PED672 Psycho-Academic Assessment
Lead Faculty: Dr. Linda K. Smedley
Introduces School Psychology candidates to the administration, interpretation, and communication of results from psycho-academic tests. Focus is on achievement and process measures, as well as the development of curriculum-based assessment. Continued emphasis on interviewing, behavioral observation, interpretation, integration of results, implementing interventions, and follow-up.
- Examine the uses of dynamic assessment strategies and curriculum-based assessment. Writing Assignments Case Analysis.
- Conduct comprehensive cognitive, academic, and processing assessments of children and adolescents from a variety of ethnic backgrounds.
- Integrate information to develop comprehensive reports of assessment including a differential diagnosis of handicapping conditions, recommendations for interventions appropriate to inclusion options and strategies of improving academic and social performance.
- Evaluate the results of the assessments including statement of handicapping condition, strategies of improving academic and social performance, IEP goals and objectives, and recommendations for teachers.