ERIC Number: ED300982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Assessment of Chinese Speaking Limited English Proficient Students with Special Needs.
Tinloy, Marion; And Others
This training manual is designed to improve understanding of Chinese American children, their families, and the issues surrounding the assessment process, to assist educators in creating a more appropriate assessment and learning environment for the limited English speaking Chinese American child. Three training modules are included; each module contains an introduction, objectives and outcomes, and the training text which outlines concepts and suggests workshop activities and group discussion topics. "Understanding Chinese Culture" addresses Chinese cultural values and child-rearing practices, adjustment to American school systems, and suggestions for interviewing Chinese American parents as part of the assessment process. "Assessing Language Skills of Limited English Proficient (LEP) Chinese American Students" covers assessment problems, assessing functional English and Chinese language skills, recognizing second language production errors, clues to language disorders in LEP Chinese-speaking children, and adapting speech and language procedures and instruments. An appendix to this section deals with Chinese language characteristics, comparison of English and Chinese speech sound systems, and features of second language acquisition. "Psychoeducational Assessment of the Limited English Proficient Chinese American Child" explores basic concerns in assessment, selection and modification of assessment instruments, observation techniques and approaches, and writing the psychoeducational report. Master copies of handouts are included. (JDD)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Chinese, Chinese Americans, Communication Disorders, Cultural Differences, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Inservice Teacher Education, Language Skills, Limited English Speaking, Second Language Learning, Student Evaluation, Training, Values
Resources in Special Education, 650 University Ave., Room 201, Sacramento, CA 05825 ($25.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.