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SPCL 7914X Psychological Assessment of Linguistically Diverse Students (Bejarano): Session 6 Unit 3: Bilingual Assessment of Cognitive Functioning

Open Educational Resource (OER) for Prof. Bejarano's SPCL 7914


In session 6 we will explore the implication of bilingualism on cognitive functioning. Due to school closures caused by the pandemic traditional special education evaluations were impacted.  We will be discussing steps taken by the New York City Public Schools to support clinicians' in completing non traditional special education evaluations through the introduction of the Comprehensive Data Driven Assessment (CDDA). We will discuss translation and adaptation issues, as well as the integration of formal and informal methods.

We will begin with a quiz on the assigned reading on Blackboard and then discuss the material and engage in activities.


Reflecting on the Readings

1. What are differences between monolinguals and bilingualism regarding language proficiency and metalinguistic abilities?

2. Does bilingualism affect early reading?

3. What is the impact of bilingualism and executive control abilities?

4. What about bilingualism in older adults?

5. Does the CDDA suffice the need to collect information for a psycho-educational?

6. Do you feel full cognitive batteries standards are still representative of students abilities upon their return to in person school?