You will learn how to select instructional strategies according to an understanding of a student’s neurocognitive profile. Dr. Naglieri will show you how to accurately identify students with specific learning disabilities (SLD) and then how to teach them more effectively. This approach is based on the definition of SLD in Federal law (IDEA), which defines the disability as a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes and academic failure. A processing disorder is best defined as neurocognitive abilities associated with different regions of the brain. These include complex decision making, focus and resistance to distractions, visual/verbal spatial ability and visual/verbal sequencing. By identifying the nature of the SLD, you can apply an appropriate instructional method for intervention. In this seminar, you will learn about SLD identification methods using various IQ tests, the role of RTI in treating SLD and strategies that are consistent with IDEA requirements.
The workshop runs from 8:15am - 2:30pm.
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This seminar will be applicable for school psychology administrators, special education administrators, regular and special education teachers, school psychologists, private psychologists and parents.
Jack A. Naglieri, PhD, is a Research Professor at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, Senior Research Scientist at the Devereux Center for Resilient Children and Emeritus Professor of Psychology at George Mason University. He has more than 30 years of published research on theoretical and psychometric issues concerning intelligence, cognitive interventions, executive function and resilience. Some of Dr. Naglieri’s more recent publications include the Cognitive Assessment System (2014), Devereux Elementary Student Strength Assessment (2012) and his book for teachers entitled Helping Children Learn (2010).