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Webinars-Recorded

Pearson is dedicated to helping you and your colleagues stay abreast of best practices and current research as well as maintain a high level of expertise in serving your clients and students. These webinar events are recorded presentations delivered via the Internet that you watch and listen to on your computer. They are free-of-charge to participants and vary in length.

To obtain more information on a webinar, please contact us at 1-866-335-8418 or via e-mail at: work.shops@pearson.com.

To find list of current upcoming webinars click here.

Wechsler Memory Scale—Fourth Edition (WMS®–IV): An Introduction

Amy Gabel, Ph.D.

This session provides you with essential information regarding the features of the WMS–IV.

Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency™—Second Edition (BOT™–2)

Lesley Notari

Learn about the philosophy and rationale, features, administration, scores and interpretation, ASSIST™ scoring software of the BOT–2.

Getting Started with Q-Global Training Series

Jeremy Clarke

MODULE 3: Managing sub-accounts

Behavior and Emotional Screening System (BESS): Part of the BASC™–2 family

Larry Hanken

Learn about using the quick classroom screener for behavioral and emotional issues.

An introduction to the new Wechsler Individual Achievement Test®—Third Edition: Canadian

Dr. Paul Szego

This session will introduce you to the new WIAT®–IIICDN. Suitable for use in various educational and clinical settings, including schools, clinics, private practices, and residential treatment facilities, the new WIAT®–IIICDN thoroughly assesses key areas of achievement and targets interventions with result-specific goal statements. This latest edition is designed to improve the diagnostic power and sensitivity of subtests, and provide maximally informative scores, skills analysis, and meaningful comparisons between achievement and ability.

Frontal Dysfunction Following Traumatic Brain Injury: A Case of a Modern Day Phineas Gage

Dr. Dean Delis

This webinar will provide an introduction to the assessment of frontal-lobe deficits following traumatic brain injury. During the 1.5 hour webinar, Dr. Delis will provide a brief history of theories of frontal-lobe functions and the methods that psychologists have used to assess these functions. Using a case approach that is reminiscent of Phineas Gage, Dr. Delis will demonstrate how data from several assessment instruments can be used to characterize cognitive deficits that commonly occur following traumatic brain injury.

Identifying Full-Day Kindergarten Readiness and Early Indicators of Learning

Dr. Paul Szego

With more and more schools moving to Full Day Kindergarten, the need to ascertain who is ready for the classroom is becoming increasingly important. In this hour-long webinar, we will discuss a number of ways that you can quickly and effectively identify challenges with learning, communication, and classroom behaviours.

KeyMath™ 3 Diagnostic Assessment

Larry Hanken

Learn about the individually administered measure of essential mathematical concepts and skills.

Why Some Students Struggle with Reading: A Look at Reading-Related Processes

Karen Apgar, MA CAGS/NCSP, Gloria Maccow, PhD and Justin Potts, MS NCSP

Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale®—Fourth Edition (WAIS–IV): Overview

Larry Hanken

This session provides you with essential information regarding the features of the WAIS–IV. You will learn about some of the key differences between the WAIS–III and WAIS–IV, including examples of new subtests. This session is designed for clinicians that have not yet purchased the WAIS–IV, or those who have purchased and want to gain an overview prior to reading the manuals or attending a webinar.

Rookwood Driving Battery

Lesley Notari

Learn about the philosophy and rationale, features, administration and scoring, overall score interpretation, and the standardization and validation of the Rookwood Driving Battery.

MMPI-2-RF: Public Safety

Yossef S. Ben-Porath, PhD

NEW! Sensory Profile 2 Overview

Adam Scheller

This brief webinar will provide you with an overview of the Sensory Profile 2, including components of the assessment, updates made from the previous edition, and effective uses to maximize professional practice.

Understanding Developmental Strengths and Needs Using the WPPSI–IV

Amy Gabel, Ph.D.

This presentation is intended for those practitioners who routinely assess young children between the ages of 2:6 and 7:7 for the provision of special services. Particular emphasis will be placed on the changes from the WPPSI–III to the WPPSI–IV, including new subtests and index scores. The session will help participants understand how the theoretical underpinnings and content of the measure help clinicians to understand children's needs, and how to use the information in program eligibility decisions and in developing intervention recommendations based upon a complete analysis of data.

Motor and movement assessment using the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler development®—Third Edition, Movement Assessment Battery for Children—Second Edition, and Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency—Second Edition

Jennifer Gauthier

The development of healthy movement and motor skills is critical for individuals of all ages to live a successful life. Disorders in speed, fluency, quality, or ease of fine and gross motor and movement skills can significantly impair the experience of daily living activities. This session provides you with insights into today's key assessment tools that can help you identify the nature of such disorders and develop efficient intervention and treatment strategies.

