Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Currently... v. 2.0

This was fun the last time I did it, a nice fluffy interlude while I try and wrap my head around some upcoming blog posts!


Listening: to the radiator in my office banging and hissing like a rhumba of rattlesnakes as it blows cold air. We've called to have maintenance take a peek inside, but I think they're scared of getting bitten or frozen. As an aside, I bet you didn't know that was the scientific term for such a grouping of snakes, eh? The more you know...

Loving: the scoring software for the BASC-2. Thank you, thank you, thank you for interpreting my data and giving me a handy print-off for these six BASC-2 protocols I have to score. While I still retype the results into my reports and do my own interpretative commentary, I love not having to hand score that thing. Now, if only I could get computer scoring for the Conners-3... man, that's a pain in the backside.

Thinking: of trying out the new WPPSI-IV with a kindergartener I'm evaluating this week. I haven't gotten the chance to use it yet and it's taunting me with its shiny child-friendlyness! In reality, I just want to play with the Bingo dauber... don't be hatin'.

Wanting: the kids in the weight room to hush their faces. The weight room shares a wall with my office and my desk is closest to said wall. I've already asked them to turn the radio down once this period, which they did (barely), but I think they just got louder as a result. If I hear one more weight bar slam down, I'm going to be Angry Psychologist.

Needing: a Cherry Coke Zero. Maybe not need, but highly want. It's like my crack, not gonna lie, and I ration it so I only drink 2-3 a month. I grabbed the last plain Coke Zero from the fridge when I packed my lunch last night and it was a real let-down seeing it this afternoon. Sorry, Coke Zero, but I think we need to talk about our relationship.

Stalking: our Individualized Education Plan (IEP) software to see if teachers are opening their drafts, generating proper letters, and starting to write their IEPs for Annual Reviews this month. I really need to let them do their thing and go check them out next month when they're all done, but I'm too Type A. Just want all our IEPs to be informative, meaningful for next year's teacher, and meet state mandates!

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10 comments:

  1. I absolutely agree with you about the BASC-2 scoring software. Makes my life so much easier.

    And the dauber for the WPPSI-IV is fun :)

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    1. Thanks for your comment, MNM! I do so many BASC-2s that without that scoring software, I'd be carpal tunnel city!

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  2. Let me say, the Conners' 3 software is a LIFESAVER. Handy schmandy! I want a new WPPSI-IV though. Lucky!!

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    1. Transferring scores by hand on the Conners is terrrrible! I've got to look into that...

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    2. The Basc2 and SiB-R are probably the worst assessments to score by hand EVER. So I feel your pain. One more emphasis, do not attempt to engage in hand scoring the SIBR- its pretty horrific......

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  3. *and yes, I have used Conners online...it's a blessing. Am trying to move the department into the more tech age with achenbach online as well.

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    1. I'm not familiar with the SiB-R, so I will stay away at your wise recommendation! :)

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    2. Haha...it is a pretty useful tool to rate adaptive behavior skills but only if you have the computer scoring! Riverside publishing...similar to woodcock johnson scores (rpi's, w's, etc.)

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  4. Just used the WPPSI-IV for the first time this week! The ink dauber really just makes it seem more fun!!!! And I second the BASC software. Especially the upgrade that gives DSM profiles. :-)

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    1. Glad you liked it, Stacy, it seems much more kid friendly. I like the look of the new processing speed subtests, it's so colorful!

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