ERIC Number: ED251780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Evaluation of Severely Handicapped Children: Strategies and Techniques.
Forcade, Michael C.
This paper discusses strategies for the evaluation of severely handicapped students. The shortcomings of standardized assessment techniques are reviewed, and the appropriateness of normative comparison and the developmental model with this population is discussed. The role of the school psychologist in student assessment is described, and the need for specific and immediate changes in evaluation practices is emphasized. The usefulness of family interviews and behavioral observation techniques are discussed in a proposed model which includes the adaptive use of traditional tests. The importance of service delivery related to educational outcomes is also discussed, suggesting an expanded role for the school psychologist as consultant. (JAC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Based on a presentation at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists (16th, Philadelphia, PA, April 18-21, 1984).