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Foundations of Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education

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Summary

Foundations of Assessment in Early Childhood Special Educationgives pre-service and in-service early childhood and special education teachers the tools they need to best meet the needs of all children in their classrooms. Using a clear, accessible approach, the authors present the ideas in a way that is applicable both at home and in the classroom. A variety of formal and informal assessments are described, along with a number of practical skills for working effectively with all children. Real-life case studies help to explain the main ideas of each chapter, and a variety of web links plus current research help readers further explore the topics presented.

Author Biography

Dr. Effie Papoutsis Kritikos is a professor in the Department of Special Education at Northeastern Illinois University, where she has taught for ten years. She is multi-certified in various areas of special education, including speech-language pathology. Dr. Kritikos has written, reviewed and presented numerous papers for a multitude of organizations and is the author of the textbook, Special Education Assessment: Issues and Strategies Affecting Today’s Classrooms.

 

Dr. Phyllis LeDosquet is an associate professor in early childhood special education in the Department of Special Education at Northeastern Illinois University where she has coordinated and taught courses in the early childhood special education program for seven years. She has over 20 years experience in the assessment of infants, toddlers, and young children with exceptional learning needs and has provided support to children, families and educators in both home and school environments. 

 

Dr. Mark Melton, LCSW, is an associate professor in the Department of Special Education at Northeastern Illinois University, where he has taught for five years. Dr. Melton has experience as a classroom teacher, school administrator, and clinical supervisor in various special education settings. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Melton maintains a private practice in clinical social work supporting children with behavioral and regulatory challenges and their families.

Table of Contents

Assessing the Needs of Young Children in Early Childhood Special Education:

A Focus on Best Practices for Effective Intervention and Development

 

 

Part I              Foundations of Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education

 

Chapter One: Introduction to Children with Special Needs

History of Early Childhood Special Education

History of Assessment

Overview of Text

        Part I: Foundations of Assessment in ECSE

        Part II: Assessment Approaches and Considerations

        Part III: Developmental Domains

Using the Text

Conclusion

 

Chapter Two:  Legal Issues

Chapter Objectives

Assessing Huan

History of Legislation

        The Public Law (P.L. 94-142)                                                     

Breakpoint Practice

The Individual with Disabilities Education Act

        Structure of the IDEA

        Part B Services                                                 

        Part C Services                                                 

Breakpoint Practice

Key Provisions of Part C Services

        Interagency Coordinating Councils

        Assessment and Eligibility

        Natural Environments

        Individualized Family Service Plan

Breakpoint Practice

No Child Left Behind and IDEIA

Early Childhood Special Education Assessment and Legal Trends

Breakpoint Practice

Revisiting Huan

Activities

Websites

Key Terms

References

 

Chapter Three:  Family Diversity and Assessment

Chapter Objectives

Assessing Sarah

Diversity in America Today

Family Systems Theory

        Boundaries

        Roles

        Rules

        Hierarchy

        Equilibrium

Breakpoint Practice

Culture Defined

        Race and Ethnicity

        Gender

        Religion

        Age

        Geography

        Income

        Language

        Contextualizing Culture

Breakpoint Practice

Family Centered Service Delivery

Breakpoint Practice

Knowledge for Developing Cultural Competencies

Breakpoint Practice

Skills for Developing Cultural Competency

Breakpoint Practice

Steps for Self-Reflection

Breakpoint Practice

Revisiting Sarah

Activities

Websites

Key Terms

References

 

Chapter Four:  Collaboration

                                   

Chapter Objectives

Assessing Michelle

Collaboration                

Breakpoint Practice      

        Team Process

Collaboration Models

        Multidisciplinary Approach

        Interdisciplinary Approach

        Transdisciplinary Approach

Breakpoint Practice

Best Collaboration Practice

Breakpoint Practice

        Fostering Collaborative Assessment Relationships

Breakpoint Practice

        Effective Communication

Breakpoint Practice

Revisiting Michelle

Activities          

Websites

Key Terms

References

 

Part II             Assessment Approaches and Considerations

                       

Chapter Five:  Technical Aspects of Assessment

 

Chapter Objectives

Assessing Judy

Norm-Reverenced, Standardized Testing

        Application to the Classroom

Reliability

Breakpoint Practice      

        Reliability Types

Breakpoint Practice

Validity

        Validity Types   

Breakpoint Practice                  

Curriculum-Based Measurement and Validity and Reliability

Curriculum-Based Assessment

Breakpoint Practice                  

        Norms and Testing

Breakpoint Practice

Breakpoint Practice

Breakpoint Practice

Breakpoint Practice

Breakpoint Practice

Revisiting Judy

Activities

Websites

Key Terms

References

 

Chapter Six:  Assessment Models

                                   

