Authentic Assessment for Early Childhood Intervention: Best Practices

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Authentic Assessment for Early Childhood Intervention: Best Practices

by Rune J. Simeonsson, Stephen J. Bagnato

Guilford Publications | June 6, 2007 | Hardcover |

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Meeting a crucial need, this book provides clear recommendations for authentic developmental assessment of children from infancy to age 6, including those with developmental delays and disabilities. It describes principles and strategies for collecting information about children''s everyday activities in the home, preschool, and community, which provides a valid basis for intervention planning and progress monitoring. Throughout, the book emphasizes the importance of enlisting parents as partners with practitioners and teachers in observation and team-based decision making. Special features of this well-organized, accessible volume include recommendations for developmentally appropriate assessment tools and "Best-Practice Guidepoints" in each chapter that distill key professional standards and practices.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 315 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 0.79 in

Published: June 6, 2007

Publisher: Guilford Publications

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1593854749

ISBN - 13: 9781593854744

Appropriate for ages: 1 - 6

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Authentic Assessment for Early Childhood Intervention: Best Practices

Authentic Assessment for Early Childhood Intervention: Best Practices

by Rune J. Simeonsson, Stephen J. Bagnato

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 315 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 0.79 in

Published: June 6, 2007

Publisher: Guilford Publications

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1593854749

ISBN - 13: 9781593854744

About the Book

Meeting a crucial need, this book provides clear recommendations for authentic developmental assessment of children from infancy to age 6, including those with developmental delays and disabilities. It describes principles and strategies for collecting information about children's everyday activities in the home, preschool, and community, which provides a valid basis for intervention planning and progress monitoring. Throughout, the book emphasizes the importance of enlisting parents as partners with practitioners and teachers in observation and team-based decision making. Special features of this well-organized, accessible volume include recommendations for developmentally appropriate assessment tools and "Best Practice Guidepoints" in each chapter that distill key professional standards and practices.

Table of Contents

1. What Are the Professional Standards for Assessment of Preschool Children?

2. How Can Authentic Assessment Prevent the Mismeasure of Young Children?

3. What Are the Foundations for Authentic Assessment of Typical and Atypical Early Development?

4. What are the Best Contexts for Authentic Assessment?

5. Can Professionals "Test without Tests" for Authentic Assessment?, withRichard LeVan

6. How Does Authentic Curriculum-Based Assessment Work?

7. Can Clinical Judgments Guide Parent–Professional Team Decision Making for Early Intervention?, withEileen McKeating-Esterle

8. How Can We Effectively Assess for Severe Disabilities?, withPamela S. WolfeandRichard Kubina

9. How Can We Do Functional Behavioral Assessment with Preschoolers?, withRichard Kubina, Pamela S. Wolfe,andDevender R. Banda

10. What Are Proper Approaches to Detect, Classify, and Intervene for Temperament and Self-Regulatory Behavior Problems in Young Children?

11. How Should We Forecast and Plan for Kindergarten Transition and Early School Success?, withKimberly A. Blair

12. How Can Authentic Program Evaluation Document Early Childhood Intervention Outcomes?

Synopsis and Conclusions: What Are the Essential Best Practice Guidepoints for Authentic Assessment of Preschool Children?

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Meeting a crucial need, this book provides clear recommendations for authentic developmental assessment of children from infancy to age 6, including those with developmental delays and disabilities. It describes principles and strategies for collecting information about children''s everyday activities in the home, preschool, and community, which provides a valid basis for intervention planning and progress monitoring. Throughout, the book emphasizes the importance of enlisting parents as partners with practitioners and teachers in observation and team-based decision making. Special features of this well-organized, accessible volume include recommendations for developmentally appropriate assessment tools and "Best-Practice Guidepoints" in each chapter that distill key professional standards and practices.

About the Author

Stephen J. Bagnato, EdD, is a developmental school psychologist and Professor of Pediatrics and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Bagnato is a core faculty member for Developmental Psychology Interdisciplinary Training at the UCLID Center at the University of Pittsburgh, a Maternal and Child Health Bureau leadership education institute in neurodevelopmental disabilities, and is Director of Early Childhood Partnerships (ECP) at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. In over 30 years of research, Dr. Bagnato has specialized in authentic curriculum-based assessment and program evaluation research strategies for young children at developmental risk and with neurodevelopmental disabilities, and has authored over 120 research and applied publications. He has received numerous professional research awards from the National Brain Injury Research Association and the American Psychological Association (Division 16) and was the 2001 recipient of the University of Pittsburgh Chancellor's Distinguished Public Service Award for his activities in ECP. Dr. Bagnato provides consultation and training to state agencies in early childhood intervention "best practices," challenging and atypical behaviors, authentic assessment in early childhood, and authentic program outcome evaluation research.

Appropriate for ages: 1 - 6

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