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2014 A Conversation on Intellectual Assessment: What Parents Need to Know

by National Center On Deaf-Blindness and CHARGE Syndrome Foundation on May 18, 2014
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This webinar is a highly interactive conversation with a panel of parents who have all experienced the benefits as well as the negative impacts of IQ testing. Many parents are given an IQ score for their child without any explanation as to why the test was given, what the IQ "number" really means, and how the test results can be used in a positive and beneficial way for educational programming. Compounding this situation, the instruments used to conduct the assessments were not designed for students with sensory loss.

Learn more about the pros and cons of IQ testing, in this important discussion. Panelists share circumstances during which an IQ score was not only helpful but critical to obtaining services, particularly when trying to access adult services, and other instances when the IQ score emphasized limitations and deficiencies, resulting in lower expectations.

Presenter:

Pam Ryan
Perkins School for the Blind

Panelists:

Debbie Matasker, Parent
Karin Dagley, Parent
Emily Murray, Parent


Recorded Webinar (90min)

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