What Do These Scores Mean? Understanding Your Child's Assessments
Tuesday, September 24 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm
ASGA Offices • 703 S. Main Street, Akron OH 44311
What Do These Scores Mean?
A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Psychological Assessments
This workshop will focus on teaching the major areas of assessment that children with an autism spectrum disorder might receive as part of their educational or psychological evaluation. These will include: cognitive testing, academic or achievement testing, adaptive assessment, social-emotional assessments, and autism-specific measures. Each assessment domain will be reviewed in detail and best practices for evaluation will be discussed. Next, parents will learn the key components of test interpretation including how to make sense of their child’s performance and compare scores across assessments. Lastly, parents will learn how their child’s individual performance on testing can help guide IEP goals and monitor their progress over time.
ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP TO:
- Learn the major areas of assessment that a child may receive as part of their psychoeducational evaluation and discuss best practices for testing.
- Understand the key components of test interpretation and how to make sense of your child’s scores.
- Discuss how individual performance on testing can help inform IEP goals and monitor your child’s progress over time.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Amy Young, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist at KidsLink Neurobehavioral Center who specializes in the psychological assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders. She obtained her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College in Chicago, IL with a focus on child and adolescent development. Prior to joining KidsLink, Dr. Young was a psychologist in the Developmental Medicine Center at Boston Children’s Hospital and an instructor at Harvard Medical School where conducted research on autism spectrum disorders.
DO I NEED TO REGISTER?
An RSVP is appreciated for planning purposes. Handouts and light refreshments provided.