Assessment of Children and Youth with Special Needs, Pearson eText with Loose-Leaf Version -- Access Card Package

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 4/28/2014
  • Publisher: Pearson

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This highly respected text focuses on current assessment issues and procedures that every special educator needs to know. The author’s integrated approach emphasizes in-class assessment approaches as well as more formal measures and instruments. Throughout they provide numerous practical examples of how the techniques and procedures can be used in the classroom. Included are practical, ready-to-used materials integrated within instruction delivery methods; relevant case studies; and examinations of current assessment topics in every chapter. This new Fifth Edition features an expanded discussion of classroom assessment and the assessment cycle; an expanded discussion of Response to Intervention (RTI); new sections on how to use assessment effectively with students with behavior problems and how to collaborate effectively with speech and language specialists; updated descriptions of formal, standardized texts and measures; interactive features embedded into examples and mini-cases throughout; and Web links embedded into the text to further engage readers with the material.



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Author Biography

Dr. Loraine J. Spenciner is a Professor of Special Education and Chairperson of the Division of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services at the University of Maine Farmington. Before becoming a university professor, Loraine was a classroom teacher and later a statewide consultant in special education and early childhood special education. She has conducted numerous workshops and consulted in schools in the United States, in Russia, and in Southeast Asia including Singapore, Indonesia, and China.


Currently Loraine teaches assessment courses for undergraduate and graduate special education majors. She consults with school districts and early childhood services. She conducts trainings for parents and school personnel on a variety of topics including classroom assessment, observations, universal design, and assistive technology. She is passionate about her work with teachers today and with students who wish to be our teachers of tomorrow. 


Dr. Libby G. Cohen is Professor Emerita at the University of Southern Maine. She is passionate about supporting teachers and educating children and youth with disabilities. Dr. Cohen has taught in the U.S. and many countries, worldwide. She has authored and co-authored numerous articles and publications and been on the editorial board of several journals.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Understanding Assessment

Chapter 2: Response to Intervention

Chapter 3: Assessment Framework

Chapter 4: Involving Families

Chapter 5: Reliability and Validity

Chapter 6: Developing Technical Skills

Chapter 7: Test Interpretation and Report Writing

Chapter 8: Observing, Interviewing, and Conferencing

Chapter 9: Behavior

Chapter 10: Achievement: Overall Performance

Chapter 11: Reading

Chapter 12: Written Language

Chapter 13: Oral Language

Chapter 14: Mathematics

Chapter 15: Performance-Based, Authentic, and Portfolio Assessments

Chapter 16: Intelligence

Chapter 17: Young Children

Chapter 18: Youth in Transition


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