Neuropsychological and Psychoeducational Evaluations:
What Parents and Educators Need to Know
Presented by Jordi Kleiner, PhD, BCET
December 10, 2021
Is your child struggling in school?
Has educational testing been recommended?
Do you want to better understand why to test andhow it can help?
Dr. Jordi Kleiner will demystify the process of evaluating learning and attentional struggles. This program will include an interactive component where you can experience some of the tasks included in a neuropsychological evaluation.
Webinar link will be emailed to all registered participants the day before the program.
In this presentation, Dr. Kleiner will:
- Distill key findings from peer-reviewed research and best practices in the field to help you steer an evaluation beyond “lumping and labelling” into personalized, meaningful, and actionable insights of your child or students’ strengths and struggles
- Include illustrative vignettes and examples from (de-identified) client responses as well as interactive (but voluntary!) tasks and activities to better understand the instruments used in neuropsychological evaluations
Participants who attend will be able to:
- Explain the way parents and educators can both make the most of, and meaningfully inform, each stage of a diagnostic evaluation, from the framing of diagnostic questions through the implementation of individualized recommendations
- Try out some of the “mental muscles” that are assessed in neuropsychological evaluations, including visual-spatial processing, working memory, phonological awareness, sequencing/planning, and attentional shifting
- Understand how evaluations consider the distinct yet overlapping contributions of cognitive, emotional, and academic dimensions of learning
- Use evaluation reports to pair strengths with processing weaknesses to help students overcome academic struggles
This presentation will be recorded. For more information, contact Nancy Seiler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This program is free and open to the public.
Jordi Kleiner, PhD, BCET, is the director of the North Shore Learning Clinic, located in Evanston, Illinois. In addition to collaborating with his talented team of diagnosticians and educational specialists, Dr. Kleiner conducts comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations of children, adolescents, and adults thought to have learning disabilities. He also
provides individualized educational therapy to those struggling with learning disabilities, language disorders, and attention disorders. Dr. Kleiner’s ability to advocate for children and their families in school settings emerges from his own classroom experience teaching all ages of children from preschool through graduate school (Northwestern and DePaul Universities). He enjoys collaborating closely with schools in the Chicagoland area, such as Wolcott.
Dr. Kleiner received his B.A. in Psychology and Education from Swarthmore College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Learning Disabilities and Language & Cognition from Northwestern University. His research has examined how children are more successful at learning when their parents have a solid understanding of their children’s skill levels. He is a board certified educational therapist, accredited by the Association of Educational Therapists.
Dr. Kleiner has presented at numerous national conferences on the intersection of diagnosis and intervention in the learning lives of children and adults. When not teaching or learning from clients and clinicians, you might find him playing violin/fiddle in Chicago bands, nordic skiing or kayaking with his wife Nicole, or possibly being pounced on by his cat, Winnie.
The Tyree Institute at Wolcott College Prep provides outreach programming on adolescent development, educational practices, and learning differences as well as educational services, including psycho-educational testing and college counseling.