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Planning, Interpreting, & Writing the FIE
A Three Part Series

This 3-part series will take a deeper dive into “basic psychological processes” involved in Specific Learning (SLD) identification. With the new language in the Legal Framework and Single Pathway for Dyslexia identification, it is more important now to take a deeper dive into cognitive processes going beyond just standard score interpretation and broad abilities to understand the relationship to learning and how processing strengths and weaknesses “is relevant to the identification of SLD.” 

Important Session Information:

Session 1: A Walk through the G’s
Participants in this session will have a deeper understanding of the CHC model, specifically important narrow ability clusters, the advances in CHC theory (e.g., the Glr construct), and most importantly how these processes relate to learning, both typical and atypical. A walk through the G’s will begin with those processes required for the skill acquisition and progress to Gc/GF and executive function. With this understanding, participants will be able to have a deeper understanding of learning and be able to explain the impact of a disability.  

Session 2: Task Demand Analysis and Test Selection
Participants new insights and understanding from session 1 will be applied in this session in order for examiners to be precise and surgical in test selection in order to identify “imperfect abilities” with students with SLD.  Support for these practices will be identified in the publishers test manuals including instructions on conducting a task demand analysis. This training will include case studies using the most common tests. 

Session 3: Writing Effective Impact Statements and Needs Statements in the FIE
Participants will be able to communicate student learning (or lack of) by using their new knowledge and skills to write effective impact statements and needs statements in the FIE. This can be accomplished by using “integrated data analysis” in which participants will be shown the relationship between test data, informal data, and its connection to learning for individual students. This training will use case studies. Participants are encouraged to bring their own cases as well to practice. 

UPDATE:  January 24, Day 1 ONLY: This session has been changed to Zoom only. The link will be emailed to registered participants on Friday, January 21 and again on Monday, January 24. At this time, Day 2 (February 28) and Day 3 (March 28) will be held at ESC Region 12.

Registration for this session has ended
Session ID:
Credits Available:
(18) CPE
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Janeia Vorderkunz
Dr. Edward Schultz, MSU
Date Time Location
1/24/2022 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Online Location
2/28/2022 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM ESC Region 12
2101 W Loop 340, Waco, 76712
3/28/2022 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM ESC Region 12
2101 W Loop 340, Waco, 76712

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