Assessment in Special Education: A Practical Approach / Edition 3

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Taking a uniquely practical approach to the topic of assessment in special education, the authors organize the material into a “real-world story” by having each part and chapter of the text reflect the linear chronology of the assessment process used in schools.

What’s New to the Third Edition?

  • New chapter on response to intervention (RTI) that stresses the increasing importance of multitiered assessment in today’s classrooms (Chapter 17)
  • New information on functional behavioral assessments (FBAs) and behavioral intervention plans (BIPs) (Chapter 11)
  • New information on the various types of speech and language disorders often seen by teachers of special education (Chapter 13)
  • More comprehensive approach to understanding the eligibility requirements necessary for a diagnosis to be made (Chapter 16)
  • Updated and revised content for the discussed areas of disability, including learning disabilities, speech and language disorders, mental retardation or intellectual disabilities, and emotional disturbance

“This is an exceptional text. It is the most useful and most user-friendly assessment text I have found. In fact, no other assessment text I have seen compares to the Pierangelo/Giuliani text. It is truly a practical approach to an otherwise complex topic.”

–Nancy Burton, Concord University

“The methodology of structuring the text to mirror the special education process is a sound teaching practice for undergraduate students.”

–Shirley Fortney, Virginia Wesleyan College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205608355
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 5/28/2008
  • Series: Pearson Custom Education Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 418
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Assessment

Chapter 2. Legal Issues in Assessment

Chapter 3. Methods of Assessment and Testing Considerations

Chapter 4. Basic Statistical Concepts

Chapter 5. Validity and Reliability

Chapter 6. Scoring Terminology Used in Assessment

Chapter 7. The Child Study Team and Prereferral Strategies

Chapter 8. The Multidisciplinary Team and Parental Participation in the Assessment Process

Chapter 9. Assessment of Academic Achievement

Chapter 10. Assessment of Intelligence

Chapter 11. Assessment of Behavior

Chapter 12. Assessment of Perceptual Behaviors

Chapter 13. Assessment of Speech and Language

Chapter 14. Early Childhood Assessment

Chapter 15. Other Areas of Assessment

Chapter 16. Determining Whether a Disability Exists

Chapter 17. Response to Intervention

Chapter 18. Writing a Comprehensive Report in Special Education

Chapter 19. Eligibility Procedures for Special Education Services

Chapter 20. Development of the IEP

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