Session Detail

Addressing Current Challenges of SLD Evaluations
Session 4: Informed Professional Judgment

The purpose of this series is to equip evaluation personnel for the current challenges regrading SLD identification that revolve around COVID19, the Corrective Action Plan, and over- and under-identification of students. These sessions will be delivered in a blended format in the following sequence

a) study materials delivered one week prior to training (1 hour),

b) the virtual training session (3 hours) ,and

c) follow-up activity- consisting of a brief activity and quiz (2 hours), due one week after.

This sequence allows the learner to distribute their learning, reflect and practice, and make connections to their actual practice. 

This session is designed as a four part series. 

Important Session Information:

According to two TEA Guidance Documents (RTI and §89.1040 FAQ): “Evaluators must use professional judgment, including consideration of multiple information or data sources to support the eligibility determination, in making the determination of LD. Information or data sources may include statewide assessment results, formal evaluation test scores (IQ, achievement, cognitive function or processing), RtI progress monitoring data, informal data (rating scales, student work samples, interviews, parent input) and anecdotal reports.” This session will use real case studies to process the FIE from referral to decision, including defining characteristics of what SLD is and what it is not, policy implications, and DNQ’s. 

Participation in the live Zoom meeting is required to receive credit for this session. 

This is the fourth part of a four part series. You may attend any or all sessions; however, if you attend the first three, this last session will be free. This discount will be applied upon the close of the fourth session.

This program has been approved for continuing education credit by the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA).  TSHA approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.


Dimension 1.2: Data and Assessment, Dimension 2.2: Content Knowledge and Expertise, Dimension 2.4: Differentiation

Registration ends at 12:00 AM on Thursday, February 4, 2021
Session ID:
Credits Available:
(6) CPE
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Janeia Vorderkunz
Dr. Edward Schultz, MSU
Date Time Location
2/10/2021 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Online Location

ESC Region 12 | 2101 West Loop 340 | Waco TX 76712 | 254-297-1212