February 2, 2018

Beyond the Scores: Differential Diagnoses of Learning Disabilities and Comorbid Conditions

Emma Leah Hettrich, Psy.D. and Michael Scholz, M.S. (Speech/ Language Pathologist)

Presentation followed by Question & Answer Period as Time Allows

Sign in will begin at 6:45 PM - Workshop - 7:15pm - 9:15pm

Handouts and seating can be guaranteed only for those who pre-register and pay by 1/29/18.

Location: Adelphi University's Hauppauge Education and Conference Center
55 Kennedy Drive, Hauppauge (Facilities are handicapped accessible)


SCPA Members: No Fee
Current Adelphi Faculty & Students: No Fee
$15 fee if payment received by 1/29/18

$20.00 fee from 1/30/18 - 02/02/18 strictly subject to Seating Availability.

2 CE credits are available for a $30.00 additional fee

Certificate of Attendance available for $5.00 additional

In this presentation, participants will learn about the differential diagnosis of learning disabilities and comorbid conditions such as ADHD and Speech/Language disorders. Through case studies, participants will learn how to interpret multiple pieces of data gathered in a comprehensive assessment to determine a child’s learning profile. In addition, participants will be taught how to use a cross battery framework to identify cognitive, academic, and/or speech language areas to supplement for, depending on the particular referral concern.

At the conclusion of the presentation, attendees will be able to:

  1. Critique test selection to determine which areas need to be supplemented for;
  2. Interpret test results across disciplines when conducting differential diagnoses;
  3. Describe the cross battery framework;
  4. Identify areas that are common to both learning disabilities and speech/language disorders.

Emma Leah Hettrich, Psy.D. is a NY State Licensed Psychologist and Certified School Psychologist. She works as a School Psychologist in an elementary school on Long Island and is on the board for the New York Association of School Psychologists (NYASP). Her areas of interest include reading disabilities and autism evaluation and intervention. Over the past several years, she has been involved with staff training and student evaluations in St. Maarten as well as in Vietnam. In addition, Dr. Hettrich is an adjunct professor at St. John’s University, where she teaches classes in the School Psychology graduate program.

Michael S. Scholz, MS, CCC-SLP, is a NYS licensed Speech Pathologist with over 20 years of experience. He holds a Master’s Degree from Adelphi University. Mr. Scholz has worked in private practice and K-12 schools, with individuals from early intervention age through adulthood. He has spent the last 13 years working in a Long Island school district at a primary school. In addition to his Speech-Language work he is also a Local Assistive Technology Specialist working with K-12 students. In this capacity he evaluates and trains students, employing a variety of technology tools to address their educational needs.

If you have any questions (including information about our cancellation policy), please email administrator@suffolkpsych.org or call 631-423-2409 and be sure to leave a contact telephone number in your email or message. You may register and pay for this and all of our other workshops via our website using the form within this listing or by mailing in your payment by January 29, 2018 (payable to SCPA) with your name and contact information to:

Suffolk County Psychological Association
P.O. Box 397
Commack, NY 11725

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