Best Practices in Assessing CLD Students with an emphasis on ED and OHI with Dr. Charles Barrett, Ph.D.

  • Online
  • 3 CPE Credits
  • $45
  • 3.0 Hours NASP CPD

Workshop info

Participants will be exposed to comprehensive, evidence-based, and practitioner friendly assessment models to effectively differentiate between language difference and disability (particularly Specific Learning Disability) for English Learner (EL) students and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Emotional Disturbance (ED) for Black students. Additionally, participants will develop the skills necessary to effectively design culturally sensitive assessment batteries to validly assess culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students’ cognitive abilities, academic skills, and social, emotional, and behavioral functioning. Related to ADHD and ED, specific emphasis will be placed on how rater characteristics influence evaluation decisions. An interactive workshop with multiple opportunities for active engagement, participants will be encouraged to consider the manner in which data are gathered throughout the assessment process and informs next steps for children and adolescents. Implications for school-based psychological practice and influencing practice and policy decisions in local school divisions related to serving CLD students and families will be discussed.

About our Presenter: Charles A. Barrett, PhD, NCSP is a lead school psychologist with Loudoun County Public Schools and adjunct lecturer at Northern Virginia Community College, the Graduate School of Education at Howard University, and the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. An award-winning educator for his commitment to students, families, schools, and communities, Dr. Barrett holds various leadership positions with the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and frequently speaks to a variety of professional and lay audiences about promoting positive outcomes for children.

Workshop Delivery: This workshop will be offered via Zoom (online, live broadcast, not recorded). The Zoom and handouts link will be emailed to participants prior to the workshop date.

Correspondence: Emails regarding this workshop will be sent to the participant's primary email address in Region 13's eCampus registration system. Please check your "My Account - Manage Account" to verify that we have your correct email address.

eCampus CEs: 3.0 Hours

NASP CPD: 3.0 Hours