The focus of Interpreting Psychoeducational Testing class is to gain a better understanding of psychological testing and how to use that knowledge to write a student profile and guide teachers/tutors in the planning of Orton-Gillingham lessons. This knowledge will help teachers better understand the underlying processing issues of students with dyslexia. Participants will also learn how to describe students to other professionals and to be more diagnostic and prescriptive in their teaching. Other local professionals including a testing psychologist, speech/language therapists, and occupational therapists, may also share their expertise with the class. Topics include but are not limited to:
- The importance of background information
- The importance of school history
- Testing Instruments (for example the WISC-V, CTOPP, and various achievement tests)
- Writing a student profile
- Orton-Gillingham lesson plan
- Understanding motor and sensory difficulties that impact learning (Occupational Therapy)
- Understanding the role of the Speech-Language Pathologist
This is a 30-hour course that satisfies some of the coursework requirements at the Certified Level of certification with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.
Prerequisite: There is no prerequisite for this class but having coursework at the Classroom Educator Level or Associate Level is highly preferred.
Course availability: Offered over the fall semester, September to January. Thursday mornings, 7:30 am – 9:00 am.