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Navigating Two Cultural Worlds: Acculturation Matters in School Psychology

  • 30 May 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Northern Arizona University (NAU), College of Education, Room 190 or Virtually through ZOOM


Abstract: IDEIA requires that assessment procedures for children with suspected disabilities be multifaceted, comprehensive, fair, useful, and valid. For culturally and linguistically diverse children, this includes assessing their level of acculturation in order to select non-discriminatory instruments, and devise culturally-responsive interventions. This workshop reviews current literature on acculturation and development; acculturation and assessment considerations; and potential strategies for interventions related to wellbeing and mental health among acculturating student populations. Dr. Carlos Calderón, assistant professor from NAU, will facilitate this session.


  • Understanding acculturation as a developmental process
  • Understanding the implications of acculturation on assessment procedures
  • Understanding the implications of acculturation on psychosocial interventions
  • Be familiar with acculturation assessment techniques

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.

The College of Education is located at 801 S. Knoles. Park in Lot P13 off of Riordan Road behind Cline Library. Parking passes ($7) can be purchased at the kiosk on Riordan OR at the workshop registration table.

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