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Essentials Of Assessing Preventing And Overcoming Reading Difficulties

Author : David A. Kilpatrick
ISBN : 9781118845240
Genre : Education
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Practical, effective, evidence-based reading interventions thatchange students' lives Essentials of Understanding and Assessing ReadingDifficulties is a practical, accessible, in-depth guide toreading assessment and intervention. It provides a detaileddiscussion of the nature and causes of reading difficulties, whichwill help develop the knowledge and confidence needed to accuratelyassess why a student is struggling. Readers will learn aframework for organizing testing results from current assessmentbatteries such as the WJ-IV, KTEA-3, and CTOPP-2. Case studiesillustrate each of the concepts covered. A thorough discussion isprovided on the assessment of phonics skills, phonologicalawareness, word recognition, reading fluency, and readingcomprehension. Formatted for easy reading as well as quickreference, the text includes bullet points, icons, callout boxes,and other design elements to call attention to importantinformation. Although a substantial amount of research has shown that mostreading difficulties can be prevented or corrected, standardreading remediation efforts have proven largely ineffective. Schoolpsychologists are routinely called upon to evaluate students withreading difficulties and to make recommendations to address suchdifficulties. This book provides an overview of the best assessmentand intervention techniques, backed by the most current researchfindings. Bridge the gap between research and practice Accurately assess the reason(s) why a student strugglesin reading Improve reading skills using the most highly effectiveevidence-based techniques Reading may well be the most important thing students are taughtduring their school careers. It is a skill they will use every dayof their lives; one that will dictate, in part, later life success.Struggling students need help now, and Essentials ofUnderstanding and Assessing Reading Difficulties shows how toget these students on track.

Essentials Of Intellectual Disability Assessment And Identification

Author : Alan W. Brue
ISBN : 9781118875094
Genre : Psychology
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"Provides students and professionals with an in-depth look at intellectual disability evaluation and assessment"--

Essentials Of Assessment Report Writing

Author : W. Joel Schneider
ISBN : 9781119218746
Genre : Psychology
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The bestselling guide to reporting writing, updated and reworked for today's practice Essentials of Assessment Report Writing offers effective solutions to the creation of reader-friendly, yet targeted, psychological, and educational assessment reports. Parents, clinicians, clients, and other readers need more than test-by-test descriptions—they need an accessible analysis of the entire situation to determine their next steps. This book provides clear guidance for busy practitioners seeking ways to improve their report writing skills. With a focus on current practice, this new second edition covers DSM-5 updates and the latest assessment instruments including the WJ IV, WISC-V, WAIS-IV, KTEA-3, and the CAS2. New discussion includes advice on tailoring the report to the audience, and annotated case reports provide illustrative models of effective report styles, interpretation, and analysis. Key concepts are highlighted for quick reference throughout, and end-of-chapter questions help reinforce understanding. Reporting styles vary widely within the field, in both content and style; there is no definitive "standard," but many reports fail to reflect best practices and therefore prove less than useful to the reader. This book provides expert guidance throughout the reporting process to help practitioners provide high-quality, accessible reports. Integrate assessment results to provide a person-centered report Identify and navigate critical decision points in the interpretive process Write efficiently yet effectively while enhancing the reader's experience Provide an accurate, informative, and readable assessment report Incorporate practical recommendations to address the referral concerns Expertly-conducted assessments should culminate with a carefully constructed analysis that provides direction via clear communication. Because this report will be used to inform treatment, intervention, and ultimately, the client's quality of life—it is critical that it provides clear, informative guidance in a way that readers can understand. Essentials of Assessment Report Writing provides comprehensive guidelines for navigating through the report writing process.

