Evaluator Focus Group

Recently, Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT) received an internal grant to host a focus group of expert evaluators and diagnosticians for LD, ADHD, and ASD from around the Northeast region. The goal of this project is to investigate the feasibility and value of evaluations that are more deliberately customized to the setting demands of postsecondary education for which a student needs accommodations or strategic recommendations.

Nationally recognized evaluators representing three states will be sharing their expertise and insight on issues including:

  • Understanding the disability documentation needs of current and emerging populations of postsecondary students with LD, ADHD, and ASD
  • Evaluating the feasibility of an innovative “Learning Profiles Assessment” that expands and adapts traditional neuropsychology/educational testing for better informed decision-making
  • Suggestions for assessment resources and practices at Landmark College, including recommendations for assessment information for prospective and current students and families

The focus group, consisting of seven external evaluators and five internal Landmark College faculty, researchers, and administrators, met on May 23, 2014, in Putney, VT. Results of the focus group will be posted by the end of June.