An Interview with Cecil Reynolds on Current Issues in Pediatric Assessment

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
12:00-1:30 PM ET
1.5 CE Credits

Presented by: 
Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD
Editor-in-Chief, Archives of Scientific Psychology
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Pediatric Neuropsychology
Professor of Educational Psychology
Professor of Neuroscience
Distinguished Research Scholar
Texas A&M University

This interview with Dr. Cecil Reynolds will focus on issues related to assessing children and adolescents. Dr. Reynolds is a leader in both research and test development related to the assessment of school-aged students. Discussions will include how cognitive assessment supports other assessment and intervention planning, what pediatric neuropsychology and school psychology can learn from each other, the difference between testing and assessment, and current issues in assessing youth from vulnerable populations. 

After the webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the role of cognitive assessment in common developmental disorders (e.g., LD, ADHD)
2. List ways that pediatric neuropsychology and school psychology overlap and where they diverge
3. Explain how focusing on assessment rather than testing can inform case conceptualization and improve the utility of reports
4. Discuss current issues in assessing children and youth from vulnerable populations (e.g., homeless youth, new immigrants, etc.)

Target Audience:  Psychologists 
Instructional Level:  Intermediate

Cecil R. Reynolds is Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology, Professor of Neuroscience, and Distinguished Research Scholar at Texas A&M University. He is the author of over 300 scholarly publications, more than 50 books, and the creator of numerous widely-used psychological tests including the Behavior Assessment System for Children, the most frequently individually administered in the English-speaking world. He is past president of the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN) and APA Divisions 5, 16, and 40 (Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics; School Psychology; and, Clinical Neuropsychology).  He is editor-in-chief of Archives of Scientific Psychology and the Journal of Pediatric Neuropsychology and a past EIC of Psychological Assessment, Applied Neuropsychology, and Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. Dr. Reynolds has received awards recognizing him for excellence in research (e.g., Lightner Witmer Award, Senior Scientist Award from APA, and NAN’s Distinguished Neuropsychologist Award).  His service has been recognized through the President's Gold Medal for Service to NAN, NAN’s Distinguished Service Award and the UNC at Wilmington Razor Walker Award for Service to the Youth of America, and others.  In November of 2021 he was included in the top half of Stanford University’s list of the top 2% of all scientists worldwide.

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