Assessment in Special Education : A Practical Approach

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-05-04
  • Publisher: Pearson
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&>This text presents a uniquely practical approach to the topic of Assessment in Special Education. The authors organize the material into a "real-world story," by having each part and chapter of the text reflect the linear chronology of the assessment process used in schools. Unlike other books, this text is organized chronologically to present the overall process in a "straight line" a practical and useful pedagogy in itself for the novice teacher. The text provides the practical tools necessary for a new teacher to understand the process of assessment in schools and then learn how to put it all together. It provides future special educators comprehensive coverage of the latest tests and evaluation procedures for all areas of exceptionality for every age group for students with mild, moderate, and severe disabilities. HIGHLIGHTS OF WHAT'S NEW IN THE THIRD EDITION: New chapter onResponse to Intervention (RTI)makes readers aware of the increased importance of multi-tiered assessment in todayrs"s classrooms (see Chapter 17). New information onFunctional Behavioral Assessments (FBA)andBehavior Intervention Plans (BIP)(see Chapter 11). New information on the varioustypes of speech and language disordersoften seen by teachers of Special Education (see Chapter 13). Provides readers witha more comprehensive approach to the eligibility requirementsnecessary for a diagnosis to be made (see Chapter 16). Updated and revised contentfor the discussed areas of disability, includingLearning Disabilities, Speech and Language Disorders, Mental Retardation or Intellectual Disabilities,andEmotional Disturbance

Table of Contents

Introduction to Assessment
Legal Issues in Assessment
Methods of Assessment and Testing Considerations
Basic Statistical Concepts
Validity and Reliability
Scoring Terminology Used in Assessment
The Child Study Team and Prereferral Strategies
The Multidisciplinary Team and Parental Participation in the Assessment Process
Assessment of Academic Achievement
Assessment of Intelligence
Assessment of Behavior
Assessment of Perceptual Behaviors
Assessment of Speech and Language
Early Childhood Assessment
Other Areas of Assessment
Determining Whether a Disability Exists
Response to Intervention
Writing a Comprehensive Report in Special Education
Eligibility Procedures for Special Education Services
Development of the IEP
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