This workshop will offer procedures for conducting social-emotional evaluations, from deciding when to initiate one to deciding if the student qualifies for and needs special education services. Evaluation procedures and instruments and the advantages of using behavior rating scales along with direct student assessments will be discussed.
1. Attendees will be able to name three different reasons for conducting a social-emotional evaluation.
2. Attendees will be able explain why it is important to conduct cognitive and academic testing along with behavioral data when conducting a social emotional evaluation.
3. Attendees will be able to list strengths and weaknesses of using different behavior rating scales.
4. Attendees will be able to list at least one advantage and one drawback of using the Roberts 2.
Richard "Duffy" Wagman, Ph.D.
Dr. Wagman is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and a Licensed Psychologist in Arizona. He has been a school psychologist since 1981. He has conducted social emotional evaluations with children from kindergarten through high school. He has worked in schools with self-contained classrooms for students with Emotional Disabilities every year of his career, except for the last two.
This workshop is a combined AASP/SAPA event. 2 hours of APA Approved CEs will be provided.