Conducting Evidence-Based Assessments for Learning Disabilities

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 1,6
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. learn how to use skills-based data in psychoeducational reports.
  2. use an evidence-based model of LD identification.
  3. address dyslexia concerns which fits into the role of consultant and engaging in data-based decision making as outlined by the NASP Practice Model.


Popular models for identifying learning disabilities are fraught with psychometric issues and are especially problematic when working with CLD students. Participates will be provided with examples of integrating MTSS and special education eligibility decision-making. How this approach can be used for English learners, and other students for whom standardized assessment is not appropriate, will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to review and examine case study examples for culturally and linguistically diverse learners.



Cathleen A. Geraghty-Jenkinson, California State University, Long Beach
Kerri T. Knight-Teague, California State University, Long Beach

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