Handbook Of Counselling Psychology

Author : Ray Woolfe
ISBN : 0761972072
Genre : Psychology
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Resources In Education

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ISBN : OSU:32435056184625
Genre : Education
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Scaffolding Emergent Literacy

Author : Anne Keil Soderman
ISBN : UVA:X004769168
Genre : Education
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Ringing Endorsements for Scaffolding Emergent Literacy... ""Readers simply love this book because of the perfect balance of theory and practice."" Professor Nancy Hansen-Krening, University of Washington "I found the book compelling, sound, and researched with a strong application element: theory to practice."" Professor Verlinda Angell, Southern Utah University ""My students like the massive amount of information contained in a relatively short text. The organization has a nice flow and fits well with the syllabus."" Professor Vi Austin, Stephen F. Austin State University "Scaffolding Emergent Literacy" will help children become more strategic in their building of literacy skills and concepts! Underscored by rich child development theory, developmentally appropriate practices, and sound research, the Second Edition of this popular book is packed with literacy activities that support emergent to fluent literacy. Each strategy is paired with a classroom demonstration and samples of children's work. With this book, assessment isn't an afterthought! "Scaffolding Emergent Literacy" provides in-depth coverage of highly effective assessment and evaluation strategies and offers numerous classroom-based, child-centered measurement tools, along with useful descriptions of the most common standardized tests being used for diagnostic purposes. New To The Second Edition New coverage of Special Education! Strategies for English Language Learners throughout! New activities with information on the use of technology in the classroom! New activities through Grade 5! For information on related books by Allyn & Bacon, visit

Preventing School Failure

Author : International Development Research Centre (Canada)
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173025349584
Genre : Child development
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Comprehensive Textbook Of Psychiatry Iii

Author : Harold I. Kaplan
ISBN : UOM:39015007089538
Genre : Psigiatrie
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Assessment In Special Education

Author : Roger Pierangelo
ISBN : 0205608353
Genre : Education
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&>This text presents a uniquely practical approach to the topic of Assessment in Special Education. The authors organize the material into a “real-world story,” by having each part and chapter of the text reflect the linear chronology of the assessment process used in schools. Unlike other books, this text is organized chronologically to present the overall process in a “straight line” – a practical and useful pedagogy in itself for the novice teacher. The text provides the practical tools necessary for a new teacher to understand the process of assessment in schools and then learn how to put it all together. It provides future special educators comprehensive coverage of the latest tests and evaluation procedures for all areas of exceptionality – for every age group – for students with mild, moderate, and severe disabilities. HIGHLIGHTS OF WHAT'S NEW IN THE THIRD EDITION: New chapter on Response to Intervention (RTI) makes readers aware of the increased importance of multi-tiered assessment in today's classrooms (see Chapter 17). New information on Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) (see Chapter 11). New information on the various types of speech and language disorders often seen by teachers of Special Education (see Chapter 13). Provides readers with a more comprehensive approach to the eligibility requirements necessary for a diagnosis to be made (see Chapter 16). Updated and revised content for the discussed areas of disability, including Learning Disabilities, Speech and Language Disorders, Mental Retardation or Intellectual Disabilities, and Emotional Disturbance

Treating And Preventing Adolescent Mental Health Disorders

Author : Dwight L. Evans
ISBN : 9780190685836
Genre : Psychology
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Sponsored by the Adolescent Mental Health Initiative of the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) of the University of Pennsylvania and the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands Trust, Treating and Preventing Adolescent Mental Health Disorders, Second Edition, provides a major update since the first edition in 2005. It addresses the current state of knowledge about the major mental health disorders that emerge during adolescence, including updated DSM-5 diagnostic criteria. Here, six commissions established by the APPC and the Sunnylands Trust pool their expertise on adolescent anxiety, schizophrenia, substance use disorders, depression and bipolar disorders, eating disorders, and suicidal behavior in sections that thoroughly define each disorder, outline and assess available treatments, discuss prevention strategies, and suggest a research agenda based on what we know and don't yet know about these various conditions. Two additional behavioral disorders-gambling and internet addiction--are covered in this second edition. As a meaningful counterpoint to its primary focus on mental illness, the volume also incorporates the latest research from a seventh commission--on positive youth development--which addresses how we can fully prepare young people to be happy and successful throughout their lives. Concluding chapters discuss overarching issues regarding the behavioral and mental health of adolescents: overcoming the stigma of mental illness, the research, policy, and practice context for the delivery of evidence-based treatments, and the development of a more robust agenda to advance adolescent health. Integrating the work of eminent scholars in both psychology and psychiatry, this work will be an essential volume for academics and practicing clinicians and will serve as a wake-up call to mental health professionals and policy makers alike about the state of our nation's response to the needs of adolescents with mental disorders.

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