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Conducting a Deeper Analysis of Data and Understanding the Implications of the Exclusionary Factors

As the number of referrals for Special Education and 504 are continuing to increase since the start of the Pandemic, the importance of training for evaluation personnel, as well as for school referral teams, becomes critical. Exclusionary Factors are documented at federal and state levels as part of the initial referral process, during the evaluation process, and as part of the meeting/consideration process (IEP/504). A better understanding of Exclusionary Factors and the impact of Covid disruptions on the educational process, at the early referral stage, serves as both documentation and guidance. Knowing that SLD determination has to meet specific criteria, including “rule out” of Exclusionary Factors can help the evaluator form a better referral question. Understanding that vision, hearing, and motor skills have an impact on the ability to learn also needs to be considered at the beginning of the referral process. Ruling out other disabilities as the reason for a student’s failure to learn should be obvious to most, but often, not understanding the educational constructs of these other disabilities can be confusing and can also lead to overidentification in other disability areas. Ruling out cultural differences, environmental and socio-economic disadvantages, limited English proficiency, and “lack of” adequate instruction must also be considered and can at times be a difficult decision to make.


School Psychologist
Special Ed Administrator
Speech/Language Pathologist

Important Session Information:

"Presented by Georgene Moon, Current President of the Texas Educational Diagnosticians’ Association"


Session Outcomes: Upon completion of this training, participants will:

• Understand the importance of data gathering: formal, informal, observations, and interviews.

• Understand changes/impact to exclusionary factors before Covid-19, during Covid-19, and during the post-Covid environment.

• Identify Exclusionary Factors and the impact they play in the referral process, the evaluation, and the role they play in guiding your recommendations for decision-making in the ARD/IEP process.

• Will be able to use worksheets, questionnaires, and case studies to support several areas of the training, as time permits.

*****Fee includes a second training to be held Virtually in the month of March********


Registration ends at 12:00 AM on Thursday, February 23, 2023
Session ID:
Credits Available:
(6) CPE
(6) Contact Hours
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Melissa Mena
Melissa Mena
Georgene Moon
Date Location
(Thursday, February 23, 2023 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM) ONLINE LOCATION SITE, Online Location

Education Service Center-Region 19 ~ 6611 Boeing Drive ~ El Paso, Texas 79925 ~ Tel (915) 780-5055 ~ Fax (915) 780-5034

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