Preschool Assessment Principles and Practices

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Edition: 1st
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2007-04-06
Publisher(s): The Guilford Press
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Comprehensive and user friendly, this ideal professional reference and graduate text provides a developmentally informed framework for assessing 3- to 6-year-olds in accordance with current best practices and IDEA guidelines. The authors are leading clinician-researchers who take the reader step by step through selecting appropriate measures, integrating data from a variety of sources, and using the results to plan and evaluate effective interventions and learning experiences. Coverage encompasses screening and assessment of cognitive, linguistic, emotional, and behavioral difficulties, including mental retardation and autism. Case studies illustrate key facets of assessing diverse children and families; appendices offer concise reviews of over 100 instruments.

Author Biography

Ann E. Boehm is Professor Emerita in the School Psychology Program at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Table of Contents

A Framework for Preschool Assessment
A Multifactor Ecocultural Model of Assessment and the Assessment Process
Technical Concerns
Observation of the Child
Observation of Environments
Screening Practices and Procedures: A Focus on Developmental Screening
Assessment of Early Academic Learning
Family Assessment
Assessment of Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Preschoolers: Increasing Culturally Sensitive Practices
Assessment of Language Development
Cognitive Assessment
Assessment of Mental Retardation
Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Assessment of Emotional Development and Behavior Problems
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