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    • 04/27/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Harraseeket Inn, Freeport
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    Dr.  Samuel Ortiz returns to Maine to present Nondiscriminatory Evaluation of Specific Learning Disability with English Learners: Application of a Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses (PSW) Approach via the C-LIM and X-BASS . This workshop will outline the critical issues involved in nondiscriminatory evaluation of Specific Learning Disability via a PSW model with English learners. A comprehensive, research-based method for assessment, including full operationalization of a systematic Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses (PSW) model will be presented along with instruction on various Cross-Battery Assessment (XBA) methods, principles, and X-BASS software that assists interpretation and diagnosis. Particular emphasis will be placed on highlighting limitations of typical evaluation methods with English learners and use of the Culture-Language Interpretive Matrix (C-LIM) and Ortiz PVAT for addressing the concept of difference vs. disorder.

    Click Here for April 2018 Workshop.pdf

    Registration Information:

    Online registration only. Payment or Purchase Order must accompany registration. 

    If paying by purchase order, select the "pay offline" option and email a copy of the PO to maineasp@gmail.com

    Payments for Purchase Orders must be received by the day of the conference. 

    Registration closes April 20th. 

    Cancellation Policy: 

     If you need to cancel, you must either cancel your registration online or submit written notification to MASP at least 10 days in advance for a full refund. Cancellations with less than 10 days notice will receive a refund less the cost of food (typically $50) and a $25 processing fee. Please email your request to maineasp@gmail.com.

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