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School-based assessment of culturally and linguistically diverse students + PiSIG AGM

Event number: 19041
1 CPD hours
Presenter(s): Associate Professor Tim Hannan

Please note this event was scheduled to be held on Tuesday 7 November, but has now been rescheduled for the following week Tuesday, 14 November. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause

Children and adolescents from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds face many challenges in the school setting, and are more likely than their peers to experience academic, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. The task of identifying the reasons for these academic and psychosocial problems often falls to school psychologists, who have long recognised the various theoretical and practical difficulties inherent in assessing children whose primary language and life experience differs from those for whom our psychological measures were developed. This presentation provides a brief overview of current practice in the assessment of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) children and adolescents, with consideration of the strengths and limitations of several popular instruments. 

About the presenter(s)

Associate Professor Tim Hannan is a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist, who has been working with children and adolescents for over 25 years. He is the Head of the School of Psychology at Charles Sturt University, where his main teaching interests are in the areas of child clinical psychology, clinical and forensic neuropsychology, psychological assessment, and sport psychology. He was the Project Director for the 2003-06 Australian Standardisation Projects for the WISC-IV, WIAT-II and CELF-4. Tim holds postgraduate qualifications in clinical psychology, clinical neuropsychology, cognitive science and sport psychology. A member of a number of APS Colleges, he has served terms as NSW Chair of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists (1998-1999), and as National Chair of the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists (1999-2001), the APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists (2003-2005), and the APS College of Sport Psychologists (2008-2010). Tim was elected to fellowship of the APS in 2008, to the Board of Directors in 2010, and served as APS President from 2012-2014.


Webinar 2.00pm - 3.00pm
AGM 3.00pm- 3.30pm

Immediately following this webinar - from 3:00 to 3:30pm - the APS Psychologists in Schools will hold our AGM. Please stay online to be part of our AGM, or just join us at 3pm for the AGM.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with this web conference please contact Redback Conferencing : Toll Free: 1800 733 416

Online registration


Start date: 14/11/2017
End date: 14/11/2017
Time: Webinar at 2pm AEDT, AGM at 3pm AEDT


Registration closes 12 November 2017, please contact the organiser after this time

AGM is free, Webinar attendance as follows:
APS member: $20
APS student member: $15
Non APS member: $30


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