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  1. Why Registry? Excellence!!!! Not Just Competence RegPed 1/11

  2. Outline for Presentation • Board of Registry Members • History • Why registry? • “How” Registry? (application) • About Registry (Competencies covered on the Examination) • Final Thoughts RegPed 1/11

  3. Texas Professional Educational Diagnosticians Board of Registry2011 Loretta Ortiz Chair lo3502@aol.com RegPed, 1/11

  4. Vice-Chair Edie Snider Secretary Debbie Payne Treasurer Kathy Weaver Credentials Dee Brown RegPed 1/11

  5. Legislative Beulah Williams Professional Visibility Jeanna Miller Regional Representatives Virginia Duran Continuing Education Kaye Allen TEDA President Cheryl Heath RegPed 1/11

  6. Our fearless assistant Administrative Assistant Debra Hawkins 806.853.9399 debhawk1995@live.com RegPed 1/11

  7. WHERE WE HAVE BEEN…. RegPed 1/11

  8. Brief History - TPED • Originally established in the early 1980’s to work toward licensure • 1985 -renewed investigation into licensure • 1986- the cost to begin the process for licensure anticipated over $50,000 RegPed 1/11

  9. 1987 – New Directions Task Force proposed to drop the licensure effort and focus on the registry process. • 2004 – Development of broad, new Strategic Plan for organization direction/focus • 2007 Legislative action added Diagnosticians into code. RegPed 1/11

  10. We believe it is NOW time to look more boldly into the future, to be willing to step outside the previous boundaries, and be proactive with regard to the organization and the profession. RegPed 1/11

  11. WHY REGISTRY….? ….Is it right for me?? RegPed 1/11

  12. WE go the extra mile, take the extra step, AND go beyond what is required! RegPed 1/11

  13. To make a difference in the life of a child. RegPed 1/11

  14. To help parents understand their child’s unique strengths, challenges and needs. EDGS 6/10

  15. Empowering adolescents to understand themselves and become their own best advocate. EDGS 6/10

  16. To assist teachers, staff, administrators understand the needs of each student. RegPed 1/11

  17. To advance our profession. • To take our skills to a higher level. RegPed 1/11

  18. AND….. • Because you care. You would not be at this presentation unless you are a diagnostician who cares about her/his profession, wants to make a difference in the life of a child, and desires to be the best that you can be in your profession. RegPed 1/11

  19. Professional “Perks: of TPED Membership: • Symposium each year at the TEDA conference is free to Registered Diagnosticians with CPE credits available to members. • Tool Kit • Updates and information delivered via our List-Serve RegPed 1/11

  20. When you sign your reports you can be proud to be able to sign M. Ed., RPED # • Strengthens your credibility as a diagnostic professional. RegPed 1/11

  21. How do I become a Member of the Texas Professional Educational Diagnostician Organization? RegPed 1/11

  22. Application Process The applicant submits the completed application forms and fees.  These are available by contacting Deb Hawkins, our administrative assistant.  debhawk1995@live.com RegPed 1/11

  23. The Board of Registry considers the application and requests more information, if needed. • Administrative Assistant contacts you if something is missing. • Applications are due by Jan. 15 RegPed 1/11

  24. The applicant must supply documentation of his/her qualifications which includes, but is not restricted to, the following items: • Education: Transcripts or documentation from service center of alternative certification RegPed 1/11

  25. Experience: Documentation from personnel office • Teaching • Diagnostician • References – Choose your references CAREFULLY!! • 2 Regpeds • 1 supervisor • 1 consumer of service • 1 of your choice RegPed 1/11

  26. FIE requirement: • A Full Individual Evaluation (FIE) in which the child qualifies for services. • FIE will be evaluated for: • Complete information • Individualization/personalization of report (Remove identifying information) • Supplementation to computerized reporting • Warning: Submitting a DNQ Can cost you a seat at the exam. RegPed 1/11

  27. About Registry:The TEST In keeping with the TPED Motto of Excellence, Not Just Competence: • The test is challenging! • 70% is NOT a passing score! • Your application packet is evaluated and is considered along with your examination score. EDGS 6/10

  28. Testing Process • The examination is offered each Spring in conjunction with TEDA conference (typically Thursday morning). • You will need to bring a picture ID. • The test is untimed. • You will be notified of your test results by mail. EDGS 6/10

  29. The Examination covers 11 areas of Professional Competency 1. Knowledge of Disabilities, State laws, and Federal regulations pertaining to Special Education. RegPed 1/11

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  31. 2. An understanding of learning environments. RegPed 1/11

  32. Task Avoidance Task Avoidance RegPed 1/11

  33. 3. Administering evaluations and interpreting evaluation information. RegPed 1/11

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  35. 4. Interpreting evaluation information as related to the effects of disabilities on the child’s success in the learning environment. RegPed 1/11

  36. Aspergers RegPed 1/11

  37. 5. Understanding curriculum and instruction for learners with special needs. RegPed 1/11

  38. Extended Time RegPed 1/11

  39. 6. Using evaluation information to make recommendations for development of the Individualized Education Program. RegPed 1/11

  40. Behavior RegPed 1/11

  41. 7. Knowledge of human growth and development, identification of processing deficits, and learning styles. RegPed 1/11

  42. Literal Learners RegPed 1/11

  43. 8. Knowledge of Learning Theory RegPed 1/11

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  45. 9. Knowledge of behavior interventions and classroom management techniques. RegPed 1/11

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  47. 10. Communication and collaboration skills with parents, students, teachers and other professionals. RegPed 1/11

  48. ARD’s RegPed 1/11

  49. 11. Knowledge of adult learners. RegPed 1/11

  50. Effort grades RegPed 1/11