Assessing Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

Author: Robert L. Rhodes
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781606237434
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This is the first book to present a practical, problem-solving approach and hands-on tools and techniques for assessing English language learners and culturally diverse students in K-12 settings. It meets a crucial need among practitioners and special educators working in today's schools. Provided are research-based, step-by-step procedures for conducting effective interviews with students, parents, and teachers; making the best use of interpreters; addressing special issues in the prereferral process; and conducting accurate, unbiased assessments of academic achievement, intellectual functioning, language proficiency, and acculturation. Among the book's special features are reproducible worksheets, questionnaires, and checklists--including several in both English and Spanish--in a ready-to-use, large-size format. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.

RTI Assessment Essentials for Struggling Learners

Author: John J. Hoover
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412969549
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Covering universal screening, progress monitoring, and diagnostic assessment for special education, this resource presents a comprehensive overview of assessment for struggling students within RTI.

Psychological Assessment of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children and Adolescents

Author: Esther Geva, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 082612349X
Format: PDF
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This is the only text for school and clinical psychologists and other mental health professionals to provide a systematic developmental framework for assessment, diagnosis, and consultation of children and adolescents from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Reflecting the most current research and grounded in the authors' extensive experience as clinicians and educators, it provides much-needed, practical strategies for helping students who require adaptations beyond traditional psychological assessment methods. The authors describe the linguistic and cultural issues to consider when assessing students from diverse backgrounds, with a particular focus on children who are from immigrant and refugee families in addition to emerging bilingual learners and children of indigenous peoples. Specific assessment strategies are grounded in new research on the typical developmental trajectories of children who are learning a second language, how second language learning and learning disabilities affect students' academic achievement, the impact of culture and immigration experiences on cognitive, social, and emotional development, and culturally sensitive practice with children, adolescents, and families. The authors also provide a discussion of DSM-5 criteria as they relate to culturally and linguistically diverse children and adolescents. International in scope, the book provides a roadmap for assessment that includes critical elements of decision-making in diagnosis and consultation with families and school staff. Replete with case studies, the book reflects a wide range of languages and cultures. It includes checklists and rating scales, lists of questions to be used in clinical decision-making, lists of "Do's" and "Don'ts" for quick reference, and "Myth vs. Fact" features. The book also features informal instruments developed by the authors that can be accessed online. Key Features: Provides a systematic developmental framework for assessment and diagnosis of students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds Offers strategies for assessment in native language and acquired language Guides practitioners in reporting on assessments and consulting with families and school staff Integrates current research on development of language and literacy of second language-learning children with discussions of key issues of interpreting assessment data Covers the academic, language learning, and social-emotional needs of immigrant and refugee children throughout the world Includes "Myth vs. Fact" features that discusses and refutes commonly held beliefs about development and assessment of this population

Practical Handbook of School Psychology

Author: Gretchen Gimpel Peacock
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462507778
Format: PDF
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Bringing together leading authorities, this concise, state-of-the-science Handbook delves into all aspects of problem solving-based school psychology practice. Thirty-four focused chapters present data-based methods for assessment, analysis, intervention, and evaluation, with special attention given to working in a response-to-intervention framework. Tools and guidelines are provided for promoting success in key academic domains: reading, writing, and math. Social-emotional and behavioral skills are thoroughly....

Implementing Response to Intervention to Address the Needs of English Language Learners

Author: Holly S. Hudspath-Niemi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136257128
Format: PDF, ePub
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There is considerable concern surrounding the complex issue of how to meet the learning needs of English-language learners within general and special education programs. Implementing Response-to-Intervention to Address the Needs of English-Language Learners increases school psychologists’ knowledge of intervention strategies related to ELLs, through its examination of the challenges associated with evaluating ELLs and by providing a collaborative framework to enhance educational identification and placement in special education. It accomplishes this by incorporating research-based intervention approaches for ELLs and offering a comprehensive guide to the processes and tools that school teams should consider when utilizing a response to intervention model to support the academic and behavioral needs of ELLs. With a strong focus on alternative assessment, collaboration, and parental involvement, this volume in a definitive touchstone in the quest to provide culturally responsive pedagogy and appropriate adapted classroom instruction for English-language learners of various proficiency levels.

Assessing Intelligence in Children and Adolescents

Author: John H. Kranzler
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 146251121X
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Subject Areas/Keywords: adolescents, assessments, children, cognitive assessment, elementary, giftedness, intellectual assessment, intellectual disabilities, intelligence testing, IQ, learning disabilities, psychological assessment reports, psychometrics, response to intervention, RTI, school psychology, secondary, SLD, specific learning disability, tests"--

Helping Students Overcome Depression and Anxiety

Author: Kenneth W. Merrell
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1593856482
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Now in a revised and expanded second edition, this bestselling guide provides expert information and clear-cut strategies for assessing and treating internalizing problems in school settings. More than 40 specific psychoeducational and psychosocial intervention techniques are detailed, with a focus on approaches that are evidence based, broadly applicable, and easy to implement. Including 26 ready-to-use worksheets, in a large-size format with permission to photocopy, the second edition has been updated throughout to ensure its currency and clinical utility. Coverage of psychiatric medications has been extensively revised with the latest developments and findings. A new chapter addresses prevention-oriented social and emotional learning curricula for the classroom. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series.

RTI for Diverse Learners

Author: Catherine Collier
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412971624
Format: PDF, ePub
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Provides guidance for teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students within the response to intervention (RTI) framework through the use of two hundred instructional interventions.

Assessing Bilingual Children in Context

Author: Amanda B. Clinton
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 9781433815652
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book explores the interplay between factors impacting English language learners and considers implications for assessment. It advocates for an integrated assessment of bilingual children that considers multiple influences.

Multicultural School Psychology Competencies

Author: Danielle Martines
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412905141
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A Practical Resource Guide of Multicultural School Psychology Competencies presents lecturers and students with material which will help apply the theory of multicultural school psychology and counseling in practice. Its emphasis on helping educational psychologists and counselors to develop and refine multicultural competencies and assessments will make this book particularly appealing.