• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

KEY FEATURES: • This book has a particular emphasis on working with families across various schooling experiences from early intervention to post high school. • Case studies provide specific examples of children with disabilities and their families and questions for the reader to answer. • Learning Objectives and Chapter Summaries help reinforce key concepts throughout each chapter. • Additional Resources, such as links to readings, websites, and blogs, in each chapter provide students with materials and insights they can use in their classrooms and schools. • The book acts as a useful reference for professionals working with family members.

Assessment to Research-Based Intervention: Providing Families Support
6 Assessment to research-based intervention: providing families support
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“Development, it turns out, occurs through this process of progressively more complex exchange between a child and somebody else.”

—Urie Bronfenbrenner

Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Identify assessment points throughout the child’s lifespan and the role the family and you as a professional have in assessing the child.
  • Understand the different types of assessments specific to lifespan transition points and those specific to disability and behavior.
  • Identify the needed content and knowledge related to assessment so as to best communicate and collaborate with families based on their level of need, as well as the barriers to effective communication and collaboration with families around assessment.
  • Understand the ...
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