When conducting a comprehensive evaluation, it is imperative that cognitive assessment instruments be reliable and valid, developmentally appropriate, and clinically useful for determining patterns of strengths and weaknesses in order to better comprehend learner outcomes. The presenter will provide a detailed but very brief overview of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fifth Edition (WISC-V) test structure.
Content of this workshop is intended for those practitioners who routinely assess students between the ages of 6 and 16 using the WISC-V for the provision of special services. Particular emphasis will be placed on interpretation of the WISC-V scales within a sample case. The presenter will review in detail how to utilize WISC-V process and contract scores. Use of this additional interpretive information will be demonstrated via a complex sample case.
Attendees will demonstrate their new skills via Knowledge Checks of the advanced interpretive options using the WISC-V throughout the workshop session.
Participants will be able to:
- Demonstrate their learning via discussion regarding the advanced interpretive options of the WISC-V
- Investigate interpretive models that may be applied to the WISC-V
- Demonstrate their awareness of process and contrast scores in the WISC-V to evaluate cognitive processes often associated with learning disabilities
CE Hours: 3
About the Presenter:
Dr. Maggie Kjer is currently employed as the Pearson Assessment Consultant for Georgia specializing in the Clinical Assessment Area. Maggie is also the Southeastern/Southwestern Regional Manager. She has been a consultant with Pearson Assessments/AGS for 15 years. Maggie earned her PhD in Education with a specialization in Training and Performance Improvement from Capella University. Maggie holds a Master’s degree in Special Education Administration. Her teaching career spans over 25 years and she has taught in Europe and Asia, as well as several states in US. Maggie is a member of GPA, GASP, and Phi Delta Kappa International.
Registration Costs (per workshop):
Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before February 12, 2016 to receive this rate.)
Registration (After February 12, 2016)
- $70: GPA Members
- $20: Student GPA Members (Will not receive a CE certificate)
- $105: Non-members
Must be logged into member profile to receive member rate.
- $80: GPA Members
- $30: Student GPA Members (Will not receive a CE certificate)
- $115: Non-members
Registrants must cancel through Amy Dietrich only via email or phone (contacting other staff members/leadership does not guarantee your cancellation.) No faxes or mail cancellations will be accepted.
Cancellation Fee: $35
Refunds will not be given for cancellations within five (5) business days prior to the workshop date.
The Georgia Psychological Association is proud to sponsor and support a wide variety of workshops throughout the year as an APA approved sponsor of Continuing Education.