CEC Webinar | Instrument Selection for the Evaluation of Children with Specific Learning Disabilities. Does it Really Matter?
DATE CHANGE: Now April 2, 2024, 5:30-6:30 PM EST
FREE for CEC members.
Instrument selection: Selecting an instrument is a complex activity that should be based on a number of criteria. The important question is to ask what is the reason for referral and the characteristics of the child and if the instrument chosen is a good fit. That said, no single instrument can address the complexity of most referral questions.
The purpose of this webinar, presented in partnership with the Council for Educational Diagnostic Services (CEDS), is to help participants in selecting instruments and the importance of using multiple sources of data when evaluating children with specific learning disabilities. This webinar will review a case study example of a child with dyslexia that includes the use of multiple sources of data.
Audience: Special education teachers, educational diagnosticians, school psychologists
Dr. Jessica Rueter
Associate Professor, Special Education
The University of Texas at Tyler
Jessica A. Rueter is an Associate Professor of Special Education at The University of Texas at Tyler. Dr. Rueter has 20+ years of experience as a special education teacher, educational diagnostician, and as a university professor.
Dr. Rueter has several publications to her credit and is a frequent speaker at the international, national, and state level. She is an assessment consultant to school districts in East Texas and in the Dallas Fort Worth metropolitan area and has served as an expert witness in due process hearings.
Her research interests include best practices of assessment of students with disabilities and translating assessment results into evidence-based instructional practices. Dr. Rueter serves as President of the Council for Educational Diagnostic Services, Past-President of the Texas Council for Exceptional Children, and a member of CEC, CEDS, TED, SSEPC, and TEDA.