Assessment is critical for determining what we’ve learned, how we learn, and how to best target and bolster instructional approaches as we move ahead. This course introduces the assessment tools and procedures frequently used in educational therapy settings. Participants will gain experience using specific assessment instruments. They will have access to a limited number of assessment instruments which they may use for practice. Testing is limited to educational assessment tools, which are widely used by educational therapists and do not require credentialing as a school psychologist or licensing as a clinical or educational psychologist. The course offers insight into how to administer tests used by educational therapists and how to interpret psycho-educational evaluation reports.
At the conclusion of the course, you should be able to
- Explain the purposes of formal and informal assessment
- Read, understand, and summarize educational testing reports
- Administer a standardized assessment correctly
- Recognize common tests of phonological awareness, visual motor integration, expressive and receptive language, reading, writing, and math
- Use test data to plan remediation in one academic area
- Understanding why educational therapists give assessments and conduct interviews
- How to identify which assessments are appropriate for educational therapists to administer
- How to review psycho-educational reports and other allied professional assessments in order to develop an effective treatment plan
Working knowledge of:
- Communication and collaboration tools such as Google Workspace, Microsoft Office, or LibreOffice
- Learning Management Systems (LMS) such as Canvas including navigation links, modules, etc.
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Please note that this course is designed for educational therapist candidates, general and special education teachers, school administrators, and allied professionals.
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