Andrew Shanock

Professor of School Psychology

Degrees

Ph.D.School PyschologyTemple University
MS. Ed. Counseling ServicesUniversity of Pennsylvania
B.A,PsychologySUNY Albany

Professional Experience

Dr. Shanock has been teaching at The College of Saint Rose since 2005 and is the chair of the School Psychology/Educational Psychology Department. He specializes in cognitive and academic assessment.

He brings to the classroom his years of experience as a school psychologist in public, parochial, and charter schools within urban, suburban, and rural districts.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Shanock’s primary interest is the continued development and understanding of contemporary assessment techniques including the Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) Cross Battery. He promotes an awareness of what cognitive abilities tests actually measure and how cultural and linguistic loadings can impact performance and interpretation. He consults with districts and educational professional groups regarding policy and procedural issues the implementation of Response to Intervention (RtI) and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) models.

Dr. Shanock also collaborates with educational leadership teams in the development of Instructional Support
meetings.

Research/Creative Works

School District Presentations

“Response to Intervention – Implementation and Considerations”

  • Ballston Spa Central School District
  • Stillwater Central School District
  • Albany Central School District
  • Niskayuna School District
  • Albany Archdiocese Schools
  • Cambridge Central School District
  • Corinth Central School District
  • North Colonie School District
  • East Ramapo Central School District
  • Jericho Central School District
  • South Colonie Central School District
  • Saratoga Central School District
  • Schoharie Central School District
  • Johnstown Central School District
  • Salmon River Central School District
  • Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES
  • Coxsackie-Athens Central School District
  • Perth Central School District
  • Ravena Coeymans Central School District

“CHC Cross Battery Assessment”

  • Albany Central School District
  • Saratoga Central School District
  • Ravena Coeymans Central School District
  • Utica City Schools
  • Dearborn Central School District (MI)
  • West Springfield Central School District (MA)
  • Shenendehowa Central School District
  • Oswego Central School District
  • Yorktown Central School District (VA)
  • Troup County School District (GA) –
    • School Psychologists and Speech Language Pathologists
  • Riverside Unified Central School District (CA)
    • School Psychologists and Speech Language Pathologists

“Instructional Support Teams – The Backbone of RtI”

  • Albany Central School District
  • Ballston Spa Central School District
  • Johnstown Central School District
  • Jericho Central School District
  • Saratoga Central School District
  • Schoharie Central School District

Conference Presentations

“Unifying Assessment Data Gathered by School Psychologists and Speech Pathologists”

  • Public Schools of North Carolina, 63rd Exceptional Children Conference, 2013
    (Featured Speaker)
  • National Association of School Psychologists Summer Conference, 2015 & 2016
    (Featured Speaker)
  • Indiana Association of School Psychologists, 2016
  • National Association of School Psychologists, 2010, 2015, 2016
  • New York Association of School Psychologists, 2009, 2014
  • California Association of School Psychologists, 2013
  • Arizona Department of Education-Directors Institute, 2016
  • North Carolina School Psychologists – Greensboro Chapter, 2013
  • NY Association of School Psychologists- Chapter Event, Marist College, 2015
  • American Speech Language Hearing Association, 2012
  • American Speech Language Hearing Association, 2015 (Featured Speaker)
  • North Carolina Speech Language Hearing Association, 2012, 2013
  • New York State Speech Language Hearing Association, 2010
  • New Jersey Speech Language Hearing Association, 2012
  • Capital Area Speech Language and Hearing Association, 2016
  • Georgia Organization of School Based Speech Language Pathologists, 2016
  • Hawaii Speech Language Hearing Association, 2014
  • Florida Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists, 2014 & 2015
    (Featured Speaker)
  • South Carolina Speech Language Hearing Association, 2016

“Leading Instructional Support Teams to Positively Impact Students”

  • Illinois School Psychology Association, 2016
  • Georgia Organization of School Based Speech Language Pathologists, 2016
  • South Carolina Speech Language Hearing Association, 2016
  • New York State Middle School Association, 2016 (Two Day Summer Workshop)
  • National Association of School Psychologists Summer Conference, 2016 (Featured Speaker)

“Speech-Language Pathologists and School Psychologists: Working Together to Enhance Preschool Programming”

  • ASHA Online Conference ‘Collaboration for Preschool Language and Literacy, 2016
    With Dominick Fortugno
  • “Creating a Developmentally Appropriate Model of Response to Intervention for Preschool Programs”
  • JMT Technical Assistance Conference, 2008
  • Capital District Child Care Council, 2007

 

“Cultural and Linguistic Loading in Cognitive Assessment”
Hispanic Education Forum New York State United Teachers, 2007

“Contemporary Assessment Methods: Unifying RtI & CHC”

  • NYASP Chapter J – Syracuse, 2012
  • Utica School Psychologists Consortium, 2008
  • New York Association of School Psychologists, 2006

“Impact of Working Memory upon Academic Performance”
National Association of School Psychologists, 2010

“Understanding the WIAT-III Writing Sample Workbook”

  • National Association of School Psychologists, 2013 & 2015
  • New York Association of School Psychologists, 2012 & 2014

“Factors Impacting Candidate Choice of School Psychology Programs”

  • New York Association of School Psychologists, 2011
  • Trainers of School Psychologists, 2012

 

“Executive Functioning: The hidden learning disability”

  • New York Association of School Psychologists, 2010
  • National Association of School Psychologists, 2012
  • International School Psychology Association (Montreal), 2012
  • California Association of School Psychologists, 2012

“Executive Functioning and Autism”
Family Resource Network, Oneonta NY, 2015

Other projects

Contributor
Agora: The Marketplace of Ideas – best practices video relating to comprehensive assessment and response to intervention (RTI) in identifying SLD, as well as information to help understand IDEA and the recently issued regulations. Leaders in the field provided commentary and information on how to better understand SLD identification procedures.

Meeting of the Minds: Best practice in the identification of learning disabilities – member of an interdisciplinary coalition of professional researchers and practitioners that is operationalizing the Learning Disabilities of America’s White Paper on learning disabilities into a national model school district policy.

CNYSEA-NYASP Working Group – The Council of New York Special Educator
Administrators and the New York Association of School Psychologists are working together to operationalize the determination of learning disabilities in New York.