WS54: Section 504 From Referral to Placement: What School Psychologists Should Know Sessions and Workshops Qualifying for NASP and APA-Approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Documentation

Friday, February 24

  • 8:30–11:30 a.m.
  • CPD Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Skill Level: III
  • Members: $80
    Non-Members: $115

The objective of this workshop is to provide attendees with practical information to ensure a free appropriate public education for eligible elementary and secondary children. Beginning with Section 504's purpose, the workshop addresses procedural and substantive requirements. Based on the law, including the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, Office for Civil Rights policy, and Office for Civil Rights Letters of Finding, attendees will learn strategies for effectively managing issues involving evaluations, eligibility, accommodation, and due process. The presentation methodology includes PowerPoint-assisted lecture, vignettes from Dr. McKethan's “in the trenches” experiences, as well as questions and answers and case study analyses by attendees. A pre–post Section 504 assessment will be used to measure attendee learning.

Speaker(s): James F. McKethan, EdD, and James F. McKethan, LLC, Fayetteville, NC

James F. McKethan, EdD, and James F. McKethan, LLC, Fayetteville, NC, James F. McKethan, EdD, for 21 years has administered programs for students with disabilities. A prolific Section 504 speaker, he also conducts program evaluations and development. Dr. McKethan is experienced as a Section 504 hearing officer and as an expert witness. He is an author and commentator on Section 504 and is under contract (LRP Publications) for a Section 504 compliance guide.