Principal Investigator

Loisa Bennetto, Ph.D. University of Rochester work Box 270266 Rochester NY 14627-0268 office: Meliora 492 p (585) 275-8712

Education

CSP 570 - Clinical Assessment I: Psychometrics

Fall Semester, 3 Cr.

Course Instructor

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding of psychometric theory and its application to assessment. The course will focus on the following issues: Assessment theory, types of tests, test construction and standardization, reliability, validity, test fairness, and ethical and social considerations in testing. Students will learn the psychometric characteristics of a variety of widely used assessment instruments, and will acquire skills in the administration, scoring, and interpretation of these instruments.

CSP 566 - Neurological Foundations of Behavior

Spring Semester, 3 Cr.

Course Instructor

Course Description: This course provides an overview of brain-behavior relationships. The course covers historical and theoretical concepts in neuroscience and neuropsychology, the evolution of the primate brain, the organization and functions of the human nervous system, neural development, genetic and environmental influences and plasticity, basic cortical and subcortical structures and the disorders that result from their damage, and principles of neuropsychological assessment.

PSY/CSP 384/385 - Practicum in Developmental Disabilities I/II

Fall/Spring Semester, 4 Cr.

Course Instructor

Course Description: Explores educational, therapeutic, and social challenges in developmental disabilities. Students will spend approximately 8 hours per week in a supervised educational or treatment setting as well as participate in weekly meetings to review and discuss general issues in the field.

PSY/CSP 351/352 - Research in Developmental Neuropsychology

Fall/Spring Semester, 4 Cr.

Course Instructor

Course Description: This course provides guided, direct research experiences in developmental neuropsychology, with a particular focus on autism and other developmental disabilities.

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