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Assessment Best Practices

August 9th 11:00-1:00 CST

“What do I Say?”: A Primer to Conducting Culturally Responsive Interviews

9:00 PST / 11:00 CST / 12:00 EST

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Geremy Grant, Ph.D.

Oftentimes, our first point of contact with students and their families is the history gathering interview to understand their needs and concerns. Engaging in culturally responsive practices during this initial exchange helps to set the stage for rapport-building and positive engagement moving forward in the therapeutic or evaluator-to-student relationship. To this end, the workshop discusses common issues that can arise in cross-cultural assessment, particularly during history gathering interviews. Attendees are introduced to several psychosocial constructs to explore when gathering a culturally diverse student’s history. Furthermore, attendees are offered concrete culturally responsive interviewing strategies, and ways to utilize a strengths-oriented approach when gathering a student’s social and cultural history.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe common issues in the interviewing process when working with culturally and linguistically diverse students. 

  • List practical suggestions for cross-cultural history gathering based on cited literature

  • Explain the importance of assessing and identifying cultural strengths and supports.

Using the Simple View of Reading to Foster SP and SLP Collaboration in the Identification of and Intervention for Children with Dyslexia

10:00 PST / 12:00 CST / 1:00 EST

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Andrew Shanock, Ph.D

Promoting collaboration between SPs and SLPs in assessment of dyslexia using XBA within the Simple View of Reading framework. Focus on what is dyslexia vs other disabilities. Provide info as to what are language comprehension deficits. Case study will be used. Interventions and intervention resources provided.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will have a comprehensive understanding of the Simple View of Reading and its utility for assisting in developing reading interventions
  • Attendees will reach consensus that using Cross Battery method can considerably reduce assessment time while increasing diagnostic specificity. 
  • Attendees will be able to reduce subtest overlap between school psychologists and speech language pathologists. 
  • Attendees will have ready access to and/or knowledge of web-based resources to assist with reading and writing interventions. 

Register Here for Both Sessions

This registration gives you full access to both sessions for Wednesday 8/9. Please log in at the time of the session that you would like to attend. All attendees will receive 1 APA and NASP approved CE Unit per 1 hour session completed (up to 2 per day).

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