Fall Conference 2016

A Tentative Preview of speakers by day:

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

 

Dr. Pamela Wright, special education director for the state of Indiana, will deliver the opening keynote address.

Dr. Mark Shinn is currently Professor and Coordinator of the School Psychology at National Louis University (NLU) in Chicago. Prior to joining NLU in 2003, he was Professor of School Psychology and Special Education at the University of Oregon (1984-2003).

Dr. Shinn is a nationally recognized consultant to schools and state departments of education across the country on implementation of MTSS /RTI. He began working in the first urban school district sites (St. Paul and Minneapolis Public Schools) that evolved into an RTI model in the early 1980s and has worked with schools and state departments of education in more than 40 states.  Among these consultation activities, he served 5 years as the Project Director for the Northern Region of IASPIRE, an USDE/OSEP and Illinois State Board of Education Personnel Preparation Grant for supporting implementation of RTI in a Multi-Tier Intervention model in Illinois. In the past 2 years, he has supported other state department efforts in Virginia, Tennessee, and North Dakota.  

Dr. Shinn’s areas of specific expertise are scientifically based basic skills progress monitoring and screening, particularly when applied in a Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) or Response to Intervention (RtI).  He has edited 2 books on Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) and published almost 100 journal articles and book chapters on basic skills progress monitoring and screening. In addition, he has contributed to the software development of Aimsweb, and the progress monitoring components of Jamestown Reading Navigator and Vmath.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

“A Day of Ethics”

Dr. Dan Florell will be presenting “Ethics of School Psychologists Using Technology in Practice”. 

Dr. Sara Golomb will be presenting 2 different 90 minute workshops addressing mandated reporting.  She will present “Mandated Reporting: Laws, Ethics, Barriers, and Recommendations” for current practitioners and “Future Mandated Reporters-Understanding the Role” focused more for the graduate educators and early career professionals

Dr. Kathleen Williams will be presenting "Assessing and Developing the Skills Required for Reading and Writing Success"

Dr. Milt Dehn will present “Using Assessment to Design Interventions for Executive Function Deficits”. 

Pearson and MHS will be presenting on new assessments as well as reading interventions.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Dr. Andrew Shanock will present about how the school psychologist and the speech-language pathologist can work together on Specific Learning Disability evaluations.

Dr. David Kilpatrick will present “Recent Advances in Understanding Word-Level Reading Problems: Assessment and Highly Effective Intervention”. 

Dr. Kathleen Williams will be presenting "Assessing and Developing the Skills Required for Reading and Writing Success"

Riverside will be presenting on using their new assessments as well as reading interventions

Wednesday, September 21 and Thursday, September 22, 2016

Dr. Kim Martell will present the 12 hour DSM-5 training that is required to apply for your Independent Practice Endorsement (IPE).
 

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