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2006 Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award Finalist

Learn how to quickly and easily identify students with disabilities in your classroom!

If you're a general education teacher with little or no experience in special education, identifying children and adolescents with potential disabilities may seem an impossible task. Until now! Drawing from her experience as an educational psychologist, and general education and special education teacher, Glynis Hannell offers guidelines to help you quickly recognize and categorize the specific characteristics of autism spectrum disorders, emotional-behavioral disorders, cognitive disabilities, speech or language impairment, health-related disabilities, and more.

Using the practical checklists and resources in this guide, teachers can quickly and accurately gather key information to determine whether or not individual students need specialized assessment, attention, and services while complying with ...

Other Special Needs
Other special needs

This section includes five checklists:

  • Giftedness
  • Immaturity
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Child Abuse
  • Developmental Coordination and Dyspraxia
How to Use the Checklists
Complete the Checklist

Fill in the administrative details at the top of the form.

Consider each item in turn. Record your subjective evaluation of the extent to which that item applies to the student.

Add any additional comments or qualifications in the space provided at the end of the questionnaire.

Interpret the Checklist

The checklist is a screening instrument, and the ratings that you have selected reflect your observations of the child or adolescent. The more items that apply to a child or adolescent, and the more frequently these items have been observed, the more likely it is that the child or adolescent has the special need covered by the checklist. ...

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