Courses: Intro to Psyc. Assessment (PSYCB540001)
Class Number: 1397
This course introduces current approaches to identifying the educational needs of children and adolescents through psychological assessment. The major topics include: theoretical conceptualizations of intelligence and learning disabilities/differences within a developmental framework, psychometric concepts as they apply directly to the assessment process, and the use of norm-referenced measures of cognition and informational processing in concert with observations, clinical interviews, and other qualitative information about the strengths and needs of students. Additional topics include issues of culture in assessment, differential validity of standardized tests, the role of dynamic assessment approaches, and multiple perspectives on current classification systems. Assignments entail practice in the administration, scoring, interpretation, and integration of selected cognitive and information processing measures, as well as the communication of findings and their implications.
Course meets at the Child Study Institute in Little West House.
Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1397
Bryn Mawr, WEST