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.
"This book is a thorough but readable guide on the theory and practice of assessing children with specific learning difference" - Graeme Whyte, Special Children
"Overall this is an informative book, specialist teachers can recommend it to colleagues for a better understanding of SpLD and how interventions might work in an educational setting."- Jan Beechey, Dyslexia Review
"This book covers the full range of specific learning difficulties and provides practical guidance in terms of assessment and implementing strategies in the classroom. […] This is a useful, timely and relevant publication" – SEN Magazine
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
The nasen spotlight series provides practical guidance and tried-and-tested resources for all schools and professionals involved in supporting Special Educational Needs. Written by leading experts and covering a wide range of important issues relating to SEN, the books include accessible explanations and examples of best practice, as well as tools and techniques that you can use to improve provision in school. Several new books are published each year to reflect your changing professional needs, and the whole series is brought to you by nasen, the leading organisation representing SEN professionals.