A quick reminder that the Patterns of Strengths and Weaknesses training presented by Joseph Claeys is next Monday and Tuesday. If you know anyone interested in attending here is a link: PSW Workshop
The last Patterns of Strengths and Weaknesses workshop sold out with 100 participants. I have agreed to perform another 2 day workshop April 8th and 9th 2013. The training will be at the Crown Center on west 95th in Lenexa, Kansas and is scheduled from 8:30am to 4:00pm.
For more information and registration go to the TASN link: Patterns of Strengths and Weaknesses.
This site also has information about the training: Kansas Inservice Training System.
One question that comes up often at Woodcock-Johnson III (WJIII) trainings is the use of sound equipment. For those unfamiliar with the WJIII, both the cognitive and the achievement batteries have tests that rely on the use of audio recordings. The questions about this topic range from “am I required to use the audio recording” to “what kind of equipment should I use” and a few random questions about Read more
The Five Factor Personality Inventory – Children (FFPI-C) is a personality inventory based on the Five Factor (Big 5) theory of personality. The test is normed for ages 9 years, 0 months to 18 years, 11 months. It has 75 items that are rated on what might be referred to as a semantic differential scale between two opposing anchor statements. The test is designed to be Read more
With the annual 2012 NASP convention coming up next week in Philadelphia it’s already time to put the Summer Conferences on your radar. Last year the sessions in Indianapolis, Indiana began with session on behavior interventions and RTI with the second day including sessions on Cognitive Behavior strategies and one on Academic Interventions. The conference ended with Read more
The Battelle Developmental Inventory 2nd Edition (BDI-2) is a comprehensive test of early childhood developmental skills. The original version was developed at the Battelle Memorial Institute (Columbus, Ohio laboratory) in 1973 through a contract with the U.S. Department of Education. The tool was designed to evaluate early childhood programs by assessing the developmental progress of Read more
The WJIII Diagnostic Supplement provides 11 additional cognitive tests that together with the standard and extended Cognitive battery provide an additional 14 clusters. Any number of those tests or clusters may prove useful when trying to tease out specific processing strengths and weaknesses. However, when testing early childhood population the GIA-Edev provides Read more
The WJIII is one of the easiest tests to administer. It has both the administration instructions and the stimulus items in the same easel. It’s astonishing that other publishers haven’t copied this elegant design. Instead we’re often confronted with an awkward manual and many different sized stimulus books. However there are still some common errors that people make when administering Read more
Some examiners report that, in their experience, the Sound Blending test “scores high.” There’s probably more than one reason for this observation. For example, it’s understood that cognitive abilities reflect aspects of prior knowledge and learning (some more than others). Our Speech Pathologists do a pretty good job of teaching phonological processing, so clearly Read more