“PSW” – What’s It All About?”. Borrowed from: Lee Ann Sharman, M.S. Lewis and Clark College Graduate School of Education/Counseling. Remember the Statutory Definition of LD.
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Lee Ann Sharman, M.S.
Lewis and Clark College
Graduate School of Education/Counseling
Auditory Thinking Speaking
Visual (Abstract-Concrete) Reading
Tactile Memory Writing
Olfactory (Auditory-Visual) Motor
Gustatory (Long Term-Short Term) (Fine-Gross)
RtI + PSW (Processing!)
Added option of RtI (based on district model)
Added progress monitoring component (both)
Changed “Severe discrepancy” to “Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses” (PSW)
Observation, before or during (both)
Exclusionary factors remain (both)
First, SB reading curriculum for all, universal screening!
Additional reading instruction, progress monitoring
Increase intensity/frequency of intervention, progress monitoring; change program
Move to a special ed evaluation to pinpoint Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses.
Academic Subtests Cognitive Subtest
LWID = 79 Comp/Know = 96
Pseudoword = 74 Aud. Proc. = 69
Fluency = 72 Long-TR = 94
Proc. Spd = 91
Fluid. Res. = 89
Academic Subtests Cognitive Subtests
LWID = 73 Comp./Know. = 79
Pseudoword = 69 Ga = 74
Fluency = 78 Gsm = 85
Passage Comp. = 81 Gf = 78
Gv = 86
Glr = 82
Gs = 92
Will RtI + PSW = AYP in the LRE?