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TRI’s EEC completes the 2015 Revised Manual: Special Education Assessment Process for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse StudentsMar 12, 2015
to the support and guidance of the Oregon Department of Education (ODE),
Education Evaluation Center (EEC) has, for more than 50 years, conducted
comprehensive assessments of Oregon students referred to the EEC because
concerns that they may have a learning disorder. The EEC's approach to
includes viewing the student within her or his context, both at school
home. For culturally and linguistically diverse students in particular,
it is critical that their diverse contexts be considered when
determining if they have a learning disorder.
TRI/CEL presents OECIC - 2015 FREE Webinars Mar 20, 2015
NCDB Deaf-Blind Summit (July 21-22, 2015) Jul 21, 2015See all Events
From the TRI Blog
On February 16, 2015, just two weeks after her arrival at TRI, I sat down with Dr. Linda McDowell to learn about the woman who now serves as the Director of TRI's Center on Deaf-Blindness (CDB). Housed within the Center on Deaf-Blindness are the Oregon Deaf-Blind Project and the National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB). Included in her position as Director of TRI's CDB is the responsibility of serving as Executive Director of NCDB - which coordinates and serves deaf-blind projects in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Island nations.
It was fascinating to learn how she found her passion in the field of Deaf-Blindness.
Part 2 - Assessment Day
By Carol Dennis
Seven hours of oral and written questions, puzzles, and interviews left me exhausted and exhilarated. The morning after, I felt like my brain had run a marathon - buzzing from all the mental gymnastics. Exhausted, exhilarated, and so glad I did it.
The “it” was having myself tested to see if my long-held suspicion that I have a reading disability is true. (See my previous post for more details.) And the answer turns out to be yes and no. I’ll explain that later.
Part 1 - Learning assessment at 62 years old
Several months ago, I went through an emotional and eye-opening experience writing an article about the Education Evaluation Center at TRI. Learning that there is a place filled with kind, wonderful, knowledgeable people who can help a person find out why life can sometimes feel like an unsolvable puzzle, I couldn’t help wondering if they might find an answer for me.
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