Walter Howe is a Sydney based Educational and Developmental Psychologist and is the Director of Psychological Assessments Australia (PAA), a publisher and distributor of psychological and educational assessments and intervention materials. He worked as a secondary teacher and school counsellor in NSW before becoming involved in publishing in 1988. He has managed Australian standardisation studies for many widely used assessments, including the Woodcock Johnson test batteries and the York Assessment of Reading for Comprehension (YARC).
He has been involved with adaptive assessment since 1988. In 2015, he managed the Australian “translation” of MindPlay, a US online remedial reading program and is currently working to develop an online, adaptive mathematics program for gifted and talented primary school students.
He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society’s College of Educational & Developmental Psychologists, the American Psychological Association and the National Association of School Psychologists (USA). He is a regular presenter at professional conferences on topics ranging from dyslexia to emotional intelligence.