Participation Requested: Research Study: Specific Learning Disabilities Identification Using Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses

21 Jan 2019 10:45 AM | Anne Zaslofsky (Administrator)

Purpose of the Research: The identification of Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) has been a fiercely debated topic within school psychology research and practice. Despite a plethora of research examining the conceptual and psychometric issues underlying SLD identification, there has been relatively little research examining how school psychologists and other stakeholders (i.e., members of multidisciplinary teams) make SLD identification decisions, particularly using pattern of strengths and weaknesses (PSW) approaches, which is problematic given its apparent increasing use (Maki & Adams, in press). The purpose of the present study, therefore, is to examine how school psychologists use assessment data to make SLD identification decisions using PSW.

Principal Investigator: Kathrin E. Maki, Ph.D, Ball State University (   765-285-8504)

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