Webinar registration – Putting the Learning back in Learning Disabilities

Putting the Learning back in Learning Disabilities:  OPA Guidelines for Diagnosis and Assessment of Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Learning Disabilities

By Dr. Carolyn Lennox and Dr. Judy Wiener

Thursday, November 28 @ 7:30-9:00 p.m. EDT (Toronto time)

For several years, there has been inconsistency in the psychology community on diagnostic criteria to use when diagnosing a Learning Disability.  This inconsistency has caused considerable confusion in the public and disruption in service.  To remediate this, a cross-sectoral group of psychologists spent 20 months developing consensus-based diagnostic criteria and guidelines for the assessment of Learning Disability. Recently, the Ontario Psychological Association and the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario adopted these criteria and they are freely available on the OPA website under Resources: https://www.psych.on.ca/Resources/OPA-Guidelines

In this workshop, attendees will learn

  • why the guidelines were developed and by whom
  • what is different in the current guidelines from older guidelines;
  • criteria required for a diagnosis of Learning Disability;
  • myths about assessment;
  • assessment of special populations, eg. gifted, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse students

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