School Psychology 1 (EDMT5623)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit introduces the student to the principles of assessing children, with a specific focus on key cognitive assessment instruments and Sattler's multimodal approach to assessment. The relationship between intelligence as a construct and cognitive assessment techniques is discussed, with particular emphasis placed on the critical evaluation of commonly used individually administered intelligence tests. The multiplicity of factors contributing to successful assessment work is emphasised. The principles of standardised testing and the application of competent, ethical, professional use of intelligence tests are taught using current tools such as the Woodcock-Johnson III Test of Cognitive Abilities, Wechsler Scales and the Stanford Binet (5th Ed). The appropriateness of the assessment of specific groups such as young, and developmentally young children is critically evaluated. Supervised practice of key tests of intelligence is organised in class workshop sessions. Competency is expected in the administration and scoring of key cognitive instruments and in the writing of assessable reports.
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1x3-hr seminar/wk for 12 wks, 8-hrs assessment experience
assessment protocols and reports (2 x 30%) and in-class test (40%)
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