Foundations of Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education

ISBN-10: 013606423X
ISBN-13: 9780136064237
Edition: 2012
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List price: $57.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 7/7/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144

Foundations of Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education gives pre-service and in-service early childhood and special education teachers the tools they need to best meet the needs of all children in their classrooms. Using a clear, accessible approach, the authors present the ideas in a way that is applicable both at home and in the classroom. A variety of formal and informal assessments are described, along with a number of practical skills for working effectively with all children. Real-life case studies help to explain the main ideas of each chapter, and a variety of web links plus current research help readers further explore the topics presented.

Assessing the Needs of Young Children in Early Childhood Special Education
A Focus on Best Practices for Effective Intervention and Development
Foundations of Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education
Introduction to Children with Special Needs
History of Early Childhood Special Education
History of Assessment
Overview of Text
Foundations of Assessment in ECSE
Assessment Approaches and Considerations
Developmental Domains
Using the Text
Conclusion
Legal Issues
Chapter Objectives
Assessing Huan
History of Legislation
The Public Law (P.L. 94-142)
Breakpoint Practice
The Individual with Disabilities Education Act
Structure of the IDEA
Services
Services
Breakpoint Practice
Key Provisions of Part C Services
Interagency Coordinating Councils
Assessment and Eligibility
Natural Environments
Individualized Family Service Plan
Breakpoint Practice
No Child Left Behind and IDEIA
Early Childhood Special Education Assessment and Legal Trends
Breakpoint Practice
Revisiting Huan
Activities
Websites
Key Terms
References
Family Diversity and Assessment
Chapter Objectives
Assessing Sarah
Diversity in America Today
Family Systems Theory
Boundaries
Roles
Rules
Hierarchy
Equilibrium
Breakpoint Practice
Culture Defined
Race and Ethnicity
Gender
Religion
Age
Geography
Income
Language
Contextualizing Culture
Breakpoint Practice
Family Centered Service Delivery
Breakpoint Practice
Knowledge for Developing Cultural Competencies
Breakpoint Practice
Skills for Developing Cultural Competency
Breakpoint Practice
Steps for Self-Reflection
Breakpoint Practice
Revisiting Sarah
Activities
Websites
Key Terms
References
Collaboration
Chapter Objectives
Assessing Michelle
Collaboration
Breakpoint Practice
Team Process
Collaboration Models
Multidisciplinary Approach
Interdisciplinary Approach
Transdisciplinary Approach
Breakpoint Practice
Best Collaboration Practice
Breakpoint Practice
Fostering Collaborative Assessment Relationships
Breakpoint Practice
Effective Communication
Breakpoint Practice
Revisiting Michelle
Activities
Websites
Key Terms
References
Assessment Approaches and Considerations
Technical Aspects of Assessment
Chapter Objectives
Assessing Judy
Norm-Reverenced, Standardized Testing
Application to the Classroom
Reliability
Breakpoint Practice
Reliability Types
Breakpoint Practice
Validity
Validity Types
Breakpoint Practice
Curriculum-Based Measurement and Validity and Reliability
Curriculum-Based Assessment
Breakpoint Practice
Norms and Testing
Breakpoint Practice
Breakpoint Practice
Breakpoint Practice
Breakpoint Practice
Breakpoint Practice
Revisiting Judy
Activities
Websites
Key Terms
References
Assessment Models
Chapter Objectives
Assessing Anna
Alternative Assessment Models
Breakpoint Practice
Performance-Based Assessment
Authentic Assessment
Judgment-Based Assessment
Portfolio Assessment
Breakpoint Practice
Play-Based Assessment
Dynamic Assessment
Revisiting Anna
Activities
Websites
Key Terms
References
Environmental Analysis
Chapter Objectives
Assessing Carlos
Early Childhood Environments
Environmental Analysis
Breakpoint Practice
Environmental Rating Scales
Breakpoint Practice
Functional Behavioral Assessment
Breakpoint Practice
Supporting Assessment Tools
Breakpoint Practice
Environmental Analysis and Curriculum
Special Needs and the Learning Environment
Health and Safety
Families as Partners
Natural Environments
Relationships
Inclusion
Grouping
Scaffolding and Mediation
Embedded Instruction
Positive Behavioral Supports
Breakpoint Practice
Reassessing Carlos
Activities
Websites
Key Terms
References
Observational Assessment
Chapter Objectives
Assessing Athena
Definitions
Rubrics
Breakpoint Practice
Observations
Breakpoint Practice
ABC Procedure
Observational Recording System
Recording Techniques
Breakpoint Practice
Checklists and Rating Scales
Checklists and Rating Scales for Autism
Checklists and Rating Scales for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Checklists and Rating Scales for Atypical Behavior
Checklists and Rating Scales for Environmental Assessments
Breakpoint Practice
Revisiting Athena
Activities
Websites
Key Terms
References
Developmental Domains
Sensory Assessment
Chapter Objectives
Assessing Louie
Vision Assessment
Visual Process
Vision Disorders
Breakpoint Practice
Visual Concerns
Functional Vision Assessment
Breakpoint Practice
Assessment of Visual Motor Skills
Breakpoint Practice
Final Considerations
Hearing Assessment
Physiology of Hearing
Hearing Testing
Types of Hearing Loss
Etiology
Severity
Modes of Communication
Breakpoint Practice
Central Auditory Hearing Loss
Breakpoint Practice
Auditory Processing Tests
Breakpoint Practice
Assistive Technologies
Models of Assistive Technology
Assistive Technology Areas
Breakpoint Practice
Other Considerations
Breakpoint Practice
Sorting it Out
Breakpoint Practice
Failures in Self-Regulation
Breakpoint Practice
Revisiting Louie
Activities
Websites
Key Terms
References
Cognitive and Social-Emotional Assessment
Chapter Objectives
Assessing Joey
Cognition and Social-Emotional Development
Major Theories
Piaget
Breakpoint Practice
Vygotsky
Breakpoint Practice
Multiple Intelligences
Social-Emotional Intelligence
Breakpoint Practice
Assessment of Cognition
Standardized (Norm-Referenced) Assessments
Criterion and Curriculum-Referenced Assessments
Breakpoint Practice
Assessment of Social-Emotional Development
Assessment Tools for Social-Emotional Development
Breakpoint Practice
Assessment Considerations
Breakpoint Practice
Revisiting Joey
Activities
Websites
Key Terms
References
Communication
Chapter Objectives
Assessing Anita
Definitions of Receptive and Expressive Language
Form, Content and Use
Breakpoint Practice
Assessing Language
Screening
Screening Tools
Breakpoint Practice
Comprehensive Assessment
Comprehensive Standardized Assessment Tools
Global Testing
General Language Tests
Receptive Vocabulary
Expressive Vocabulary
Auditory Comprehension and Discrimination
Pragmatic Language
Breakpoint Practice
Criterion and Curriculum Referenced Assessment
Breakpoint Practice
Informal Measures
Language Samples
Dynamic Assessment
Breakpoint Practice
Revisiting Anita
Activities
Key Terms
Websites
References
Motor Development and Adaptive Skills
Chapter Objectives
Assessing Marcus
Motor Development
Gross Motor Development
Reflex Assessment
Breakpoint Practice
Muscle Tone
Breakpoint Practice
Gross Motor Milestones
Fine Motor Development
Breakpoint Practice
Self-help/Adaptive Development
Feeding
Development of Feeding Skills
Breakpoint Practice
Dressing
Grooming
Toileting
Breakpoint Practice
Self-Help Skill Assessments
Revisiting Marcus
Websites
Key Terms
References
NAME Index
SUBJECT Index

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