School Psych Finds

Effort Testing & PVTs | Dr. Cecil Reynolds

August 09, 2022 School Psych Finds Season 1 Episode 8
School Psych Finds
Effort Testing & PVTs | Dr. Cecil Reynolds
Show Notes

How do we know if students are really giving us sufficient effort during cognitive testing or even academic testing for special education? If we aren’t sure then how can we actually be sure that our tests are valid and accurate measures of their full abilities? On this episode, we focus on a topic that many of us probably haven't been taught about but that should likely be standard procedure in our assessments (whether that’s in private practice or in the schools). We discuss this important topic with our distinguished guest, Dr. Cecil Reynolds. Listen in to learn about what PVTs are and why they should be well known among school psychologists and taught about in grad school! 

About the Guest: Dr. Cecil Reynolds:
Dr. Reynolds is an expert and leader in the field of school psychology (and more). He has published many of the most popular psychological assessment instruments used in psychology and school psychology today (e.g., RIAS, BASC, TOMAL, and more). He is a distinguished scientist in psychology and a professor of both neuroscience and forensic neuroscience. He has also published a Pediatric PVT that can be used efficiently in the schools. Listen in to learn more. It was an honor having him on the show!

Episode Links:
Webinar about PVTs by Dr. Reynolds to learn more
Pediatric Performance Validity Test Suite (PdPVTS)
Dr. Reynolds can be reached at:

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