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Harrison, Gina L.; McManus, Kelly L. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2017
The incidence of writing disorder is as common as reading disorder, but it is frequently under-identified and rarely targeted for intervention. Increasing clinical understanding on various subtypes of writing disorder through assessment guided by data-driven decision making may alleviate this disparity for students with writing disorders. The…
Descriptors: Writing Difficulties, Intervention, Evaluation Methods, Planning
Zirkel, Perry A. – Communique, 2014
Less frequently than you might expect, a court case within the booming world of special education litigation focuses on the evaluation practices of a school psychologist. The appropriateness of such practices merits comparative examination from both professional and legal perspectives. This article contains the facts for examination under these…
Descriptors: School Psychology, Court Litigation, Special Education, School Psychologists
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Mather, Nancy; Gerner, Michael E. – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2008
Exceptionally bright and capable students with learning disabilities, often referred to as being twice exceptional, may fail to meet learning disabilities criteria if a strict psychometric approach is taken. To make an accurate diagnosis, an evaluator must consider their special circumstances, unique abilities, educational histories, and…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Learning Disabilities, Psychometrics, Postsecondary Education