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Assessment in Special Education

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ISBN-10: 0205416438

ISBN-13: 9780205416431

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: George Giuliani, Roger Pierangelo

List price: $102.00
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This text presents a uniquely practical approach to the topic of Assessment in Special Education.The authors organize the material into a ldquo;real-world story,rdquo; by having each part and chapter of the book reflect the linear chronology of the assessment process used in schools. Unlike other books, this book is organized chronologically to present the overall process in a ldquo;straight linerdquo; - a practical and useful pedagogy in itself for the novice teacher. The text provides the practical tools necessary for a new teacher to understand the process of assessment in schools and then learn how to put it all together. It provides future special educators comprehensive coverage of the latest tests and evaluation procedures for all areas of exceptionality - for every age group - for students with mild, moderate and severe disabilities.
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Book details

List price: $102.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

George Giuliani is a full-time assistant professor at Hofstra University's School of Education and Allied Health and Human Services, in the Department of Counseling, Research, Special Education, and Rehabilitation. Dr. Giuliani earned his BA from the College of the Holy Cross; MS from St. John's University; JD from City University Law School; and PsyD from Rutgers University, The Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. He earned Board Certification as a Diplomate Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychology and Forensic Psychology from the International College of Professional Psychology. Dr. Giuliani is also a New York State licensed psychologist, certified school psychologist, and has an extensive private practice focusing on children with special needs. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, New York State Psychological Association, the National Association of School Psychologists, Suffolk County Psychological Association, Psi Chi, American Association of University Professors, and the Council for Exceptional Children. Dr. Giuliani is the Executive Director of the National Association of Special Education Professionals, President of the National Association of Parents with Children in Special Education (NAPCSE), Vice President of the National Association of Special Education Teachers, and an educational consultant for various school districts. He has provided numerous workshops for parents and teachers on a variety of special education and psychological topics. Dr. Giuliani is the co-author of The Special Educator's Complete Guide to 109 Diagnostic Tests, The Educator's Diagnostic Manual (pub. date 2005) and 301 Tests for Special Educators (pub. date 2005) published by Jossey Bass; the co-author of Assessment in Special Education: A Practical Approach; Transition Services in Special Education: A Practical Approach; and Learning Disabilities: A Practical Approach to Foundations, Diagnosis, Assessment, and Teaching (pub. date 2005), published by Allyn and Bacon; co-author of Why Your Students Do What They Do-and What to Do When They Do It-Grades K-5; Why Your Students Do What They Do-and What to Do When They Do It-Grades 6-12; Creating Confident Children in the Classroom: The Use of Positive Restructuring, and What Every Teacher Should Know about Students with Special Needs, published by Research Press; and soon to be published works by Corwin Press including Working with Parents in Special Education, The Special Educator's Survival Guide to Assistive Technology, and The Step-by-Step Series for Special Educators.

FOundational Concepts In Assessment In Special Education
Introduction to Assessment
Overview of Assessment
Purpose of Assessment
Individuals Involved in the Assessment Process
Classifications under IDEA
How Students Are Identified for Assessment
Parental Consent and the Assessment Process
Components of a Comprehensive Assessment
Legal Issues in Assessment
Landmark Court Cases in Special Education
The History of Federal Legislation for Individuals with Disabilities
Methods of Assessment and Testing Considerations
Assessment and Testing Considerations
Informal Assessment
Testing Considerations
Basic Statistical Concepts
Scales of Measurement
Measures of Central Tendency
Frequency Distribution
Standard Deviation
Normal Curve
Skewed Distributions
Validity and Reliability
Scoring Terminology Used in Assessment
Calculation of Age
Raw Scores
Percentile Ranks (Percentiles)
Standard Scores
z Scores
T Scores
Comparing z Scores, T Scores, and Stanines
Scaled Scores
Age Equivalent Scores
Grade Equivalent Scores
The Special Education Process
The Child Study Team and Prereferral Strategies
The Child Study Team
Recommendations by the Child Study Teamndash;Prereferral Strategies
The Multidisciplinary Team and Parental Participation in the Assessment Process
Purpose of The Multidisciplinary Team
Membership of the Multidisciplinary Team
Formal Referral for a Suspected Disability
Assessment Plansndash;Consent for Evaluation
Assessment Options of the Multidisciplinary Team
Parental Participation in the Assessment Process
Assessment of Academic Achievement
Achievement Tests
Reading Assessment Measures
Written Expression
Tests of Written Language
Assessment of Mathematical Abilities
Comprehensive Tests of academic Achievement
Assessment of Intelligence
Measures of Intellectual Abilityndash;The Wechsler Scales
Other Measures of Intelligence
Assessment of Behavior
Assessing Problem Behavior
Understanding a Studentrsquo;s Behavior During Assessment
Assessing Emotional and Social Development
Assessment of Adaptive Behavior
Functional Behavioral Assessment and Behavioral Intervention Plans
Assessment of Perceptual Abilities
The Learning Process
The Purpose of Perceptual Evaluations
Visual Perception
Auditory Perception
Comprehensive Measures of Perceptual Abilities
Assessment of Speech and Language
Speech and Language
Types of Speech and Language Disorders
Assessment Measures of Speech and Language
Early Childhood Assessment
Early Childhood Assessment
Legal Foundations for Assessment Procedures
The Challenge of Early Childhood Assessment
The Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
Working with the Family in Early Childhood Assessment
Early Childhood Assessment measures
Other Areas of Assessment
Assessment of Hearing
Assessment Measures of Hearing