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Special Education Diagnosticans Training
FSM Special Education Diagnosticians Training- On April 16-20-2012, the Department of Education, Division of Special Services coordinates a follow up training on five different Special Education screening tools for 13 Assessment Specialists/Diagnosticians and other State Department of Education staff from all the 4 FSM States. This 5-days training was held on Yap State and was facilitated by two consultants University of Guam-CEDDERS.

The training included review of the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) referral and evaluation procedures for identifying students with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) and Intellectual Disabilities (ID). The participants were also trained on the administration of the diagnostic tools with early childhood students and students from Colonia Elementary School. In addition, they were also trained on how to complete the evaluation report, make suggestion on the eligibility determination, and develop services based on the assessment results.

As a result of this training, the participants are expected to have better knowledge and skills to administer the formal and informal instruments to determine eligibility for special education and/or related services.

For more information, please contact Mr. Miyai Keller, Assessment & Data Coordinator at mykeller@fsmed.fm or each of the respective FSM State Special Education Program.
Posted on 30 Apr 2012

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