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ISBN-10 0132757141ISBN-13 9780132757140
ISBN-10 0132757079ISBN-13 9780132757072
Author(s): Mary E. McLean; Mary Louise Hemmeter; Patricia Snyder
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 464

Written for courses in Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education.

Written by renowned early childhood experts, this new text provides the most essential information, early educators and care providers need to know, about regarding evidence-based practices for the assessment of special needs children, age birth through 5.

The content and application in the text was composed to facilitate the application of research and knowledge to practice. This text provides information about each of the following topics: legal requirements for assessment, recommended practices for assessment, and an overview of recommended practices for implementing developmentally appropriate assessment practices for young children with special needs. Assistance for administrators and teachers in developing an overall plan for assessment is provided, the current measurement models and resulting assessment scores with an overview of measurement models, scores, and characteristics of assessment instruments is given, along with guidance for selecting appropriate assessment instruments. Culturally and linguistically appropriate assessment is identified and discussed, with key strategies for assessing young children who are Dual Language Learners, and for providing culturally appropriate assessment when necessary. Evidence-based strategies for assessing young children with special needs across developmental domains are presented, such as assessing challenging behaviors and assessing the early learning environments, and including current evidence-based practice in assessment to utilize successfully in practice. All of the content is written in a clearly-organized and articulated manner, with a format that will ensure complete understanding of the myriad of skills needed by today’s professionals working with young children with extraordinary needs.