143: Testing Accommodations for People With Disabilities---Research-Based Practice

Subject(s)
DAY
August 08, 2014
Time & Place
1 p.m.-4:50 p.m.
Level
Intermediate
CE Credits
4
Enrollment Limit
35
Description
People with disabilities are often given tests with modified administration conditions (e.g., additional time, a private testing location). Psychologists are often asked to make recommendations regarding accommodations on tests in a variety of contexts (e.g., classroom tests, admissions tests, certification tests). In this intermediate workshop, participants will learn the legal framework for determining eligibility for accommodations and research-based principles for making accommodations recommendations for children and adults with various disabilities. Examples will focus on disabilities that psychologists diagnose (learning, cognitive and psychiatric disabilities).
Learning Objectives
1. Describe the eligibility standards for accommodations provided in the Americans With Disabilities Act and special education law.
2. Explain the methods and results of recent empirical studies on the efficacy and appropriateness of common testing accommodations.
3. Apply a general model for accommodations decisions to hypothetical client referrals and hypothetical requests for accommodations.
4. Prepare accommodation packages that meet legal standards for appropriateness and are informed by empirical research.
Instructor(s)
Lawrence J. Lewandowski, PhD, Syracuse University; Benjamin J. Lovett, PhD, Elmira College
Pricing

Enrollments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Advance: April 15-June 30, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $110 $130
Half day (4 hours) $130 $160
Full day (7 hours) $220 $260

Regular: July 1-Aug. 5, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $130 $160
Half day (4 hours) $160 $200
Full day (7 hours) $275 $335

On-site: Aug. 6-10, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $160 $190
Half day (4 hours) $190 $240
Full day (7 hours) $330 $410