ERIC Number: EJ828978
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Play-Based Neuropsychological Assessment of Toddlers
Dykeman, Bruce F.
Journal of Instructional Psychology, v35 n4 p405-408 Dec 2008
Standardized psychological assessment provides a precise yet limited view of the neuropsychological status of preschool toddlers, whose brain functioning is only beginning to develop localized functioning. Yet, referrals for preschool evaluation of these early-age children often request a wide variety of information about brain-behavior relationships, i.e., cognition, attention, object permanence-memory, pre-language and language skills, visual-spatial perception, executive functioning as well as pre-academic skills. A play-based model of assessment provides a promising method of assessing the neuropsychological status of toddlers referred for preschool evaluation of their special needs.
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Toddlers, Preschool Evaluation, Psychological Evaluation, Neurological Organization, Preschool Children, Play, Models, Brain, Needs Assessment, Special Needs Students, Object Permanence, Spatial Ability, Language Skills
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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