Research & Publications
FOUNDATIONS OF BEHAVIORAL, SOCIAL, AND CLINICAL ASSESSMENT OF CHILDREN
Contribution to RtI & Assistive Technology sections of Jerome Sattler's Foundations of Behavioral, Social & Clinical Assessment of Children, Sixth Edition. Dr. Sattler's publications have been used to train psychologists for almost 40 years and he has been awarded the American Psychological Foundation's Gold Medal for Life Achievement. Sattler is described as one of the world's foremost experts on child assessment.
RESEARCH WITH DR. BRANTON SHEARER, FOUNDER OF MI CONSULTING & THE MIDAS
Partnership with Branton Shearer of MI Research and Consulting on use of the MIDAS as a measure for differentiated grouping. Of Dr. Shearer's work, Howard Gardner says, “To my knowledge, The MIDAS represents the first effort to measure the Multiple Intelligences, which have been developed according to standard psychometric procedures. Branton Shearer is to be congratulated for the careful and cautious way in which he has created his instrument and offered guidance for its use and interpretation.”
Differentiated Reading Instruction: Using Multiple Intelligences and the MIDAS to Enhance Comprehension, Enthusiasm, and Strategic Reading Approaches. by Reith, S., & Shearer, B. (2011). The Ohio School Psychologists Journal.
OHIO SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST & WISCONSIN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST PUBLICATION
Reading intervention supporting science content: MIDAS-driven intervention for at-risk readers using multiple intelligences strengths to differentiate a 4th grade science curriculum. by Shearer, B., Reith, S. & Riolo, A. (2013). The Ohio School Psychologists Journal.
Reprinted by the Wisconsin School Psychologists Journal
STRESS-FREE ZONE: GRANT FUNDED SENSORY ROOM
In 2011, grant funding was obtained to create a sensory integration space at a local Middle School. The Wooster Daily Record completed a story following the open house of the space to staff.
The difference can be "amazing," reported Amanda Metten, Intervention Specialist, in a student's ability to focus on learning after engaging in sensory experiences in the special room.
The key is for students to find what works for them, which, according to Metten, "they instantly know."
THERAPUTIC ART MAKES AN APPEARANCE AT A LOCAL MIDDLE SCHOOL
In 2014, an after school intervention program was launched to promote the use of art and creativity in problem solving. The Daily Record reported on students honing conflict-resolution strategies while modeling optimism and stamina in this monthly project-based club.
"We chose students we knew were budding artists," Reith said, then enrolled them in a club -- not official art therapy, she clarified -- to teach resilience and conflict resolution, in addition to promoting community service.