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SPCL 7914X Psychological Assessment of Linguistically Diverse Students (Bejarano): Session 8-9 - Unit 3: Exploring Cognitive Assessment Tools

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


In session 8-9 Students will explore the BVAT / PVAT and verbal reasoning skills across languages. 

We will continue to explore cognitive assessment tools in a language other than English. 

We will begin with a quiz on the assigned reading on Blackboard and then discuss the material and engage in activities for Session 8.

There is no quiz scheduled Session 9. 


Session 8 DUE: March 19th

Midterm Self Assessment through Microsoft Forms - link accessible through Blackboard

Session 9 DUE: March 29th

Language Proficiency Assessment Report 

Submit through Blackboard by 7:00pm 


As you read, highlight the procedural strengths and weaknesses of each report. Which report(s) assessed well and which did not? We will discuss the cases during our class session.

Reflecting on the Readings

1. Describe the advantages of being bilingual.

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

3. With the review of the CDDA and standardized cognitive evaluations, as there are no standardized scores should clinicians' feel more secure when interpreting the results of the CDDA in comparison to traditional evaluations?

Video: Considerations in Cognitive Assessment of ELLs