Oct 23, 2021
EDSP 5820 - Assessment of Young Children with Exceptionalities
Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education focuses on using multiple developmentally appropriate assessments to identify young children with special needs and inform students instruction practices to ensure childrens learning. Students examine various formal and informal approaches to assessment to build their skills in (a) creating meaningful learning goals, (b) individualizing instruction, (c) adapting instructional practices, and (d) evaluating childrens learning. Collaboration is emphasized in this course to enhance students beliefs and practices with respect to their communication with children, their families, other professionals, and the community.
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Analyze strategies to support and empower families from diverse social and cultural backgrounds in the screening, diagnosis, educational planning, and ongoing assessment processes.
- Critique the quality of individual intervention plans (i.e., Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Family Support Plans, & Behavior Intervention Plans) for their consideration of family resources, concerns, and priorities.
- Develop individual intervention plans that reflect consideration of family resources, concerns, and priorities, natural environments, and child assessments.
- Explain the formal assessment tools used to screen, diagnosis, and evaluate children.
- Implement informal assessment tools to (a) monitor children’s progress, adapt instructional practices, and evaluate the effectiveness of teaching on children’s learning.
- Summarize the policies, ethical practices, and procedural requirements in early childhood special education.
- Use strategies to improve collaboration with families, educators, related-service providers, paraprofessionals, administrators, and community members in the evaluation process, educational planning, and assessment of young children with disabilities.
- Utilize a variety of methods and resources to evaluate meaningful curricula that addresses children’s learning goals.
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