Assessing Learners with Special Needs: An Applied Approach (4th Edition)

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The fourth edition of this popular book is again written specifically for the majority of future teachers—those who will teach in public school special education classrooms. This book offers everything these teachers will need in order to assess pupils with mild to moderate disabilities—and presents these complex concepts in a straightforward, step-by-step manner complete with practice exercises for every step, case studies, and plenty of measurement examples, and it includes the most recent federal mandates of the 1997 IDEA Amendments. This book addresses every pertinent issue, from calculating chronological age scores and raw test results, to effectively writing educational objectives required for IEPs. It also covers cultural and linguistic diversity, functional behavior assessment and the legal requirements for educational/behavioral planning. For teaching professionals in the field of Special Education.

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Written especially for future special education teachers who will work in public schools, this text examines educational assessment of individuals with mild to moderate disabling conditions. The author's applied approach to the material presented through a step-by-step series of hands-on activities provides students with thorough, guided practice in actually using the tools and tests they will encounter when working. Coverage focuses specifically on assessment of individuals with the highest incidence of disability conditions--learning and behavioral problems. It encompasses special education, fundamental principles on which assessment is based, and specific assessment tools and techniques available to the special education teacher. The Second Edition underscores the social responsibility of professionals in assessment to exercise fairness and accuracy in the decision-making process. This is possible when accurate standardized assessment procedures are used as one part of the total assessment process.

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Terry Overton began her career as a teacher of students with special needs. She completed her master's degree at Texas Woman's University and became an educational diagnostician. She completed her doctorate at Texas Woman's University in special education and her postdoctoral training in school psychology at the University of Virginia. Overton currently teaches at the University of Texas-Pan American near the Mexican border, where she serves as the program coordinator of the graduate program in school psychology.

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