3rd Parent Advocacy Training Program

Program 3: Understanding Assessments

Saturday, November 20, 2010
9:00 a.m. - Noon

Seattle University School of Law
Co-sponsored by Washington PAVE and The Arc of King County
No CLE Credits will be sought for this program.

This was the third in a series of training programs for parents of children with disabilities presented by the Seattle University School of Law, Washington PAVE and The Arc of King County. This program offered parents the opportunity to ask a board certified clinical neuropsychologist the questions they want answered as they try to address concerns about their child's development and progress in school.

The presenter was Wendy B. Marlowe, , Ph.D., ABPP-CN, who has been engaged in the private practice of clinical neuropsychology and language pathology since 1979. She received her B.A. (Speech Pathology and Audiology) from Boston University, her M.A. (Language Pathology/Learning Disabilities) from Northwestern University and her Ph.D. (Neurological Psychology) from the University of Victoria, British Columbia. She has served as the Supervisor of the Speech/Language Services and Learning Abilities Unit of the Seattle Hearing and Speech Center, and as Clinical Assistant Professor of the University of Washington Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Marlowe is a member of numerous learned and professional societies, such as the Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities, the International Neuropsychology Society, the American Psychological Association, the National Academy of Neuropsychology, and the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology, as well as being a frequent author and lecturer. She has also testified in many special education due process hearings.

In this training, participants learned about the differences between the professionals involved in the assessment process - such as neurologists, psychologists, school psychologists, neuropsychologists, speech/language pathologists, and optometrists - and what each professional offers regarding assessment and treatment. They also learned what constitutes a meaningful assessment of students suspected of having various disorders such as Asperger's syndrome, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, language and/or learning lisabilities, ADD/ADHD, and reading and writing disabilities. 

Materials and Video

A copy (PDF) of the materials distributed at this training may be downloaded here.

A video of the complete program can be found here.

Co-Sponsoring Organizations

This program was also cosponsored by:

The Arc of King County
Betsy McAlister
Phone: 425.882.2010
E-mail: bmcalister@arcofkingcounty.org

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Washington PAVE
Vicky McKinney
Phone: 800.566.8128
E-mail: vmckinney@wapave.org

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