S412 – Assessment of Children with Special Needs and Diverse Abilities
This course provides students with a basic understanding of assessment of young children who have or are at risk for developmental delays or disabilities from birth through age five. Students will become familiar with formal and informal methods and instruments for assessing young children’s social, emotional, cognitive, communication, and motor skills in a range of contexts including home, school, and community learning environments. Students will develop an understanding of the importance of family concerns, priorities, and resources in assessing young children. Students will identify methods for conducting formative and summative individual assessment as well as program evaluation. Culturally responsive approaches to involving the family with the assessment process will be addressed.