ERIC Number: ED493740
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Preschool Assessment. Principles and Practices
Brassard, Marla R.; Boehm, Ann E.
Comprehensive and user-friendly, this ideal graduate text and professional reference provides a developmentally informed framework for assessing 3- to 6-year-olds in accordance with current best practices and IDEA guidelines. The authors are leading clinician-researchers who take the reader step by step through selecting appropriate measures, integrating data from a variety of sources, and using the results to plan and evaluate effective interventions and learning experiences. Coverage encompasses screening and assessment of cognitive, linguistic, and emotional and behavioral difficulties, including mental retardation and autism. Case studies illustrate key facets of assessing diverse children and families; appendices offer concise reviews of over 100 instruments. The volume will serve as a core text in graduate-level courses in preschool and early childhood assessment and early childhood special education. The contents of this book include: (1) A Framework for Preschool Assessment; (2) A Multifactor Ecocultural Model of Assessment and the Assessment Process; (3) Technical Concerns; (4) Observation of the Child; (5) Observation of Environments; (6) Screening Practices and Procedures: A Focus on Developmental Screening; (7) Assessment of Early Academic Learning; (8) Family Assessment; (9) Assessment of Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Preschoolers: Increasing Culturally Sensitive Practices; (10) Assessment of Language Development; (11) Cognitive Assessment, (Susan Vig and Michelle Sanders); (12) Assessment of Mental Retardation (Susan Vig and Michelle Sanders); (13) Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders; and (14) Assessment of Emotional Development and Behavior Problems.
Descriptors: Autism, Children, Developmental Delays, Disabilities, Intervention, Kindergarten, Language Acquisition, Measures (Individuals), Observation, Preschool Children, Special Education, Student Evaluation, Mental Retardation, Federal Legislation, Behavior Problems, Case Studies, Emotional Problems, Language Impairments, Evaluation Methods, Screening Tests, Cultural Differences, Second Language Learning, Family (Sociological Unit)
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