November 6, 2014 An Introduction to the WISC-V Dr. Susan Wallace and Dr. Peter Entwistle Workshop Description: The WISC-V represents a major revision with new content, six new subtests and a new test structure aligned to five clinically and theoretically driven factor-based index scores. It can be administered in multiple formats (traditional and digital) and offers numerous ancillary scores for special clinical purposes. The presenter of this intermediate workshop, a cognition consultant for Pearson, and the WISC-V team, will offer his perspective on the revision process. In-depth didactic instruction and hands-on experience is used to convey the critical aspects of the revision. Learning Objectives 1. Describe the revisions and changes to the WISC-V that affect the test's theoretical foundations, user-friendliness, psychometric properties, developmental appropriateness, and clinical utility. 2. Describe the rationale and constructs measured by six new subtests. 3. Administer and score six new subtests and adjust administration and scoring techniques for revised subtests. 4. Apply digital administration and scoring of the WISC-V subtests, including substantial changes since the WISC-IV was released in a digital format. 5. Comprehend the revised test structure and enhancements to interpretative approaches. 7. Analyze and interpret the WISC-V profile at a primary index, subtest, and ancillary (special applications) score level. About the Presenters: Susan Brown Wallace, Ph.D. is currently an Assessment Consultant with Pearson after serving 15 years as a School Psychologist in Fairfax County Public Schools. Dr. Wallace joined the Pearson family in May of 2006 after having worked as a consultant for American Guidance Services (now a part of Pearson Clinical Assessments) on the standardization of the KABC-II, KTEA-II, Vineland, DAS-II, and other instruments while in Fairfax County. Much of that work involved ensuring that diverse groups were appropriately included in the standardization sample of these instruments. She now consults with schools in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC. She currently serves as a Diversity Advocate for Pearson. Dr. Wallace holds degrees from Howard University, Boston University, and the University of Pittsburgh. She currently holds clinical psychology licensure in Virginia, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, National Association of School Psychologists, the International School Psychology Association, and of the Network for Multicultural Training in Psychology. Her special interests are assessment of preschool children, culturally sensitive assessment and treatment of ethnic and language minority children, effects of chronic illness on children, childhood anxiety disorders, and the training of psychologists. She formerly taught at Hampton University and Wake Forest University. Dr. Wallace served as a Clinical Child Psychologist at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and as Supervising Psychologist at the Child Guidance Center of Winston-Salem, NC. Peter C. Entwistle Ph.D. Peter is a Cognition Consultant for Pearson. He has worked for Pearson since July 2008, and prior to that for The Psychological Corporation from 2002-2008. Previously, he was at the University of Massachusetts-Boston for 10 years as Program Director, and full-time faculty in the Department of Counseling & School Psychology. For 6 years he was Pediatric Neuropsychologist at Braintree Hospital. Prior to that he was Chief of Child Psychology at Pembroke Hospital for 6 years and taught at Northeastern University in the Graduate Program of Counseling Psychology, Special Education & Rehabilitation. Earlier, he was the system-wide School Psychologist for 10 years in the Scituate Public Schools. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences (Hons.) from London University, a Master’s degree in Education from Harvard, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Boston College in 1983. He is certified and licensed as a school psychologist and was first licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1987, as a health service provider in Psychology. He has maintained his license for over 25 years. He has had an independent private practice for over 15 years. Is it working? Methods for Evaluating Behavioral Interventions Dr. Eric Mesmer, Radford University Workshop Description:Given the need to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions, school psychologists need workable methods that assist in this process. The purpose of this presentation will be to expose attendees to methods intended to assess and evaluate behavioral outcomes, teacher perceptions, and intervention integrity. About the Presenter: Eric M. Mesmer, Ph.D., NCSP – is currently an associate professor of psychology and the coordinator of the school psychology program at Radford University. His research interests include the application of behavioral generalization principles to the academic responding of students with behavioral and learning difficulties, school psychologists’ involvement in Response to Intervention, and teacher interpretation and use of progress monitoring data. He has authored or coauthored several articles addressing intervention generalization and was a recent co-author of the book Reading Intervention in the Primary Grades: A Common Sense Guide to RTI. Dr. Mesmer previously served as the Co-Principal Investigator of Teach for Achievement (TFA) a state funded teacher training grant providing professional development in data-driven reading assessment and intervention practices. He has additionally collaborated with several local school districts to assist in planning and implementing RTI efforts. In addition to working as a practicing school psychologist for several years, Dr. Mesmer previously worked on a federally funded technical assistance project that provided support to school districts in implementing evidence-based programs to students with disabilities. Best practices with psychological report writing Dr. Jennifer Mabry, Radford University Workshop Description: The purpose of this presentation is to review best practices with psychological assessment report writing. As child advocates, school psychologists are tasked with effectively communicating with all audience members. The attendees will be provided with sample report templates, data tables and recommendations. About the Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Mabry is an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at Radford University (RU). She also serves RU as the Director of the Center for Assessment and Psychological Services (CAPS). She completed Masters/Ed.S. level training in a school psychology program at UNC-CH. She worked for over 10 years as a school psychologist in NC and VA before enrolling in a school psychology doctoral program at UVA. While at UVA she earned a specialization in pediatric neuropsychology, completing coursework, practicum, internship, dissertation and post-doctoral training with Dr. Peter Patrick at UVA Children’s Hospital and Kluge Children’s Rehabilitation Center. In addition to writing well over 1,000 reports in her career, Dr. Mabry teaches aspects of report writing in graduate psychology classes such as Child Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention, and provides clinical supervision of report writing with graduate students serving as CAPS clinicians. 8:30 Registration and Networking 9:00 Is it working? Methods for Evaluating Behavioral Interventions 10:00 Break 10:15 Best practices with psychological report writing 11:30 Lunch on your own 12:30 An Introduction to the WISC-V (This program will conclude by 3:30pm) *Refunds will be offered if participants are unable to attend the workshop. NOTE: Due to the distance between the parking lot and our event location, Radford University will be providing a golf cart shuttle service to and from Heth Hall so after parking in Lot U there will be signs directing you where to wait for the shuttle. Please complete this form and return to the address below by Monday, November 3, 2014 Please send completed registration form and CHECKS ONLY to: Christina Gibson, Ed.S. VASP SW Region Rep. 4782 Pleasant Hill Road Rocky Mount, VA 24151 NO PURCHASE ORDERS PLEASE Make checks payable to VASP For questions, concerns please contact Christina Gibson at (540)915-4311 or by email: [email protected] VASP is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer professional development for school psychologists. VASP maintains responsibility for the program."