WS011: Cognitive Profile Analysis in School Psychology: A Challenging History

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
2:30 PM–5:45 PM MST

  • CPD: 3
  • PMD: 1,10
  • Price
    • Members: $100.00
    • Nonmembers: $135.00
    • Students: $100.00
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand the principles of evidence-based assessment and their applicability for school psychology practice; and
  2. become (re)acquainted with a body of empirical literature that has raised concerns about the utility of cognitive profile analysis methods for well over 30 years;
  3. better evaluate which assessment methods are most useful for conducting equitable evaluations for all children in schools.


Despite a questionable research history, profile analysis methods remain pervasive in school psychology training and practice. This session will review new and continued concerns associated with use of these techniques.



Ryan J. McGill, PhD


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