Assessing Children with Specific Learning Difficulties
A teacher's practical guide
Routledge – 2016 – 192 pages
Series: David Fulton / Nasen
This comprehensive book provides all the information that practitioners need to know about assessment in relation to their pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties. The why, how and what of assessment is addressed, whilst the link between assessment and intervention is also a key focus.
Looking at the full range of Specific Learning Difficulties, this book provides practical guidance on implementing strategies that are tried and tested for use in any classroom, whilst also acknowledging that assessment is a process involving other professionals and parents. Addressing issues and topics common in inclusive classrooms around the world, key topics covered include:
Assessing Children with Specific Learning Difficulties will be an invaluable guide for classroom teachers, learning support departments, psychologists and other professionals.
Chapter 1: SpLD in Context –Pointers for practice
Chapter 2: Assessment Process
Chapter 3: Teacher Assessment: Literacy
Chapter 4: Teacher Assessment: Numeracy
Chapter 5: Teacher Assessment: Movement
Chapter 6: Behavioural problems Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Emotional and Behavioural Disorders
Chapter 7: The Role of the Educational Psychologist and Teacher Assessments
Chapter 8: Recognising and dealing with Self-esteem, motivation and emotional needs
Chapter 9: Identifying and Utilising Learning Preferences and Styles
Chapter 10: Higher Education and the Workplace
Chapter 11: Developing an Assessment Framework
Chapter 12: Sources and resources – some guidance
Gavin Reid is a fully registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists in BC, Canada and with the Health and Care Professionals (HCPC) in the UK.
Gad Elbeheri is the Dean of at the Australian College of Kuwait; a university providing internationally recognized and accredited tertiary education to the Business and Engineering sectors.
John Everatt is a Professor of Education at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.