Partners in Play: Assessing Infants and Toddlers in Natural Contexts / Edition 1

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Partners in Play: Assessing Infants and Toddlers in Natural Contexts is a text that has been written for students taking courses in Assessment and Early Childhood Special Education, as well as professionals in the field who work with families and young children, birth to age three. The text includes specific instructions for observing, administrating, scoring, and interpreting results of assessment, as well as two extensive illustrations from the field. In addition, the text includes a new criterion-referenced instrument used to identify infants and toddlers, birth through age three, who may be eligible for early intervention services. Partners in Play is a core assessment that has generated central information to the development of the Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP). The assessment is appropriate for evaluating infants and toddlers with a wide range of actual and suspected delays and abilities including children with environmental risk factors, children born prematurely, children with Pervasive Developmental Disorders, and youngsters with other neurological and/or developmental problems. Benefits: Assessment has a flexible format for evaluating infants and toddlers, and discusses adaptations that can be used Includes a section of discussion about adapting assessments for families of diverse cultures Major emphasis is placed on the inclusion of families in the evaluation process Includes two extensive illustrations from the field exemplifying use of the instrument

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There is a genuine need for a play-based, developmentally sound assessment such as this, one that can be used by teams including parents and providers, without intensive training."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418030766
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/5/2006
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 10.70 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Gail Ensher, Ed.D has a background in early childhood education and is currently a professor of Early Childhood Special Education at Syracuse University. She's spent more than 30 years coordinating the master's program in ECSE at Syracuse.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Assessing Young Children within the Family Context Chapter 2: Different Learning Styles: Individualizing Assessment Strategies Chapter 3: Partners in Play: An Infant-Toddler Assessment for Natural Environments Chapter 4: A Manual for Observing, Recording, and Administering the PIP Assessment Chapter 5: Interpreting the PIP Assessment

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