W-01: Assessment of Students with Co-Morbid Disorders and Multiple Eligibilities Under IDEIA and
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Retrospective and prospective research has shown that most adult mental and developmental disorders begin in childhood and adolescence. Results of current studies indicate that about one out of every three to four youth is estimated to experience a mental health or developmental disorder. In this presentation, Dr. Sam Goldstein will review the literature demonstrating the increasing presentation of students meeting multiple diagnostic and eligibility criteria, discuss the prevalence and correlates of various disorders as they present in children and review the risk factors associated with increased vulnerability. He will then offer a comprehensive framework to assist school psychologists in evaluating the development, emotions, behavior and social relations of complex students utilizing valid and reliable behavioral, observer and self-report scales and tests.
Dr. Sam Goldstein is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine and on staff at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute. He is Clinical Director of the Neurology Learning and Behavior Center and has authored 50 trade and science texts as well as over three dozen science based book chapters and thirty peer reviewed research articles.