Disability evaluation and present a comprehensive, research-based method for determination based on a Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses (PSW) approach and supported by Cross-Battery Assessment (XBA) methods, principles, and X-BASS software that assists with interpretation and diagnosis. Participants will be given instruction in a step-by-step manner covering the foundations of CHC theory, the basic psychometric rules that govern construction of composites that adequately represent desired theoretical constructs, guidelines for integration, analysis, and interpretation of test scores, and instruction on the use of XBA software in conducting evaluations that meet legal requirements for a processing strengths and weaknesses approach. In addition, guided case study examples will be presented to further illustrate application of XBA and use of the software tools in evaluation of learning disability, including use of the PSW model for SLD identification. In this way, participants will learn how to apply XBA methods facilitated by X-BASS software in evaluation of specific learning disability. The knowledge and skills gained will be useful to practitioners at all levels and provides a solid base for engaging in evaluation of SLD via a PSW model that constitutes defensible and current best practices. Click here for the October Conference brochure.

Payment or Purchase Order must accompany registration. Payments for Purchase Orders must be received by the day of the conference. Registration closes October 16th. If you need to cancel, you must submit written notification to MASP at least 10 days in advance for a full refund. Cancellations with less than 10 days notice will receive a refund less the cost of food (typically $50) and a $25 processing fee. Please email your request to maineasp@gmail.com.


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