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By Stephen J. Bagnato EdD, Rune J. Simeonsson PhD

Meeting a very important want, this booklet presents transparent innovations for genuine developmental evaluate of kids from infancy to age 6, together with people with developmental delays and disabilities. It describes ideas and techniques for accumulating information regarding kid's daily actions in the house, preschool, and neighborhood, which gives a sound foundation for intervention making plans and growth tracking. all through, the publication emphasizes the significance of enlisting mom and dad as companions with practitioners and lecturers in commentary and team-based selection making. distinct positive factors of this well-organized, available quantity comprise techniques for developmentally applicable evaluate instruments and ''Best-Practice Guidepoints'' in each one bankruptcy that distill key expert criteria and practices.

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Laboratory situations Replica situations Everyday routines Everyday routines What? Standard responses to standard stimuli On-demand behaviors Prompted natural behaviors Spontaneous behaviors How? Psychometric tests Structured tests and/or observation schedules Direct observation; parent report; interview Direct observation; parent report; interview Who? Certified/licensed professionals Certified/licensed professionals Professionals and caregivers Professionals and caregivers 32 AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENT FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERVENTION It is important to emphasize that administering a measure such as the Stanford–Binet in the child’s home or preschool classroom does not make the testing more natural or authentic.

Over the past decade, I have collaborated with numerous professionals in the field to develop and field-validate the DEC Assessment Standards (Neisworth & Bagnato, 2000). The 46 DEC standards, as part of this process, have been categorized into 10 overarching standards to guide developmentally appropriate assessment. The 10 standards that I summarize below are based on two fundamentals. , be harmonious with and responsive to the interests, capabilities, and realities of early childhood). The imposition of school-age practices (themselves questionable) is at odds with the characteristics of all young children, with typical or atypical development.

The child uses eye gaze to indicate choices on an assessment of receptive vocabulary. A15. Professionals rely on materials that capture the child’s authentic behaviors in routine circumstances. Examples: • Assessment includes observation of the child’s engagement in familiar activities in his typical environment rather than only behavior in contrived situations. • The assessment is conducted in the classroom the child currently attends. • Family members identify the child’s favorite toys and these are used for assessment activities.

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