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Introduction to the Tests of Dyslexia (TOD™)Presented by:
Nancy Mather, PhD, Professor Emerita of Learning Disabilities at the University of Arizona, co-author of the TOD
Sherry Mee Bell, PhD, NASP, CEHHS Director of Literacy Initiatives and Professor of Special Education, co-author of the TOD
Steve McCallum, PhD, NASP, NCSP, Professor Emeritus of the University of Tennessee's School of Psychology, co-author of the TOD
Barbara Wendling, MA, Northeastern University, co-author of the TOD
February 27, 2023 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. PT
How Schools Develop Comprehensive Behavior Supports for Students Using the BIMAS-2 Assessment
– Achilles N. Bardos, PhD & Jim L. McDougal, PsyD.
OT Assessment via Telehealth – Douglene Jackson
Pandemic Distress: Navigating the Course with Social–Emotional Learning (SEL) – Donna Black
Separating Fact from Fiction in Online Assessment
– Stephanie Roberts
7 Rating Scales Available Online Now – Ashley Arnold
WPS has a wide range of online products that may be appropriately used for telepractice under certain conditions. Please keep in mind that local laws and regulations apply and must be considered first in each case.
The WPS Online Evaluation System increases clinical efficiency for the same price as print materials, allowing you to quickly administer and score many of the WPS assessments you know and trust. Use it with complete confidence because it’s HIPAA/FERPA compliant. You can:
Administer locally or remotely
Email links to online forms directly to raters
Check the status of an administration at any time
Consume the online form only when you score it
Score quickly and easily; there’s no need for manual calculations
All available kits and online forms can be purchased here: wpspublish.com/online-assessment-search.
How can I join a live WPS Webinar?
You will need to have access to a computer.
If you registered for a webinar and are joining via the email invitation or directly from your calendar, please follow these steps:
Click the join link in your email or calendar invitation and then enter the meeting ID and password.
If you have the Zoom application on your computer, follow these steps:
Open the Zoom Desktop Client.
Join a meeting using one of these methods:
Click Join a Meeting if you want to join without signing in.
Sign in to Zoom, then click Join.
Enter the meeting ID number and your display name.
If you're signed in, change your name if you don't want your default name to appear.
If you're not signed in, enter a display name.
Select if you would like to connect audio and/or video and click Join.
If you do not have the Zoom Application, you can join via your browser:
Open your favorite browser.
Go to join.zoom.us.
Enter your meeting ID provided by the host/organizer.
What will I receive after the live WPS webinar?
After the webinar, you will receive an email within 1 business day that will include a link to access the recording, slide deck, certificate of attendance, and webinar survey. In the survey, we would like to know your thoughts on the webinar and what type of webinar content you’d like from WPS in the future!
Do the webinars offer CEs?
WPS will provide a certificate of attendance within 1–2 days after the webinar, but WPS is not sponsoring continuing education credit for the webinar events.
If you do not receive an email with your certificate of attendance, please check your junk/spam folder. If you still don't see it in your inbox, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in WPS CEs?
WPS makes it easy for test users to satisfy their continuing education requirements. Visit our Continuing Education webpage for specific independent study offerings that WPS has available for CE credit, which meet the CE guidelines from APA and AOTA. Each offering has been reviewed and approved to meet specific standards required by these organizations.
For more information on CEs, please visit our FAQs section under Programs and Training and then Continuing Education.
What do I need to assess from home?
Whether you have a PC or Mac, you'll need an understanding of national and state guidelines as well as familiarity with video conferencing. Here are links to professional organizations on getting started: ASHA, NASP, AOTA, and APA. You can also view the WPS remote assessment guidelines for information on testing.
Are the standards for assessing remotely changing amid the COVID-19 pandemic?
Yes, states are allowing for expanded use of telemedicine and telehealth services. Practitioners should review their local and state guidelines.
What other assessments can I use to evaluate someone remotely?
You can administer and score the following products, which require no adaptations for remote administration, via the WPS Online Evaluation System: ABAS-3, DP-4, Piers-Harris 3, RCMAS-2, RISE, SCQ, SMALSI, SPM, SPM Quick Tips, SPM-P, SPM-P Quick Tips, SPM-2, SPM-2 Quick Tips, and SRS-2.
For performance tests, do you have data comparing remote administration vs. in-person administration?
Yes, a recent study compared performance on the Clinical Assessment of Pragmatics (CAPs) using remote administration vs. in-person administration, and the results suggest that test scores obtained through administering the CAPs remotely are equivalent to test scores obtained through standardized, in-person administration.