Third Party Training

Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2) Research Workshop

The ADOS-2 clinical workshop offered by WPS is a prerequisite to the more thorough research training offered by the ADOS-2 authors and their colleagues. Research training includes exercises to establish item coding accuracy to a specific criterion, and is designed to help individuals achieve the high cross-site interrater reliability that is required in published research. WPS is not involved in research training workshops. 


For information about ADOS-2 research training workshops, including current dates and locations, please visit the website of the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB): http://cornellpsychiatry.org/education/autism.html 


CADB also offers other training opportunities, such as one-day workshops focused solely on learning the Toddler Module (for researchers and clinicians who are already trained in Modules 1-4 of the ADOS or ADOS-2). WPS is not involved in these other training opportunities. For information about training opportunities at CADB, please visit the CADB website: http://cornellpsychiatry.org/education/autism.html


ADI-RAutism Diagnostic Interview (ADI-R) Research Workshops

The ADI-R DVD Training Package offered by WPS provides clinical training in the use of the ADI-R. For those who plan to use the ADI-R for research purposes, the standard of practice is to attend an in-person ADI-R research training workshop and establish research reliability with the authors or their colleagues. WPS is not involved in research training workshops. For information about ADI-R research training workshops, including current dates and locations, please visit the website of the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB): http://cornellpsychiatry.org/education/autism.html




CARS-2 ManualChildhood Autism Rating Scale™, Second Edition (CARS™2)

Chapel Hill TEACCH Center offers training on the Childhood Autism Rating Scale, Second Edition (CARS2). For information please visit http://teacch.com/trainings.

TEACCH Autism Program, CB# 7180 UNC-Chapel HIll, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
TEACCH@unc.edu 
919.966.2174


GOAL Manual

Goal-Oriented Assessments of Lifeskills (GOAL) Workshops

The SPD Foundation offers one-day workshops with step-by-step instruction for administration and scoring each item of the GOAL, an individually administered screening test for identifying potential developmental delays in children ages 7 to 17. In just 45-60 minutes, you can identify children who may have developmental delays in any of the fives domains defined by IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and inform planning of occupational therapy, physical therapy, and/or adaptive physical education.

For information and a complete schedule of GOAL workshops, please visit http://www.spdfoundation.net/goal_workshop.html





SPMSensory Processing Measure (SPM) Workshops

Diana Henry presents 1- and 2-day workshops on the Sensory Processing Measure (SPM). These workshops enhance clinical skills by applying test-specific interpretive strategies to a variety of case examples. 

For information and a complete schedule of SPM workshops, please visit www.ateachabout.com





SPM Quick TipsSensory Processing Measure (SPM) Quick Tips One Day Workshop

Henry Occupational Services offers a 1 day workshop on the SPM Quick Tips, in partnership with their other courses on SPM and SPM-P.

The workshop is designed for those already proficient in using the SPM and SPM-P. It will include case studies addressing the clinical reasoning for interpretation and for developing sensory-based strategies. The mechanics and color coded sorting when using the SPM Quick Tips will be demonstrated. The Quick Tips Record Form will be used for data recording and for examining program effectiveness. Promoting team collaboration will be emphasized. Movement, including songs from the new Sensory Songs for Tots music CD will be used to highlight issues such as sensory seeking and motor planning. For the latest update of scheduled workshops please visit www.ateachabout.com




PEI-APersonal Experience Inventory for Adults (PEI-A)

Hazelden Foundation offers training in the use and interpretation of the  Personal Experience Inventory for Adults (PEI-A).
Please contact Hazelden Foundation directly for workshop schedules. 

Hazelden Foundation Professional Education, Box 11, Center City, MN 55012
info@hazelden.org
800.257.7810

Personal Experience Inventory (PEI)

Hazelden Foundation offers training in the use and interpretation of the  Personal Experience Inventory (PEI).

Hazelden Foundation Professional Education, Box 11, Center City, MN 55012
info@hazelden.org
800.257.7810




WEPPS

Wagner Enneagram Personality Style Scales (WEPSS)

Please visit www.enneagramspectrum.com for information.

Vice President of Technology

Information Technology

What is your role and function at WPS? 

As director of information technology, I ensure that WPS takes full advantage of technological advancements to improve the products and user experience we offer our customers. I lead a team of dedicated IT professionals who build systems that bring value to our customers and also make sure that the key systems supporting WPS’s operations are working efficiently.

What issues or needs are you an advocate for inside the company? 

I advocate innovation within the organization. Technology continues to advance rapidly, presenting opportunities to create new products and improve existing products. I am a big supporter of “thinking outside the box” in developing new ways to help our customers and improve the quality and effectiveness of our product offerings.

How long have you been at WPS?

I started at WPS in May, 2011.

Where are you from? Where did you grow up?

I was born and raised in India in the city of Baroda. I lived in India until completing my undergraduate education, after which I came to the United States for graduate studies.

What are three personal things about you people probably wouldn't know?

I’m co-conservator of my special needs cousin, I absolutely despise goat cheese, and I love snowboarding.

What's a big obstacle you've had to overcome in your life or career?

The biggest obstacle that comes to mind has been leaving behind my country and everything I grew up with and moving to the U.S., learning new customs and building a life and career in a country on the opposite side of the globe from where I grew up.

What is your personal connection to the WPS mission?

What we do at WPS makes a positive impact on people’s lives and I am very proud to be a part of the team and play a role in achieving that.

What is your educational background?

Master of science in computers from the University of Southern California, USA. Bachelor of engineering in computers from Gujarat University, India.

What is something you are currently studying or learning?

I am always interested in learning new things. Just now I’m focused on learning about the psychological testing industry and understanding the key players, the various roles and relationships involved, and what it takes to operate a business in this arena.

What do you enjoy most about working at WPS?

The WPS team. The people at WPS are the company’s biggest asset and make working here a pleasure.

What did you used to do before WPS?

I have been a technologist throughout my career. After graduating from USC, I started working as a software developer for Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, a big “X” consulting firm. I spent 5 years in consulting, moving up to the roles of enterprise architect and project manager. I then managed a home builder’s enterprise applications team for the next 5 years prior to joining WPS.

Where can we contact you?

You can email me here

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