Patterns of Learning Disorders: Working Systematically from Assessment to Intervention / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
When prereferral interventions fall short of resolving a student's learning difficulties, a comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation may be necessary. This user-friendly book provides school-based practitioners with a clear framework for assessment and evidence-based intervention planning under the revised IDEA guidelines. A step-by-step flowchart and 12 detailed case studies assist the reader in recognizing the patterns that identify specific learning problems related to IQ, information processing, and classroom performance. Empirically supported treatments for each problem are described, and special education eligibility issues discussed. The authors also address practical issues involved in implementing their system in conjunction with response-to-intervention models.
About the Author
David L. Wodrich, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology in Education at Arizona State University, where he teaches graduate students in school psychology. Before his university appointment, his practice in public schools and at Phoenix Children's Hospital for more than 20 years involved evaluation of, and planning for, children with learning and developmental problems. Dr. Wodrich is past president of the American Board of School Psychology and the Arizona Psychological Association and a diplomate in school psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Wodrich's research interests include the effect of chronic illness on school success and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. He is the author of several books and numerous peer-reviewed articles.
Ara J. Schmitt, PhD, is a practicing school psychologist within the Tempe Union High School District, where he provides a full range of services, including psychoeducational evaluation, consultation, intervention, staff development, and trainee supervision. He serves as a faculty associate for Arizona State University's doctoral program in school psychology and teaches a course on academic intervention and progress monitoring. The author of several publications, Dr. Schmitt's research interests include psychoeducational assessment, intervention, and pediatric school psychology.
Table of Contents
1. Overview of the System and Reasons for Assessing
2. IQ-Related Conditions
3. Information-Processing-Related Conditions
4. Performance-Related Conditions
5. How to Use the System through Case Examples
6. Suggestions for Implementing the Classification and Intervention Planning System
School psychologists, special educators, and child clinical psychologists; graduate students in these fields. May serve as a text in graduate-level courses dealing with educational assessment, diagnosis of learning problems, academic interventions, and special education remediation.