In January of 2018, the Arizona Board of Education revised the list of qualified examiners including the special education eligibility category of Other Health Impairment. Initially, the addition of doctoral level Arizona certified school psychologists were able to verify OHI in cases of ADHD. In August of 2018, all Arizona certified school psychologists were included in the list of qualified examiners. With the evolving changes of OHI eligibility within Arizona, best practices in this workshop will be utilized to provide participants with tools to assist in verifying OHI for school-based purposes. Suzanne O’Dea and Stacy Anderson from Paradise Valley Unified School District will facilitate this session.
1) identify State/Federal OHI eligibility criteria
2) differentiate between clinical and school-based diagnoses
3) develop an evaluation plan when ADHD behaviors are suspected
4) utilize best practices when analyzing data to verify OHI eligibility specific to ADHD symptoms
5) access resources (case law, national and local guidelines) to assist in educational decision making practices
3-hours of CPDs will be provided after attending the in-person or synchronous virtual meeting, as well as completing a short quiz and workshop evaluation. Indicate if attending in-person or through ZOOM virtually. If attending via ZOOM, a link will be sent to you.
Parking is $7 and can be purchased at NAU kiosk or at the workshop registration table. Park in Lot P13 off of Riordan Road behind Cline Library.