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CE/CPD Module Description

Name of CE/CPD Module:
Multicultural Issues in School Psychology and School Neuropsychology

CE/CPD Description:
Dr. Samuel O. Ortiz is a national known expert on multicultural issues in school psychology. His 3 hour presentation reviews the best practices in equitable evaluation of culturally and linguistically diverse populations.

CE/CPD Goals and Objectives:
This CE/CPD Module is designed to help you:
• Apply and use the Culture-Language Test Classifications and Interpretive Matrix as a method for evaluating the extent to which cultural and linguistic factors may have had on the validity of test performance and results.
• Interpret psychological and neuropsychological tests and other data in a nondiscriminatory manner.
• Evaluate collected data within the context of the examinee's unique cultural and linguistic background as the foundation for drawing nondiscriminatory conclusions and making appropriate recommendations for intervention.

Number of CE/CPD Credits: 3

Cost for Individuals: $90.00

Cost for Groups of 5+: $81.00

About the Presenter:


Dr. Sam Ortiz, Ph.D.
Dr. Samuel O. Ortiz is Professor of Psychology at St. John's University, New York. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Southern California and a credential in school psychology with postdoctoral training in Bilingual School Psychology from San Diego State University. He has served as Visiting Professor and Research Fellow at Nagoya University, Japan, Vice President for Professional Affairs of APA Division 16 (School Psychology), and is currently serving third terms as a member of APA's Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessment, Coalition for Psychology in Schools and Education, the New York State Committee of Practitioners on English Language Learners and Limited English Proficient Students. He has recently completed service on the APA Presidential Task Force on Educational Disparities. Dr. Ortiz trains and consults nationally and internationally (e.g., Japan, Mexico, Vietnam) for various federal, state, regional, and local educational agencies, conducts and supervises research in the schools, and has published widely on a variety of topics including nondiscriminatory assessment, evaluation of English learners, cross-battery assessment, and learning disabilities. He has authored or co-authored 16 journal articles, 9 books, and 36 book chapters, as well as several software products including the Culture-Language Interpretive Matrix (C-LIM v2.0), the Processing Strengths and Weaknesses Analyzer (PSW-A v1.0), the XBA Data Management and Interpretive System (XBA DMIA 2.0), the SLD Assistant (v1.0), and the School Psychology Service Delivery Analyzer (SPSDA). His recent books include Assessment of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students: A practical guide, and Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, 3rd Edition, due out in January 2013. Dr. Ortiz is bilingual, Spanish, and bicultural, Puerto Rican.


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Individual Webinars for Purchase

Academic Deficits
Integrating Cognitive Assessment in School Neuropsychological Evaluations: New Developments in CHC Theory, SLD Identification, and Cross-Battery Assessment
Neuropsychology of Reading Disorders: From Assessment to Intervention
Neuropsychology of Writing Disorders: From Assessment to Intervention
Neuropsychology of Mathematics Disorders: From Assessment to Intervention


Assessment Instruments
NEPSY-II: From Administration to Clinical Interpretation
Evaluating Autism Spectrum Disorders with the Autism Spectrum Rating Scale: New Data and New Ideas
Delis Kaplan Executive Function Systems (D-KEFS): Administration and Interpretation
Cognitive Assessment System: Second Edition - From Assessment to Intervention
Test of Everyday Attention for Children - Second Edition (TEA-Ch2) J Version for children ages 5-0 to 7-11
Test of Everyday Attention for Children - Second Edition (TEA-Ch2) A Version for children ages 8-0 to 15-11
Clinical Populations
Neuro-profiling of the Hijacked Brain: Adolescent Addiction
Neuropsychology of Juvenile Delinquency
Neuropsychology of Chronic Illnesses
Neuropsychology of Pediatric Brain Tumors
Neuropsychology of Traumatic Brain Injury: From Assessment to Intervention
Requisite Assessment Skills and Considerations for Evaluating Children Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Cognitive Processes
A Five Dimensional Model of Executive Function: Cognition, Behavior, Social-Emotional, Academics, & Impairment
Neuropsychology of Working Memory: From Assessment to Interventions (Updated)
Long-Term Memory: From Assessment to Interventions
Neuropsychology of Executive Functions: Part 1 - Theories
Neuropsychology of Executive Functions: Part 2 - Assessment
Neuropsychology of Executive Functions: Part 3 - Interventions
Emotional Disturbance
Neuropsychology of Emotional Disturbance
When the brain injures others: Understanding, evaluating, and treating children and adolescent violence from a school neuropsychological perspective
Functional Neuroanatomy
Review of Functional Neuroanatomy
Legal and Ethical Issues
"All's Well That End's We" Addressing Psychological Ethical and Legal Issues
Report Writing and Case Studies
Making School Neuropsychological Reports Relevant to Curriculum and Instruction
Special Topics
Importance of Considering Sleep in School Neuropsychological Assessment
Multicultural Issues in School Psychology and School Neuropsychology