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UNIT2 and Beyond: Innovations in the World of Non-Verbal Cognitive Assessment

Date: 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT May 11 Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate School, South Chapel

Lewis & Clark Graduate School, South Chapel

This workshop for school psychologists will focus on the rationale for the Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test (UNIT2), including the model upon which it was built, information about it’s standardization and psychometric properties, administration and scoring directions, and relevant applications and interpretations.

Participants will learn about two additional instruments that can be used to screen students for at-risk status.

  1. Universal Multidimensional Abilities Scales 
    This rating scale allows teachers to rate students on 6 subscales: cognition, leadership, creativity, literacy, math, and science. It provides scoring and interpretation based on a national standardization sample, and a “built-in” local norming mechanism. The directions encourage teachers to minimize the importance of a particular language or communication strategy.
  2. UNIT: GAT or UNIT Group Abilities Test
    This test is a group administered operationalization of cognition, and provides an efficient strategy for screening of cognition for determining at-risk status, as well as giftedness.

Course Details and Registration

Dates: Friday, May 11, 2018, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Instructor: R. Steve McCallum, PhD

Cost: $30, includes 3 CEUs or PDUs. Lewis & Clark Alumni Save 20%. The CEUs and PDUs offered are NASP-approved CPD credits for school psychologists.

L&C Graduate Students: Free

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About the Instructor

Dr. Steve McCallum is Professor of School Psychology in the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, University of Tennessee. He recently stepped down as Department Head after serving in that role for 22 years. Dr. McCallum contributes to the assessment field as an author or co-author of numerous scholarly works including books (e.g., Essentials of Nonverbal Assessment, Handbook of Nonverbal Assessment, 2nd ed, Handbook of Reading Assessment, 2nd ed.), book chapters, over 100 journal articles, tests (Universal Nonverbal Intelligence test 2, UNIT: Group Abilities Test, Multidimensional Abilities Scales, Assessment of Reading Instructional Knowledge- Adults, Test of Dyslexia- currently in development), national/international conference presentations. He is co-founder and consulting editor of the Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, published by SAGE, and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.