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Assessment Methods for Infants and Toddlers

Transdisciplinary Team Approaches

Doris Bergen Leslie R. Williams

352 pages
Teachers College Press
Chapters include perspectives on assessment, prevention, and intervention from a wide variety of professionals, including: Medical personnel in hospital and primary care settings • Clinical, developmental, and school psychologists • Early childhood special educators • Occupational and physical therapists o Speech pathologists and audiologists • Early interventionists, and parents. It incorporates assessment methods derived from psychometric, developmental, educational, and medical theory, and it discusses standardized normative instruments, criterion-referenced methods, and observational techniques. A special feature of the book is the integrative "dialogue" sections that follow each chapter. Drawn from actual early intervention team meetings, these dialogues among professionals and parents show how information gained from assessment can be used to develop, monitor, and reevaluate Individualized Family Service Plans.