Assessment of Young Children with Special Needs A Context-Based Approach

ISBN-10: 0415885698
ISBN-13: 9780415885690
Edition: 2nd 2011 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $40.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 11/9/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

There are many assessment systems available to provide the answers teachers and parents seek regarding the progression of infants, toddlers, and young children. However, simply choosing and administering an assessment instrument or procedure from the wide array of tools available today can be an overwhelming task. Assessment of Young Children with Special Needshelps prepare teachers for the task of evaluating the skills of infants, toddlers, and preschool children with developmental delays and those considered at risk to experience developmental delays or difficulties. A child’s environment is a critical consideration when focusing on assessment, and authors Susan Benner and Joan Grim explore the important issues of family resources, health issues, and domestic violence. Assessment of Young Children with Special Needsconveys a sense of respect for parents, the powerful influence assessment results can and do have in the lives of young children with special needs, and an understanding of the complexity of child development, progression, and measurement. This book sets the tone for important values and beliefs to honor throughout one’s professional life.This fully revised edition addresses recent legislation, updated versions of assessment tools and strategies, and the newest assessment tools that teachers will come across. The popular full-length case studies of the first edition have been updated, and vignettes of other cases are fully integrated across chapters, bringing the text alive with meaning. Assessment of Young Children with Special Needs, Second Editionnow includes expanded discussion on progress monitoring and response to intervention, functional behavioral analysis, pros and cons of norm-referenced testing, web-based gathering tools, ELL students, and screening for autism.Key Features Include:Updated list of web-based further resourcesBeginning of chapter overview with "Objectives" and "Key Terms and Concepts""For Your Consideration" end of chapter questionsActual scoring charts and rating scalesExpanded case studies and vignettes throughout Website with instructional materials such as links to video clips, PowerPoint slides, and suggested activities and discussion questions

Susan Benner is Professor and Department Head of Early Childhood Special Education at University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Assessment in Context: Principles for Practice
Purposes of Assessment
Developing a Framework for context-based assessments
Assessment through Collaboration with Families
Approaches and Techniques Used in Child Assessment
Norm-Referenced Standardized Assessment
Criterion-Referenced and Play-Based Assessment
Assessing Individual Progress through Portfolio and Work Sampling Assessments, Goal Attainment Scaling, and General Outcome Measurement
Functional Behavioral Assessment
Assessment Environments
Context-Based Assessment cases: Infants and Toddlers
Context-Based Assessment Cases: Preschool and Primary-Grade Children

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