WS10: Using PSW Analysis to Help Students Become Proficient Readers Sessions and Workshops Qualifying for NASP and APA-Approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Documentation

Tuesday, February 21

  • 6:00–9:00 p.m.
  • CPD Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Skill Level: I
  • Members: $80
    Non-Members: $115

Despite the 2001 legal mandate to leave no child behind, only

33% of the nation's fourth grade students performed at or above a proficient level in reading in 2009 (NAEP, 2009). The purpose of this workshop is to describe what a pattern of processing strengths and weaknesses can tell us about why a student is underachieving in reading. Through lecture and discussion, workshop attendees will receive information on reading-related processes that explain why students in elementary grades are struggling to master specific reading skills. With this information, school psychologists will be able to recommend strategies that will enable students to become proficient readers.

Speaker(s): Gloria C. Maccow, PhD, Patrick Moran, PhD, Pearson, San Antonio, TX

Gloria C. Maccow, PhD, Gloria C. Maccow, PhD, is an assessment training consultant with Pearson. She received her graduate training at Texas A&M University and at the University of Florida. Her professional experiences as a school psychologist and as a trainer of school psychologists have prepared her to present on reading assessment and intervention.

Patrick Moran, PhD, Pearson, San Antonio, TX, Patrick Moran, PhD, is an assessment consultant with Pearson. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Pacific Graduate School of Psychology. His professional experiences as a university instructor and as a consultant regarding RTI implementation have prepared him to address issues related to reading assessment and intervention.