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Spring Institute 2018
March 22-24, 2018

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Portola Plaza Hotel
2 Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

CASP Convention 2018
November 8-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay
1441 Quivira Road
San Diego, CA 92109

CASP Convention 2019
October 24-27, 2019

Westin Hotel
333 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802

CASP Convention 2020
October 29-31, 2020

Renaissance Hotel
888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Board Meetings


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Affiliate Events


South Bay Association of School Psychologists:
Assessment of Co-morbid Disorders

April 30, 2018 8:30-11:30am

Presented by: Dr. Sam Goldstein
Workshop Objectives: 1) Participants will develop a current understanding of childhood developmental and mental disorders and co-morbidity. 2) Participants will develop a current understanding of IDEIA eligibility criteria and youth meeting multiple eligibilities. 3) Participants will learn a neuropsychological perspective to understand children’s learning, behavior and development. 4) Participants will learn a practical framework including methods and tools to assess children presenting with possible multiple eligibilities. 5) Participants will learn a method to educate IEP team members about assessment results to facilitate appropriate placement, services and goals.

Contact: Sharon Carrigg Bailey: Sharon_carriggbailey@swselpa.org

South Bay Association of School Psychologists:
Assessment of Executive Functioning

April 30, 2018 8:30-11:30am

Presented by: Dr. Sam Goldstein
In this presentation, Dr. Goldstein will provide an overview of historical and current definitions of executive function (EF) and results from the largest study of EF behaviors in the general and special populations. The discussion will include a review of current measures and details about the CEFI. The CEFI’s psychometric qualities and utility for evaluating EF will be described how the EF behaviors and cognitive abilities measured by the WISC-IV and CAS relate. Emphasis will be placed on how the CEFI can be used to identify research-based interventions to improve EF skills and the relevance of EF to academic performance.

Contact: Sharon Carrigg Bailey: Sharon_carriggbailey@swselpa.org

Greater Long Beach Association of School Psychologists:
Assessment of English Language Learners: Evidence-based evaluation and best practice

May 2, 2018 8:30-3:00pm

Presented by: Samuel Ortiz, PhD
Objectives: Understand the true nature of bias in testing as a function of construct validity; Identify the two main variables that affect test score validity for English learner; Identify the limitations of various approaches to testing English learners and the extent to which validity is undermined by cultural and linguistic factors; Apply research findings in a manner that permits a “true peer” comparison for English learners; Learn how to apply and use the Culture-Language Test Classifications and Interpretive Matrix as a method for evaluating the extent to which cultural and linguistic factors may have compromised the validity of test performance and results; Integrate the Ortiz PVAT to enhance the quality and diagnostic validity of testing; Use a systematic process for evaluation of English learners that constitutes current best practice

Contact: glbasp17@gmail.com

SANDCASP
Assessment of English Language Learners: Evidence-based evaluation and best practice

May 4, 2018 8:30-12:30pm

Presented by: Samuel Ortiz, PhD
This presentation provides an introduction to the development, administration, and scoring of the Ortiz PVAT and its application in the evaluation of both native English speakers and English learners. By controlling for an individual’s relative exposure to learning English, the Ortiz PVAT makes it possible to evaluate an individual from any language background and determine whether English vocabulary acquisition is following the expected pattern of native or second language acquisition or may instead suggest a language problem or disorder. In this way, the Ortiz PVAT represents a new direction in assessment that permits any practitioner in making valid diagnostic and intervention decisions for any individual, including English learners. Topics include: set up for administration, basic issues in proper administration, use of the online scoring system, understanding the interpretive summary report, and drawing defensible conclusions regarding diagnosis, instruction and intervention.

Contact: agarcia@sandcasp.com

Pupil Services Coalition


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Event Resources


CASP Spring Institute 2018
March 22-24

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CASP Convention 2017
October 5-7, 2017

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