PA078: Making the Switch: Moving From Discrepancy to a PSW Approach

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 4:00 PM–4:50 PM


This paper discusses the issues and implications for training, policy, and professional best practices for school districts and psychologists as they consider changing and implementing criteria for SLD identification from Ability-Achievement Discrepancy to a Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses approach. It identifies relevant issues and possible solutions for day to day assessment challenges faced by school psychology practitioners


Nicole L. Alston-Abel, Federal Way School District, Federal Way, WA