Education Based Evaluations Training

Education Based Evaluations
Date: October 14, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
SCECHs: 5

  • There is no additional cost for SCECHs
  • SCECH sign-up and more information will be provided at the training

Cancellations must be submitted in writing to [email protected]. Phone cancellations will not be accepted.

Program Description:
This module outlines critical components and processes for an education-based special education eligibility evaluation for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It incorporates key features of its foundational predecessor, CET (Centralized Evaluation Team), and includes a detailed review of the Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE) ASD eligibility criteria. Evaluation components and processes outlined in the Education-Based Evaluations for ASD document published by the Michigan Autism Council are also reviewed which include tools and examples for interviews, observations, and report-writing. A critical review of available standardized tests and their technical adequacy and differential eligibility decision-making processes are also included.  

Objectives:

  1. Gain a detailed understanding of the MARSE ASD eligibility criteria.
  2. Learn the critical components of an education-based evaluation for ASD.
  3. Understand the technical adequacy of standardized measures for evaluating ASD.
  4. Identify the variables that impact early childhood evaluations for ASD.
  5. Learn to make differential eligibility decisions when evaluating for ASD.
  6. Identify strategies for addressing disagreement between evaluators.

Agenda:
9:00 a.m. -9:30 a.m. New Reality in Education-Based Evaluations for ASD
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  MARSE ASD Eligibility Criteria
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. BREAK
10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. MARSE ASD Eligibility Criteria continued
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. LUNCH
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.  Evaluation Components & Process, including Observations & Standardized Tests
1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.    BREAK
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.    Early Childhood Considerations & Differential Eligibility

Presenters:

  • Stephanie Dyer, Ed. S., BCBA - Autism Education & Intervention Specialist - Consultant
  • Kelly Rogers, Psy.S., BCBA - Consultant

 

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