WS12: A District Model for Combining RTI and Cognitive Assessment Sessions and Workshops Qualifying for NASP and APA-Approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Documentation

Tuesday, February 21

  • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • CPD Credit Hour(s): 6
  • Skill Level: II
  • Members: $109
    Non-Members: $179

This workshop is designed to demonstrate how school psychologists can work within an RTI model to improve the quality of interventions, instructional planning, and the process for determining SLD. Examples will illustrate how objective, standardized data can be used to target interventions at Tiers 2 and 3 in the areas of reading and math. The WJ III is used to pinpoint instructional needs and serves as the cognitive assessment to identify SLD. Using lecture and interactive media, participants will also learn how to combine RTI data with cognitive assessment to improve outcomes for students in elementary through high school.

Speaker(s): Robyn Rix, NCSP, Bethel School District, Bethel, WA, Leslie Lazzarini, Bethel School District, Bethel, WA, Dr. Nancy Mather, University of Arizona, Tucson

Robyn Rix, NCSP, Bethel School District, Bethel, WA, Robyn Rix, NCSP, is a school psychologist in the Bethel School District with specialties in autism and behavior disorders. She has an education specialist degree in school psychology, a master's in counseling and human services, and a bachelor of science in psychology and secondary education, all from the University of Idaho.

Leslie Lazzarini, Bethel School District, Bethel, WA, Leslie Lazzarini is a school psychologist in the Bethel School District with a specialty in behavior intervention. She has a master's in counseling and educational psychology from the University of Nevada and is certificated as a school psychologist from Washington State University/Eastern Washington University.

Dr. Nancy Mather, University of Arizona, Tucson, Dr. Nancy Mather is professor of special education in the department of disability and psychoeducational studies at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She is a coauthor of the Woodcock-Johnson III and has coauthored two books on its use and interpretation.