Assessing Infants and Preschoolers with Special Needs / Edition 2

Assessing Infants and Preschoolers with Special Needs / Edition 2

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Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

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Assessing Infants and Preschoolers with Special Needs / Edition 2

A unique book focusing on assessment for the purpose of planning effective intervention programs, this book carefully and thoroughly examines assessment issues, considerations, and procedures that can help pinpoint intervention needs, and thus lead to more effective service. It presents fundamentals common to all assessment, as well as those specific to the assessment of young children. A focus on assessment of family concerns, resources, and priorities presents the latest information on strategies for complying with resent legislative mandates. Emphasis throughout on family-centered assessment and assessment in natural environments, rather than solely in clinical settings, that reflects current thinking about inclusion (i.e.: infant cognitive development, preschool cognitive skills, motor skills, communication skills, social interaction skills, play skills, and self-care skills). For early childhood special educators and other professionals who work with infants and preschoolers.

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ISBN-13: 9780023793943
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date: 01/25/1996
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 580
Product dimensions: 7.98(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Assessment and Its Importance in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education.
2. Tests and Test Development.
3. Procedural Considerations in Assessing Infants and Preschoolers with Disabilities.
4. Ensuring Cultural Competence in Assessment.
5. Child Find, Screening and Tracking.
6. Screening and Assessment of Sensory Functions.
7. Neurobehavioral Assessment of the Newborn Infant.
8. Assessing Family Resources, Priorities, and Concerns.
9. Assessing Environments.
10. Assessing Cognitive Development.
11. Assessing Motor Skills.
12. Assessing Communication Skills.
13. Assessing Social Performance.
14. Assessing Play Skills.
15. Assessing Adaptive Behavior.
16. Using Assessment Information to Plan Intervention Programs.
17. Monitoring Child Progress.

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