2015 WINTER EDITION NEWSLETTER
Co-sponsored by the Northern California Branch of The International Dyslexia Association (NCBIDA) and the Parents Education Network (PEN)
March 7, 2015, 9:00 am-3:30 pm
The Carey School, 1 Carey School Lane, San Mateo, CA 94403
The Woodcock-Johnson (W-J) is one of the most commonly used psychoeducational assessment tools, and chances are it will be included when a child is being evaluated for dyslexia. Join us for a rare opportunity to get answers to questions you may have about how this test is administered and interpreted. Our speaker will be Nancy Mather, Ph.D., co-author of the W-J, which has recently undergone its fourth revision. Dr. Mather has been intimately involved in explaining and revising this testing instrument for decades—no one is more expert in its use.
This is a remarkable opportunity for educators, therapists, and parents to learn how the W-J is best employed. For parents, this program offers a chance to hear directly from the author of a test that will be likely be used to measure their child’s abilities and achievements.
After the test, then what?
The afternoon portion of Dr. Mather’s talk will focus on evidence-based interventions that can help support any learning challenges revealed on the W-J. This information is invaluable for anyone trying to make wise decisions about academic support for a child. Administrators, educators, therapists, and parents all will benefit from hearing what this engaging speaker has to say on a critically important topic.
Dr. Mather is a professor of special education at the University of Arizona in the Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies. She has published many articles and books and conducts workshops on assessment and instruction both nationally and internationally. She is a co‐author of the Woodcock‐Johnson IV and has co‐authored two recently released books on interpretation and application of this test: Woodcock-Johnson IV: Reports, Recommendations and Strategies (Mather and Jaffe, 2015), and Essentials of WJIV Tests of Achievement (Essentials of Psychological Assessment) (Mather and Wendling, 2015). Other recent books include Comprehensive Evaluations: Case Reports for Psychologists, Diagnosticians and Special Educators (Mather & Jaffe, 2011) and Essentials of Dyslexia: Assessment and Intervention (Mather and Wendling, 2012).
(Lunch included. CEU’s available at additional cost. Early registration ends February 28.)
Member Early Registration – $50
Non-Member Early registration – $60
Member Walk-in – $65
Non-Member Walk-in – $75
Click here to register (link will bring you to the Parents Education Network website).