ERIC Number: ED252986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Decision Models to Assist in Assessment Procedures for Bilingual Exceptional Children.
Holtzman, Wayne H., Jr.; Mendoza, Patricia
The reasons for overrepresentation of Hispanic children in the learning disability service category are examined, and two assessment models designed to accommodate the needs of limited English proficient (LEP) and bilingual exceptional children are analyzed. The first model, a modification of J. Tucker's model, proposes parent consultation at every stage of the assessment process and relies on a variety of different types of data from different sources. P. Mendoza's Coordinated Service Delivery Model is also described, and its advantages are noted to include delineation of procedural safeguards at the preassessment stage to validate referral of culturally/linguistically different students or LEP students. This model emphasizes determination of specific levels of language proficiency through a comprehensive language assessment. It is suggested that an integration of two models holds the most promise. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (92nd, Toronto, Canada, August 24-28, 1984).