ASSESSMENT PD: Pattern of Strengths & Weaknesses: The PSW Model for SLD Identification

TRAINERS: Diagnostic Center of Northern California

PRESENTER: James Hiramoto, Ph.D, School Psychologist

INTENDED AUDIENCE: School Psychologists

INSTRUCTIONAL TIME: 3 Hours - 1:00-4:00 p.m.


A Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses (PSW) Model for SLD identification is a way of organizing

and integrating data from both the intervention and assessment processes in order to make informed decisions regarding student eligibility and intervention. This training will provide an overview of and specific steps for using a PSW model to make a clear case for SLD by identifying patterns in neuropsychology processing deficits.

Participants Will:

• Learn history of PSW model

• Understand how the PSW model fits in with current Special Education Law

• Discuss connections between cognitive processes and specific areas of academic performance

• Understand the purpose of evaluation planning, assessment tool selection and data synthesis in a PSW model

• Discuss case studies that use the PSW model to determine eligibility

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1114 Yuba St, 95901
19 January , Tuesday 13:00

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