Montréal, QC 

Hosted by SISP student committee, McGill University

Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology

May 26 - May 27, 2020

Sam Goldstein, Ph.D.


Sam Goldstein, Ph.D. is a neuropsychologist with areas of specialization in school psychology, child development and neuropsychiatric disorders. He is licensed as a psychologist and certified as a developmental disabilities evaluator in the State of Utah. He is board certified as a Pediatric Neuropsychologist by the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology. He is listed in the Council for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. Dr. Goldstein is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Goldstein is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Attention Disorders. The Journal of Attention Disorders is ranked in the top 25% of all psychology journals worldwide. He is a former Contributing Editor to Attention Magazine. He currently sits on the editorial boards of six peer reviewed scientific journals. He has authored, co-edited or co-authored fifty clinical and trade publications, including twenty-four textbooks. He has also authored three dozen book chapters and nearly three dozen peer reviewed scientific studies.

Dr. Goldstein is a past Chairman of the National Professional Advisory Board for the parent support group Children with Attention Deficit Disorder (CH.A.D.D.). He has served as a board member of the Utah Brain Injury Foundation, Guadalupe School, Ronald McDonald House Charities and the Children's Center. He currently sits on the Boards of the Rowland Hall School and Girls on the Run.

Friday June 1st, 2018

9:00AM - 12:00PM

​Assessment of Functional Impairment in Children: New Data, New Ideas and the Rating Scale of Impairment

Impairment has become a primary focus of psychological and educational assessments in the community and schools.  Qualification of disability status and/or services under multiple legislations, including the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Education, Americans with Disabilities and the Social Security Acts all require accurate assessment of impairment above and beyond diagnosis and disability determination. This presentation addresses cutting edge research and evidence based practice of the assessment of impairment in children in school and mental health settings.  The history of assessment of impairment as part of the diagnostic process will be guided by a discussion of the World Health Organization impairment standards and recommendations from diagnostic protocols (e.g., Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association - 5th Edition).  The presentation will introduce data from a nationally representative standardization sample of 3,500 children assessing impairment in school, community and home.  The Rating Scale of Impairment will be introduced as a valid and reliable means of assessing impairment in the diagnostic process. The presentation will include an overview of integrating impairment data into a comprehensive assessment, treatment, planning and monitoring.

​As a result of this workshop, participants will:

  1. ​Develop an understanding of the history and theory of impairment in school and mental health assessments.
  2. ​Develop a knowledge of the most current theories of methods of assessment of impairment.
  3. ​Develop an understanding of the relationship of theories and practical applications for assessment and integrating impairment data into a diagnostic process.
  4. ​​Develop knowledge of the most representative data addressing treatment monitoring of impairment in children.