Collaborating with Educational Diagnosticians and LSSPs in the Referral-Evaluation Process

$15.00

Course Type: Video – 1 hour

ASHA Course Code: Service Delivery Associated with Speech, Language, Hearing and Related Disorders – 7010

Work effectively with special education professionals who are testing students for learning disabilities, autism, and emotional disturbance.  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 an 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.

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Additional Information

Population

School Age

Topics

Evaluations, SLP Professional

Duration

1 hour

Credit

.1 Continuing Education Unit

Format

Video

Financial Disclosure: Ellen Kester, Ph.D., CCC-SLP. Dr. Ellen Kester is the owner of Bilinguistics and receives a salary. Bilinguistics receives royalty payments for online courses.

Non-Financial Disclosure: Ellen Kester does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.

Financial Disclosure: Scott Prath, M.A., CCC-SLP is a salaried employee of Bilinguistics. Bilinguistics receives royalty payments for online courses.

Non-Financial Disclosure: Scott Prath does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.

This presentation was a collaborative conversation between a speech pathologist and a diagnostician/Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP). Discussion focused on the similarities and differences between the two positions and explored reasons why there may be conflicting testing results. Data from a research study sheds light on the commonalities among referrals that were most appropriate.

Participants will:

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
Time-Ordered Agenda:
05 minutes: Introduction
05 minutes: Professional Responsibilities
05 minutes: Evaluations
05 minutes: Qualification
05 minutes: Referral
05 minutes: Testing for Learning Disabilities
05 minutes: Cognitive Testing
05 minutes: Relationship to Language Tests
05 minutes: Predictive Value of Tests
05 minutes: Review and Concluding Remarks

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