ASSESSMENT PD: Best Practices for School Based Assessments of Autism

TRAINERS: Diagnostic Center-Northern CA

PRESENTER: Mirit Friedland, M.A., School Psychologist

INTENDED AUDIENCE: School Psychologists, Speech Pathologists

INSTRUCTIONAL TIME: 3 Hours

*Please review PowerPoint prior to training.*

http://www.dcn-cde.ca.gov/dctrain/BestPractice-PresechoolASDAssessment.pdf

DESCRIPTION:

An

increasing number of students are being evaluated for and identified with autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Concerns relating to social interaction, communication skills, regulation, and attention often precipitate a referral for evaluation and eligibility determination of autism. School psychologists and speech pathologists are at the forefront of identifying autism and differentiating between autism and other disabilities. The current training will provide participants opportunities to review best practice assessment guidelines for autism assessments through a required PowerPoint presentation before attending the training. The in-person training will include a tool kit, and case studies from a variety of grade levels to assist with assessment and clear diagnostic reporting.

PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN AND PRACTICE TO:
• Identify relationships between DSM-5 and Education Code criteria for autism
• Use the RIOT (Review, Interview, Observe, Test) process
• Collect and integrate observations across environments
• Gather and identify developmental and behavioral histories
• Differentiate between other disabilities commonly confused with autism
• Account for comorbid disabilities
• Practice reporting data using a DSM-5 report summary form
• Review sample write-ups of assessment findings

PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO:
• View the online Introductory PowerPoint prior to attending the training
• The in-person training handout materials must be in-hand (paper) for direct use during the training

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10 May , Tuesday 13:00

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