Special Educator's Complete Guide to 109 Diagnostic Tests

9780130293381: Special Educator's Complete Guide to 109 Diagnostic Tests

Appropriate as a supplement in any Special Education course. The Special Educator's Complete Guide to 109 Diagnostic Tests has been developed to provide any individual involved in the special education process with a comprehensive overview of the most frequently used tests for diagnosing suspected disabilities-including intelligence, perception and language to achievement, psycho/social behavior and social maturity-from the early childhood years to adolescence. This practical text addresses the needs of the special education teacher as a diagnostician by including information on what scores mean and how to utilize their results.

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You'll find detailed information on the make-up and purpose of each of 109 different tests, including subtests, scoring, diagnostic patterns if any, and specific strengths and weaknesses, all conveniently organized into the following sections:

  • Wechsler Scales of Intelligence. This section covers the three most commonly used individual intelligence tests in education, which measure a variety of intellectual areas and compute a Verbal, Performance and Full-Scale IQ.
  • Intellectual Assessment Measures. Nine different tests measuring skills such as perceptual organization, processing speed, and long and short term memory skills are described here, including the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale, Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, Columbia Mental Maturity Scales, Slosson Intelligence Test-Revised, and five others.
  • Achievement Assessment Measures. 31 measures of reading, spelling, writing, and math achievement are covered, including tests such as the Gray Oral Reading Test-3, Test of Written Language-2, Diagnostic Word Patterns, Key Math-R, and Wide Range Achievement-3.
  • Perceptual Measures. The 14 tests in this section help diagnose process and modality strengths and weaknesses and include measures like the Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test, Test of Auditory Perceptual Skills-R, and the Woodcock Johnson Psychoeducational Battery-R.
  • Language, Psychological & Social, and Adaptive Measures. This section describes 25 tests in the areas of language, behavior, emotional and social development, such as the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-3, Conners' Parent and Teacher Rating Scales, and Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale.
  • Early Childhood, Hearing-Impaired, Occupational & Physical Therapy, and Bilingual Tests. The 29 tests in this section are concerned with a variety of potential disabilities and include measures such as the Denver Developmental Screening Test-R, Carolina Picture Vocabulary Test for Deaf and Hearing Impaired, Purdue Perceptual Motor Survey, and ESL Literacy Scale.

In addition, the Guide thoroughly covers the various stages of evaluation, interpretation, diagnosis, prescription, and remediation and offers up-to-date guidance on gathering information, the parents' role in the assessment process, understanding children's behavior during testing, writing and developing IEPs, and implementing remediation techniques in the classroom.

The valuable appendices at the end of the Guide give you the names, addresses, phone and fax numbers of test publishers…test references guides by category and by name…a glossary of test & measurement, special education, psychological, and occupational therapy terms…and special education abbreviations.

As the authors point out, "With the proper tests and their proper interpretation, many problems exhibited by students with special needs can be more rapidly and appropriately addressed. As with any event, early diagnosis and intervention can mean all the difference in an individual's life"

About the Author:

DR. ROGER PIERANGELO has over 25 years of experience as a regular classroom teacher, school psychologist in the Herricks Public School system in New Hyde Park, NY, administrator of special education programs, full professor in the graduate special education department at Long Island University, private practitioner in psychology, member of Committees on Special Education, evaluator for the New York State Education Department, director of a private clinic, and consultant to numerous private and public schools, PTA and SEPTA groups. Dr. Pierangelo earned his B.S. from St. John's University, M.S. from Queens College, Professional Diploma from Queens College, and Ph.D. from Yeshiva University. Currently he is working as a psychologist both in the schools and in private practice, teaching at the college and serving as director of a private clinic. Dr. Pierangelo is a member of the American Psychological Association, New York State Psychological Association, Nassau County Psychological Association, New York State Union of Teachers, and Phi Delta Kappa. Dr. Pierangelo is the author of Survival Kit for the Special Education Teacher and The Special Education Teacher's Book of Lists, and co-author of the Parent's Special Education Survival Kit and The Complete Guide to Transition Services, all published by Simon and Schuster, and 301 Ways To Be A Loving Parent, published by Shapolsky Publishers of New York. DR. GEORGE A. GIULIANI is a full-time Assistant Professor at St. Joseph's College in the Psychology department. Dr. Giuliani earned his B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross, M.S. from St. John's University, J.D. from City University of New York Law School, and Psy.D. (Doctor of Psychology) from Rutgers University-The Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. Besides college teaching, Dr. Giuliani is involved in Early Intervention for children with special needs and is a consultant for school districts and early childhood agencies. Dr. Giuliani has provided numerous workshops for parents and teachers on a variety of psychological and educational topics. Dr. Giuliani is a member of the New York Association of School Psychologists and the National Association of School of Psychologists.

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