Basic Skills Checklists: Teacher-Friendly Assessment for Students with Autism or Special Needs

Overview

Basic Skills Checklists is an easy-to-use, informal assessment tool that brings method to the madness of classroom assessment. It focuses on pre-academic, readiness, and academic skills expected from learners in the early elementary years. Author and experienced teacher Marlene Breitenbach developed these helpful checklists in special-needs and inclusive classrooms while serving children with autism and other developmental disabilities.

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Overview

Basic Skills Checklists is an easy-to-use, informal assessment tool that brings method to the madness of classroom assessment. It focuses on pre-academic, readiness, and academic skills expected from learners in the early elementary years. Author and experienced teacher Marlene Breitenbach developed these helpful checklists in special-needs and inclusive classrooms while serving children with autism and other developmental disabilities.

The checklists have been used by resource teachers, special educators, mainstream teachers, and paraprofessionals. Simple, customizable charts make it easy to record children’s progress in skill areas such as basic concepts, reading/language, math, fine motor, and independence. This flexible tool is great for one-on-one or group assessment!

These checklists will help educators:

  • Identify current skills and problem areas
  • Develop appropriate, realistic learning objectives
  • Create individualized programs
  • Monitor and measure progress over time
  • Keep clear records for the IEP team and future teachers
  • Assess over 40 different skills!

Helpful sections include:

  • Administrattion
  • Checklists
  • Basic Concepts
  • Reading and Language Arts
  • Math
  • Fine Motor
  • Independence
  • Parent Checklists

 

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The checklist is an excellent starting point when you begin with a new student ... it is a resource that one can refer back to throughout the year."
Tanya Jenkins "First Grade Teacher"

“I love this book! We have given it to all our schools in District 2.”
Donna Legacy, Resource Support Teacher
 

“Marlene is a gifted teacher…I am grateful for this book and use it regularly.”
Wendy Hamill, Resource Teacher for Autism
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932565751
  • Publisher: Future Horizons, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2008
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Pages: 53
  • Sales rank: 648,732
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Marlene Breitenbach, M.S.Ed., BCBA is a special educator and consultant with over 25 years of experience teaching children with autism and severe disabilities. She is currently Special Education Autism Coordinator at the Department of Education in Price Edward Island, Canada, where she provides academic/behavioral assessment and individualized program support for students in inclusive settings. Marlene also conducts staff training and was an invited member of the Consensus Panel selected by the New York State Department of Heath.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

DESCRIPTION

ADMINISTRATION
Individual and Group Administration
Checklist Selection
Materials Selection
Task Presentation
Scoring
Reviewing Results

CHECKLISTS

BASIC CONCEPTS
Identical Matching
Non-identical Matching
Sorting I
Sorting II
Colors
Shapes
Body Parts I
Body Parts II
Categories
Sequencing
Opposites
Prepositions

READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS
Alphabet Skills I
Alphabet Skills II
Community Signs
Dictionary Skills
Capitalization and Punctuation

MATH
Number Concepts
Addition
Subtraction
Calendar
Time
Money
Measurement

FINE MOTOR
Functional Hand Skills
Manipulative Play
Clothing Management I
Clothing Management II
Art I
Art II
Pre-Writing
Writing
Clerical I
Clerical II

INDEPENDENCE
School Skills I
School Skills II
School Skills III
Schedule Use
Work Skills
Home-School Jobs

PARENT CHECKLISTS
Eating - Food Preparation
Grooming
Dressing I
Dressing II
Toileting
Domestic Tasks I

APPENDIX

 

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