ECAE 7678T Developmental and Educational Assessment of Infants and Young Children with Special Needs

45 hours seminar plus conference; 3 credits

Formal and informal developmental and educational assessment tools for children birth through second grade with special needs and English language learners will be reviewed, including screening tools, standardized tests, and curriculum-based assessments. Attention will be given to understanding cultural, linguistic and societal factors in identification of young children with special needs and adapting assessment procedures; uses and limitations of assessment tools; collaboration with related service professionals and parents; initial training in one screening and one assessment tool, which includes administration, interpretation, and recommendations for developmental and educational goals. Field experiences in a variety of settings including hospitals, home and center based early intervention programs, early childhood centers and inclusive early childhood special education classrooms.

Prerequisite: Early Childhood and Art Education 7101T and 7102T or permission of the program head.


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