Homestudy Program: Documenting Accommodation Needs in College and on High Stakes Tests (Parker, Wise, orig. 11.2.2023)
11/13/2023 - 12/31/2050
Location: Virtual Event
We are pleased that you are interested in IPA's Homestudy Continuing Education Programs!
This process is straightforward: Watch the recording. Complete the evaluation and pass the short test. Receive CE certificate via email.
After registering you will receive a confirmation email, including a critical link and confirmation code. At the very bottom of the email message, you will find an Attendee Confirmation Code for (name) and a link to Log in to event portal at (link). Once logged in, you will see instructions and links to the recording as well as the evaluation and test.
Originally offered as:
IPA 2023 Webinar Series
1.5 Hours of Category I CE credit Thursday, November 2nd, 2023 12:00-1:30 am ET
Advanced Training: Documenting Accommodation Needs in College and on High Stakes Tests
Conducting and reporting evaluations for students with disabilities who need accommodations in college or on high stakes tests raises unique considerations. Unlike testing that qualifies these clients for academic supports via IEP's or 504 Plans, colleges and national testing agency follow different rules. Two providers with years of experience in addressing these differences will offer guidance in the following areas:
Legal differences between IDEA and the ADA-AA regarding testing accommodations
How to explain these differences to clients and families
Effective intake practices
Collecting and reporting useful assessment information
Know your audience: Writing reports for clients, college disability providers, and testing agencies
How to help clients whose accommodations requests have been denied
By completing this program, participants will able to:
1. Describe differences between IDEA and the ADA-AA relative to the role of accommodations.
2. Explain how to conduct an intake that explains legal differences in accommodations determinations while collecting useful input for the evaluation process.
3. Discuss effective ways to document the need for accommodations in a client with overall average to above-average ability who has not used accommodations in the past.
4. Demonstrate ways to respond to a high stakes testing agency’s denial letter.
Presenter Bio: David R. Parker, Ph.D
Dr. David Parker has a Ph.D. in Special Education (postsecondary focus). He has coordinated accommodations and services for students with LD, ADHD and ASD at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Connecticut, and Washington Univeristy in St. Louis. He has served on the Accommodation Review Panel for Educational Testing Services since its inception in 1997. Dr. Parker is a researcher who has published books and studies about self-determination, coaching, and resilience in college students with and without disabilities. He has trained higher education professionals on best practices for students with executive functioning issues throughout the U.S. and in Italy, Austria, Japan and Kuwait.
Presenter Bio: Jillian Wise, Ph.D., HSPP
Dr. Jillian Wise is a licensed pediatric neuropsychologist, who specializes in comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for children and adolescents with neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders. She has experience working with children and adolescents who present with complex and chronic medical conditions as well as developmental concerns, including epilepsy, stroke, neurofibromatosis, brain tumors, cancers, congenital heart disease, genetic disorders, hydrocephalus, prematurity/low birth weight, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD), and learning disorders.
Special Note to Conference Attendees
The Indiana Psychological Association (IPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Indiana Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Indiana State Psychology Board and Indiana Behavioral Health Board:
IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for psychologists.
IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for LSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, LMFTA, LCAC and LAC.
Licensees must judge the program’s relevance to their professional practice. Non-Indiana licensees are also advised to check with their state's licensing board to assure their state accepts continuing education programs approved by entities approved by the APA.
We ask that all participants watch the entire recorded presentation, and complete the post-program evaluation form and homestudy test at the conclusion of the program. Drs. Parker & Wise and IPA have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents and will not receive any commercial support prior to or during this program.
CE certificates will be distributed via email within two weeks after a passing test (75+%) is submitted.