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2012 California ALJ & Mediator Training

April 16-20, 2012

Sheraton Universal City Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

The Academy for IDEA Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers, on behalf of the California Office of Administrative Hearings, conducted a five-day training for special education hearing officers and mediators at the Sheraton Universal City Hotel in Los Angeles, California, on April 16-20, 2012. Attendance was available to any person currently serving as a special education hearing officer or mediator.


Schedule, Agenda and Presenters
Monday, April 16 1:00 - 4:30 pm Mediating with Parties Who Are Not Native English Speakers Karen Bhangoo, Ph.D. Marc Purchin, M.B.A
Tuesday, April 17 8:30 am  - Noon Psychological Testing: What You Need to Know About SLD and ADHD Amy Majlke, Ph.D.
1:15 - 3:00 pm Current Problems in the Conduct of Hearings Panel Chair: Hon. Timothy L. Newlove, ALJ
3:15 - 4:30 pm Deaf Education in the 21st Century: Assumptions, Myths and Misunderstandings Marc Marshark, Ph.D.
Wednesday, April 18 8:30 - Noon Psychoeducational Evaluations: Why You Hear Different Answers From Different Sides Grace A. Mucci, Ph.D., ABPdN Perry D. Passaro, Ph.D.
1:15 - 4:30 pm Review of Recent Caselaw Prof. Perry A. Zirkel
Thursday, April 19 8:30 - Noon IDEA, FAPE and the 2004 Amendments Prof. Ruth Colker
1:15 - 3:00 pm Evaluating Experts and Expert Testimony Hon. Kristin Miller (ALJ GA)
3:15 - 4:30 pm Who Can Get An IEE - and How Mary Schwartz (IHO IL)
Friday, April 20 8:00 - 11:00 am Writing Better Decisions (III) Prof. Elizabeth Francis