Collaborating with Educational Diagnosticians in the Referral-Evaluation Process
Course Type: PowerPoint Video
Work effectively with other special education professionals who are testing students for learning disabilities. Learn to improve your referrals, improve the interactions on your campus, and reduce the amount of testing time that results in no qualification.
This presentation is a collaborative conversation between a speech pathologist and a educational diagnostician (LSSP Licensed Specialist in School Psychology in Texas). We discuss the similarities and differences between Receptive Language Delay and Difficulties with Listening Comprehension and between Expressive Language Delay and Difficulties with Oral Expression. We then explore reasons why we may obtain (apparently) conflicting testing results. Data from a research study sheds light on the commonalities among referrals that were most appropriate.
Participants will be able to:
- Describe similarities and differences between the roles of Diagnosticians/LSSPs and SLPs
- List the objectives of each profession’s evaluation process
- Understand how to create a framework for evaluating referral packets
- Discuss how to improve the quality of referrals received for testing for special education