Chapter Objectives

Assessing Anna

Alternative Assessment Models

Breakpoint Practice      

        Performance-Based Assessment

        Authentic Assessment

        Judgment-Based Assessment

        Portfolio Assessment

Breakpoint Practice

        Play-Based Assessment

        Dynamic Assessment

Revisiting Anna

Activities

Websites

Key Terms

References

 

Chapter Seven: Environmental Analysis

                                   

Chapter Objectives

Assessing Carlos

Early Childhood Environments

        Environmental Analysis

Breakpoint Practice

Environmental Rating Scales

Breakpoint Practice

Functional Behavioral Assessment

Breakpoint Practice

Supporting Assessment Tools

Breakpoint Practice

Environmental Analysis and Curriculum

        Special Needs and the Learning Environment

        Health and Safety

        Families as Partners

        Natural Environments

        Relationships

        Inclusion

        Grouping

        Scaffolding and Mediation

        Embedded Instruction

        Positive Behavioral Supports

Breakpoint Practice

Reassessing Carlos

Activities

Websites

Key Terms

References                   

 

Chapter Eight: Observational Assessment

Chapter Objectives

Assessing Athena

Definitions

        Rubrics

Breakpoint Practice

        Observations

Breakpoint Practice

ABC Procedure

Observational Recording System

            Recording Techniques   

Breakpoint Practice

Checklists and Rating Scales

        Checklists and Rating Scales for Autism

        Checklists and Rating Scales for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

        Checklists and Rating Scales for Atypical Behavior

        Checklists and Rating Scales for Environmental Assessments

Breakpoint Practice

Revisiting Athena

Activities

Websites

Key Terms                               

References

                       

 

Part III            Developmental Domains

                       

Chapter Nine:  Sensory Assessment

                                   

Chapter Objectives

Assessing Louie           

Vision Assessment

        Visual Process

        Vision Disorders

Breakpoint Practice

        Visual Concerns

        Functional Vision Assessment

Breakpoint Practice

        Assessment of Visual Motor Skills

Breakpoint Practice

        Final Considerations                              

Hearing Assessment

        Physiology of Hearing

        Hearing Testing

        Types of Hearing Loss

        Etiology

        Severity

        Modes of Communication

Breakpoint Practice

        Central Auditory Hearing Loss

Breakpoint Practice

        Auditory Processing Tests

Breakpoint Practice

Assistive Technologies              

        Models of Assistive Technology

        Assistive Technology Areas

Breakpoint Practice

Other Considerations

Breakpoint Practice

        Sorting it Out

Breakpoint Practice

        Failures in Self-Regulation

Breakpoint Practice

Revisiting Louie

Activities

Websites

Key Terms

References       

 

Chapter Ten: Cognitive and Social-Emotional Assessment

                                   

Chapter Objectives

Assessing Joey

Cognition and Social-Emotional Development      

Major Theories

        Piaget

Breakpoint Practice                  

        Vygotsky

Breakpoint Practice

        Multiple Intelligences

          Social-Emotional Intelligence

Breakpoint Practice

Assessment of Cognition

        Standardized (Norm-Referenced) Assessments

        Criterion and Curriculum-Referenced Assessments

Breakpoint Practice

Assessment of Social-Emotional Development

        Assessment Tools for Social-Emotional Development

Breakpoint Practice

Assessment Considerations

Breakpoint Practice

Revisiting Joey

Activities

Websites

Key Terms                                                                               

References

 

Chapter Eleven: Communication

Chapter Objectives

Assessing Anita           

Definitions of Receptive and Expressive Language

        Form, Content and Use

Breakpoint Practice

Assessing Language

        Screening

        Screening Tools

Breakpoint Practice

Comprehensive Assessment

        Comprehensive Standardized Assessment Tools

        Global Testing

        General Language Tests

        Receptive Vocabulary

        Expressive Vocabulary

        Auditory Comprehension and Discrimination

        Pragmatic Language

Breakpoint Practice

Criterion and Curriculum Referenced Assessment

Breakpoint Practice                                          

Informal Measures

        Language Samples

        Dynamic Assessment

Breakpoint Practice

Revisiting Anita

Activities

Key Terms

Websites

References

 

Chapter Twelve:  Motor Development and Adaptive Skills

Chapter Objectives

Assessing Marcus

Motor Development       

Gross Motor Development

        Reflex Assessment

Breakpoint Practice

        Muscle Tone

Breakpoint Practice

        Gross Motor Milestones

Fine Motor Development

Breakpoint Practice

Self-help/Adaptive Development

        Feeding

        Development of Feeding Skills

Breakpoint Practice

        Dressing

        Grooming

        Toileting

Breakpoint Practice

        Self-Help Skill Assessments

Revisiting Marcus

Websites

Key Terms

 

References

 

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