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2021 Summer Summit

  • August 24, 2021
  • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM (PDT)
  • Seattle Airport Marriott + Online


  • For everyone


Tuesday, August 24, 2021

SeaTac Marriott /3201 South 176th Street, Seattle, WA

+ hybrid (Sessions will be presented live and remotely. Both sessions will be recorded.)

Registration: $50 for everyone

Morning Session (8:30 - 11:30a)

An advanced course on the BASC-3 with the new EDQ component

Cecil Reynolds (Texas A&M) 

This training focuses on development and application of a model of assessment of emotional and behavioral disorders in a school setting with an emphasis on not just eligibility, but developing a comprehensive diagnosis and understanding of the student. Use of the BASC-3 for eligibility determinations under IDEIA and applications of the new BASC-3 Emotional Disturbance Qualification Scales will be reviewed, however differential diagnosis that leads to a process of identification of evidence-based interventions tailored to student needs is emphasized. While the BASC-3 is emphasized as a best practice model for such assessments and advanced interpretive methods for BASC-3 reviewed, the basic approach applies to most assessment devices. Diagnosis of ADHD will be used as a model but other disorders will be discussed as well. Actuarial approaches will be emphasized but the need to integrate these approaches with individual children will also be stressed and approaches to involving parents in the process will be discussed. This workshop is intended for persons who are already familiar with the BASC-3 and will be at an intermediate to advanced level and is not an introduction to BASC-3.

At the end of this session, examinees will:

1) Understand and apply the BASC-3 to classification of students as ED.

2) Understand the derivation and application of the BASC-3 Emotional Disturbance Qualification Scales (EDQSs)

3) Understand the derivation and application of the BASC-3 probability indexes.

4) Apply the various components of the BASC-3 to differential diagnoses consistent with the DSM 5.

5) Understand and apply the BASC-3 links to evidence-based intervention materials suitable for use in school settings.

6) Be able to derive customized progress monitoring forms using the Flex Monitor.

Afternoon Session (12:30-3:30pm)

Social/Emotional MTSS: Where you can be if you are willing to put in the time and effort

Randy Kamphaus and Debbie Wright (Denver Public Schools) 

Denver Public Schools uses universal screening data in their data-driven decision-making for MTSS. DPS has developed a system where schools compile data, analyze that data, determine interventions based on the data, progress monitoring and evaluate the effectiveness of those interventions. The BESS, Behavioral and Emotional Screening System, was selected as a universal social and emotional screening tool in Denver Public Schools where this data is compared to physical health screening data, attendance, academic outcomes on state standardized tests, students with an IEP, students on a 504 plan, GT students and students receiving EL services. Race/ethnicity, gender, and grade level outcomes are also provided for further analysis. Denver Public Schools will talk about how they went from screening 1500 students in 13 schools to over 30,000 students in 130 schools in 5 years. Additionally, data observations and lessons learned will be shared.

DPS will discuss how to use the BASC-3 along with the BESS and any other products that come to mind in order to develop and implement an MTSS for social-emotional learning to include universal screening; diagnostic assessment and progress monitoring. We will start off by introducing the BESS and other instruments if you like, then shift to Denver Public Schools and how the mile high city has developed a model that addresses the social-emotional needs of all students-and where ultimately special education might come into play. A focus will be on the role of the Denver School Psychologists in this MTSS framework.

Participants will be able to:

1. Understand how universal screening data supports data-driven decision making for MTSS.

2. Identify teams needed to support MTSS.

3. Identify elements and components of MTSS.

4. Understand the importance of identifying strengths as well as opportunities in each tier.

5. Understand the importance of their role in building capacity by communicating with stakeholders, coaching and training.

We are hoping that psychologists will invite their building administrators and counselors to this comprehensive and exciting workshop. Fee for the entire day’s workshops- just $50 for everyone.

For those at the hotel, lunch will be provided. 

Special Group Rate - Reserve HERE

Seattle Airport Marriott for 189 USD per night.

  • Start Date: Aug 23, Mon
  • End Date: Aug 24, Tue
  • Last Day to Book: Aug 2, Mon

Cancellation Policy

Due to the non-refunded food order, once placed, we can offer refunds until August 21.

Washington State Association of School Psychologists
816 W. Francis Ave #214
Spokane, WA 99205

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