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.
• 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