School Psychology Department
This course covers the knowledge and skills required to conduct individual assessment of educationally relevant cognitive functions and special abilities. Emphasis is placed on using multiple types of data, including structured observation, interviews, rating scales, and standardized tests. Students are expected to achieve a high level of proficiency in administration and scoring of standardized tests, and initial skills in analysis and integration of assessment data, report writing, and oral communication of assessment results. Historical influences and theoretical models for conceptualizing cognitive and neuropsychological functions and special abilities are presented. The course also addresses major issues and controversies in assessment of children and adolescents. Practice assignments for this course are arranged through the concurrent Practicum II. Open only to students in the MA/CAGS or doctoral program in School Psychology.