USING PSW to Identify SLD
Presented By Dr. Milton J. Dehn
This workshop begins with the neuropsychology of 13 psychological and cognitive processes that are highly related with the development of specific academic skills. This is followed by the rationale and evidence-base for using a pattern of strengths and weaknesses (PSW) approach to the identification of SLD.
The workshop continues with procedures for conducting a multi-battery assessment of processes that combines cognitive scales, rating scales, and specific processing scales. This is followed by procedures for analyzing the data, interpreting the results, and determining the processing weaknesses that may be used for identification of specific learning disabilities.
Also included is a demonstration of the Psychological Processing Analyzer, software designed to identify statistically significant strengths and weaknesses following a multibattery assessment. The workshop concludes with an overview of evidence-based interventions for specific processing deficits.
Presenter: Milton Dehn, Ed.D. is a nationally recognized expert on psychological processing assessment, PSW, and working memory. Dr. Dehn is the author of Essentials of Processing Assessment, 2nd Edition and The Psychological Processing Analyzer, as well as several books on children’s memory problems. After working as a school psychologist and training school psychology graduate students for many years, Dr. Dehn is now a private practice school psychologist and the program director for Schoolhouse Educational Services, an agency in La Crosse, Wisconsin that provides assessment, consultation, and tutoring for children with learning and memory disabilities.
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