Behavior Assessment System for Children—Second Edition: Overview Presentation

Gloria Maccow, Ph.D.

The BASC-2 is a multi-method, multi-dimensional system designed to help professionals understand the behaviors and emotions of children, adolescents, and young adults. In approximately 20 minutes, Gloria Maccow, Ph.D. will describe the components of the BASC-2 - Teacher Rating Scales (TRS), Parent Rating Scales (PRS), Self-Report of Personality (SRP), Student Observation System (SOS), and Structured developmental History (SDH).

SCAN–3

Nancy Castilleja

The SCAN–3 is soon to be released! Learn more about the revision in this brief overview. Samples of tasks included!

Assessing adaptive behaviour and independent living skills in your clients using
the Vineland–II Adaptive Behavior Scales – Second Edition (Vineland™–II),
Texas Functional Living Scales (TFLS), and Independent Living Scales™ (ILS™)

Jennifer Gauthier

This session provides an overview of different measures that are available today to assess personal skills needed for daily/independent living. Focusing on the Vineland™–II, the ILS™, and the new TFLS, it outlines key features and clinical utilities and discusses how these practical tools can help you identify individuals who are in need of an increased level of care, such as individuals with dementia, autism, intellectual disabilities, TBI, and certain psychiatric diagnoses.

NEW! PLS-5: Administration, Scoring, and Interpretation

Amy Gabel, Ph.D

This webinar will provide current PLS-5 information as well as answers to clinicians’ frequently asked questions about administration, scoring, and interpretation.

Getting Started with Q-Global Training Series

Jeremy Clarke

MODULE 4: How to generate report

ACS: Enhance the clinical utility of the WAIS–IV and WMS–IV

Michael Charron

Introduction to the Advanced Clinical Solutions, a tool which provides additional scores and subtests for the WAIS–IV and WIAT–III to augment their clinical utility.

Session 2: Assessing Clients with Q-interactive and Archiving and Exporting Assessment Batteries

Jeremy Clarke

In this 60-minute webinar we will review the common tools used in an assessment such as the timer, notes, contextual events, how to turn audio capture off, how to flag and resolve scores, and how to review scores and transfer assessments back to Central. Then, the primary focus will be on how to access and review scores in Central, and export and archive data when needed.
This session is not designed to provide an in-depth tutorial on all of the unique aspects of individual subtests/measures, but rather to orient you to many of the common tools and processes that you will need to know to efficiently use Q-interactive to assess your clients. Information concerning specific measures/subtests is provided in the available support videos and other scheduled webinars.

Reliably assessing receptive and expressive vocabulary and word retrieval skills in individuals of all ages: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test—Fourth Edition (PPVT™–4) and Expressive Vocabulary Test—Second Edition (EVT–2)

Michael Charron

Knowledge of basic concepts is critical to an individual's language and cognitive development. The PPVT™–4 is the gold-standard in assessing receptive vocabulary, assisting professionals effectively in their role of fostering growth in language and literacy skills. The EVT–2, to be used in conjunction with the PPVT™–4, measures expressive vocabulary and word retrieval. Designed for the assessment of individuals of all ages, the two tests are well suited for screening, diagnosis, and progress measurement. During this session, you will gain insights into the characteristics of the two instruments and how they are used together.

Assessment of Suboptimal Effort

Gloria Maccow, Ph.D. & Dr.Anne-Marie Kimbell

Session 1: Proper iPad Settings & Q-interactive Central Workflow

Jeremy Clarke

In this 40-minute session, we will review basic iPad settings that should be made for the best Q-interactive experience. Also, this session will review workflow functions in Q-interactive Central, including how to set up clients, assign/create batteries, and create assessments. Time is built into this session for you to make the settings and gain some practice using the system.

Bayley®–III Screening Test

Amy Gabel, Ph.D.

Learn about the test that helps you screen for developmental delays and then conduct in-depth assessment, if needed.

Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales—Second Edition (Vineland–II)

Larry Hanken

Learn about the leading instrument for measuring personal and social skills.

Getting Started with Q-Global Training Series

Jeremy Clarke

MODULE 1: Gaining access to Q-global

NEW! Overview of the KTEA-3 Part II

Adam Scheller

During this second session of the KTEA-3 Overview Webinar Series, we will look in more depth at some of the changes made to the KTEA that were focused on the qualitative indicators of SLD, the parent/teacher interventions suggested that are based on a student’s KTEA-3 performance, and how the test maps to common core standards. Finally, the session will also briefly give information about upcoming combo reports with WISC-V and KABC-II that can be used to drive LD subtype identification.

