Texas Educational Diagnosticians’ Association

Serving Texas Educational Diagnosticians Since 1973

Membership

Learn More about membership & insurance.  Join/renew online, setup yearly automatic renewal, download the form and mail it in or call 346-831-3324.

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The DiaLog

The DiaLog is the official journal of the Texas Educational Diagnosticians’ Association.  For questions about the DiaLog, please email Renee Kwiatek at dialogeditor@gmail.com.

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Conference

Learn more about the Annual TEDA Conference & register through our new online portal, download the form to mail in, or call 346-831-3324.  For questions about the conference, other than registration, please email tedaconference@gmail.com.

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Updates

Membership Renewal

The 2020-2021 Membership form has been added.  Please note that memberships do not prorate.  They all expire July 31st of each year, no matter when you join.  Emails about membership renewals will go out in July.  No need to act now.  

TEDA Conference 2020

The TEDA Conference is scheduled for December 14-15, 2020 in Waco, Texas.  Please mark you calendars!!  More information to come.

FUTURE CONFERENCE DATES:

December 6-7, 2021

December 8-9, 2022 (Tentative)

Texas Educational Diagnosticians’ Week was March 2-6, 2020.  We hope you all had a wonderful week!!  We appreciate you!

Hot Topics

State Assessment and Covid-19

TEA has posted an updated document discussing State Assessment and COVID-19. (5/26/20)
TEA has updated their Child Find Guidance document.  (June 2020)
NWEA has published a brief discussing the COVID Slide showing estimated possible academic regression. (April 2020)

Workshop Opportunities

BEYOND THE SCORE:  Coffee & Tea with the BDI-3

Presenters:  Tammy L. Stephens, Ph.D., & Thomas Smith

Bring your favorite cup of coffee or tea and join us virtually for a brief overview of the NEW Battelle Developmental Inventory, Third Edition (BDI-3).  This session will highlight the changes made to the battery (e.g., norms, test items, tests, etc.).  We will also briefly discuss the pricing options.  Multiple session offerings are listed below (all repeating topic presentations cover the same content).  Please click on the link, choose a date, and register:

Dates Offered:

Thursday, May 28, 2020 (12-12:30 pm CST)

Thursday, June 11, 2020 (12-12:30 pm CST)

Thursday, June 25, 2020 (12-12:30 pm CST)

Thursday, July 9, 2020 (12-12:30 pm CST)

Thursday, July 23, 2020 (12-12:30 pm CST)

Click on the following link to register for one of the session offerings:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/4213029897359055115

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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BEYOND THE SCORE:  Coffee & Conversation About the ECAD

Presenters:  Tammy L. Stephens, Ph.D., & Thomas Smith

Join us virtually with your favorite beverage to learn about the WJ IV Tests of Early Cognitive and Academic Development (ECAD). We will highlight the features and discuss possible uses. Multiple session offerings are listed below (all repeating topic presentations cover the same content).  Please click on the link, choose a date, and register:

Dates Offered:

Thursday, June 4, 2020 (12-12:30 pm CST)

Thursday, June 18, 2020 (12-12:30 pm CST)

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7810437329884457483

BEYOND THE SCORE:  Coffee and Tea with the WMLS III

Presenters:  Tammy L. Stephens, Ph.D., & Thomas Smith

Join us with your favorite beverage for a virtual presentation highlighting the Woodcock-Munoz Language Survey, Third Edition (WMLS III).  We will highlight the features of the test and discuss ways it can fit into your dyslexia or dysgraphia evaluations.  Multiple session offerings are listed below (all repeating topic presentations cover the same content).  Please click on the link, choose a date, and register:

Dates Offered:

Thursday, July 2, 2020 (12-12:30 pm CST)

Thursday, July 16, 2020 (12-12:30 pm CST)

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/686851027105348363

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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BEYOND THE SCORE:  Understanding Exclusionary Factors and their Implications Before & After COVID-19

Presenter:  Georgene Moon, M.Ed.

Exclusionary factors continue to be a vital part of the evaluation process.  The factors have become even more important given our current and unprecedented environment amidst COVID-19.  The presenter will provide a brief review of the Exclusionary factors and discuss additional considerations that should be made with regards to implications around social distancing and virtual instruction.  Resources will be highlighted.

Date of Webinar:  Tuesday, May 26, 2020 (12-1pm CST)

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3993890632916270864

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BEYOND THE SCORE:  Addressing the COVID-19 Evaluation Backlog Using the C-SEP Framework

Tammy L. Stephens, Ph.D., Sarah B. Holman, Ph.D., & Georgene Moon, M.Ed.

Join us for a conversation focusing on how the use of the C-SEP framework could be helpful in meeting the increased evaluation backlog due to COVID-19.  We will highlight timesaving techniques and provide suggestions for a more targeted assessment process… cutting back on the testing time and focusing on interpretation and instructional programming.  Resources will be presented.

Date of Webinar:

Weds. May 27, 2020 (12-1pm CST)

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1966803508157327631

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BEYOND THE SCORE: “I’m Not Biased!”  Implicit Biases, What Every Evaluator Needs to Know

Presenter:  Andre Banks, M.Ed., Behavioral Consultant

Bring your favorite beverage and join us for a presentation focusing on implicit biases.  The presenter will define implicit biases and discuss ways in which they can play a role in the evaluation process.  Additionally, suggested practices to help limit implicit biases’ influences in evaluator decision making will be explored.

Date of Offering:  June 9, 2020 (12-1pm CST)

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/235102381294163727

 

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BEYOND THE SCORE:  Using the C-SEP Framework for Dyslexia Evaluations

Presenter:  Dr. Sarah B. Holman

This session will define the Core-Selective Evaluation Process (C-SEP) and provide an overview on how it can be used when assessing for dyslexia. Participants will explore important considerations when conducting dyslexia assessments and examine the application of the tenets of C-SEP to dyslexia assessment.

Date Offered:  June 23, 2020 at 1:00 pm CST

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1381336656110199056

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BEYOND THE SCORE:  Understanding, Planning, & Conducting a Comprehensive Dysgraphia Evaluation, A Discussion 

Tammy L. Stephens, Ph.D.

Virginia Gonzalez, M.Ed.

Sarah B. Holman, Ph.D.

Bring your favorite beverage and join us for a discussion focusing on understanding, planning, and conducting dysgraphia evaluations.  Join evaluators to hear how dysgraphia evaluations are being addressed.  We will also highlight recommended tests.  Submit your questions via the registration page.

Date Offered:  June 26, 2020 (12-1 pm CST)

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6809559591811442187

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BEYOND THE SCORE:  A Basic Introduction to the Core-Selective Evaluation Process (C-SEP)

Presenter:  Tammy L. Stephens, Ph.D.

Have you heard of C-SEP and want to learn more about what it is?  Grab your favorite beverage and join me for a basic introduction to the Core-Selective Evaluation Process (C-SEP).  This is a very basic overview of C-SEP.

Date Offered:  May 29, 2020 (12-1pm CST)

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2248412625291610636

Additional Topics Coming Soon:

·      Self-Care for Evaluators

·      ECI Evaluations

·      Pattern Seeking with C-SEP

·      Defining and Assessing Intellectual Disabilities

·      Bilingual Evaluations

·      Seasoned Diagnostician Panel

·      Fostering Resiliency

·      Behavioral Considerations

·      C-SEP for Special Education Teachers

 

Need Help?

Please feel free to reach out to us:

Brenda Cargle
TEDA Administrative Assistant

 

tedahelp@gmail.com

346-831-3324

107 Post Oak Branch, Inez, Texas 77968