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Speaker Series: Assessment to Inform Social-Emotional and Behavioral Intervention

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Friday, October 22, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Stephen Kilgus, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the School Psychology Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also Co-Director of the School Mental Health Collaborative, a national research and technical assistance center. Dr. Kilgus has contributed to the development and validation of several social-emotional and behavioral assessments, including universal screening, problem analysis, and progress monitoring tools. He has also evaluated the effectiveness of multiple Tier 2 interventions for students exhibiting early symptoms of externalizing and internalizing concerns. Dr. Kilgus has published more than 80 peer-reviewed papers and received more than $9 million in external research funding. He is currently an associate editor for the Journal of School Psychology.

Presentation Objectives

1.  Attendees will be able to explain how a systematic assessment and decision making system can enhance service delivery within multi-tiered systems of support.

2.  Attendees will be able to explain how different types of assessment facilitate and enhance intervention outcomes.

3.  Attendees will be able to describe a process by which assessment tools and decision making systems can be rigorously developed and evaluated.


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