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In this comprehensive, easy-to-read book, you will find clear, concise answers to frequently asked questions about assessments, evaluations, and tests.
You will learn:
*about psychological, academic, and neuropsychological tests and what these tests measure
*about selecting evaluators
*how to request a special education evaluation and how to provide parental consent
*about speech-language, physical and occupational therapy, processing, adaptive behavior, and functional behavior assessments
*test terms and the important realities about tests and assessment
*how small differences between tests can result in large differences in scores
The goal of Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments is to demystify the assessment process and make it less intimidating.
If your child has a disability, you need accurate information about his strengths, weaknesses, and needs before making decisions about his education. You will find the information you need in the tests and assessments that have been completed on your child.
If you are like most people, you have questions about tests. How do tests measure skills? What do the test scores mean? Should you request specific tests?
You will learn what to expect, how to prepare, and how to find a good evaluator. Learn how to request an evaluation and how to provide parental consent.
You will learn about common difficulties children have and what tests are used to diagnose these disorders. This book describes types of tests used to evaluate problems and what skills each test measures.
You will find charts of tests and skills. The charts list tests to evaluate specific problems, the skills your child needs in these areas, and shows which tests measure these skills.
This book includes endnotes at the end of each chapter. These endnotes are the authority we relied upon in our answers. When you take this book to school meetings (and we hope you will), you will know the law, regulation, article, or publication that supports each answer.
Wrightslaw: All about Tests and Assessments is illustrated, two color, and includes tests and skills checklists, and recommended resources. The book includes a comprehensive master table of tests with test name, author, publisher, publisher website, age range, test type.
The book also includes a glossary of assessment terms, a table of questions, and an index.