Auditory Skills Assessment (ASA) Intro: An Introduction to the new Auditory Skills Assessment

Amy Gabel, Ph.D.

This introductory session will take less than 15 minutes to review. At the conclusion, you will learn what the ASA is, why you might want to use it with children 3-6 to 6-11, when it will be released, and how to obtain additional information on the ASA or any other Pearson speech measure.

WIAT®–III: An Introduction

Larry Hanken

This session provides you with essential information regarding the features of the WIAT–III .

Effective screening of students' academic abilities and progress: An introduction to the Wechsler Fundamentals: Academic Skills—Canadian (WF:ASCDN)

Dr. Paul Szego

This session introduces the new WF:ASCDN, a quick and efficient measure of assessing reading abilities, spelling abilities, and numerical operations skills. Based on Canadian norms, it can be used as a school-wide screener to identify students at risk of academic failure, or in a clinical context to guide intervention strategies and further diagnostic options based on test results. The instrument can also be used as a second alternative measure of achievement, or as a measure of progress.

Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler development®—Third Edition (Bayley®–III): Introduction to the tool and its clinical utility

Michael Charron

For over 20 years, professionals working with infants and toddlers have relied on the proven Bayley® Scales. The third edition includes a family of assessment tools, including the 15- to 25-minute screener and the comprehensive diagnostic measure of development, paired with software applications to facilitate administration flexibility as well as scoring. This interactive session provides you with a comprehensive overview of the Bayley®–III instruments and insights into their clinical utility.

DAS–II for Beginners

Gloria Maccow, Ph.D.

This overview presentation describes the purpose and uses of the DAS–II, general theoretical background, and information concerning general procedures for administration, scoring, and interpretation.

Different Students, Different Struggles, Differentiated Instruction: Who's learning, who's struggling, and what to do about it?

Dr. Paul Szego

In any given class, there will be students who are doing just fine, students who are having some troubles with some area(s), and students that are struggling throughout. In this hour-long webinar, we will discuss ways of quickly and accurately identifying which students belong in which group, and ways of addressing these different levels of needs across different academic areas.

KeyMath: The Formula for Success

Dr. Paul Szego

Learn how to use the KeyMath 3 Diagnostic Assessment to quickly and accurately identify the causes of a child's mathematical challenges, and follow up with the KeyMath 3 Essential Resources to monitor their progress using the included lesson plans.

NEW! Overview of the KTEA-3 Part I

Adam Scheller

This webinar session provides information about the new Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement, 3rd Edition. Specifically we will discuss the changes from the KTEA-II to the KTEA-3 and describe how these changes will impact your assessment of achievement.

PPVT-4 (Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, Fourth Edition)

Tina Eichstadt

Learn about this measure of receptive vocabulary for Standard American English.

Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration, 6th Edition (BEERY™ VMI 6)

Lesley Notari

Learn about the philosophy and rationale, features, overview (including 2 supplemental tests), and the overview of additional teaching materials available of the BEERY™ VMI.

Getting Started with Q-Global Training Series

Jeremy Clarke

MODULE 2: Signing in and setting up your account

EVT-2 (Expressive Vocabulary Test, Second Edition)

Tina Eichstadt

Learn about this measure of expressive vocabulary and word retreival.

Assessing Handwriting Skills in Children & Adolescents

Lesley Notari

Learn how to evaluate major components of effective handwriting, address manuscript and D'Nealian print, assess handwriting speed, and to use movement patterns to teach cursive writing.

Capturing Behavioural and Mental Health Challenges in Educational Settings

Dr. Paul Szego

Academic success is frequently hindered by overlapping – but unrelated – behavioural difficulties and mental health challenges. In many of these cases, simply assessing academic performance will not tell you why a student is suffering in a given area. In this hour-long webinar, we will discuss a number of assessments that are intended to capture behaviours that are positive (e.g., resilency) and negative (e.g., distractibility), and relate them to classroom settings.

CELF-5 Pragmatics

Dr. Adam Scheller, PhD

Overview of the KTEA-3 Written Language Assessments

Adam Scheller

During this one hour overview webinar we will take a look at the (KTEA–3) written language tests. By the end of the session, participants will be able to describe the subtests comprising the reading and writing domains as well as when to compare them to oral language measures, how those tests can be used to help identify strengths and weaknesses, and how to set up effective interventions.