WS03: Evidence-Based Interventions for School Motivation and Study Skills Using the SMALSI Sessions and Workshops Qualifying for NASP and APA-Approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Documentation

Tuesday, February 21

  • 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
  • CPD Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Skill Level: III
  • Members: $80
    Non-Members: $115

Fifty years of research have demonstrated that students across age and grade levels who engage in strategic learning and strategic test taking perform at higher academic levels than those who do not.

Lecture, simulation cases, and audience participation will be used to convey three concepts: (a) how to use the School Motivation and Learning Strategies Inventory (SMALSI), (b) how to link the SMALSI to intervention, and (c) how to program selected interventions for strategic learning and academic performance.

The interventions will

  • Improve performance in school motivation,
  • Improve deficits in learning through strategies, and
  • Improve academic skill levels through strategy instruction.

Speaker(s): Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD, Professor Emeritus;, Kimberly J. Vannest, PhD, Texas A&M University, College Station

Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD, Professor Emeritus;, Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD, is the author of more than 300 scholarly publications and author or editor of 50 books, including The Handbook of School Psychology. He is also the author of several widely used tests, including the BASC-2 and the Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales. Dr. Reynolds has received multiple national awards recognizing him for excellence in research, including the Lightner Witmer, Jack Bardon Distinguished Service, and Senior Scientist Awards from APA Division 16.

Kimberly J. Vannest, PhD, Texas A&M University, College Station, Kimberly J. Vannest, PhD, is a noted scholar and speaker on intervention. She is the author or editor of more than 60 scholarly publications and software programs and five books on this topic. Dr. Vannest has earned the Montague-Center for Teaching Excellence Scholar award, received the Regents Fellow Service Award for her