Assessment in Educational Therapy offers essential grounding, skills, and ethical approaches for understanding and conducting assessments in the context of educational therapy. Six clear, straightforward chapters guide graduate students and trainees of the field to use scores, observation, and hypothesis testing to create strengths-based assessments and intervention strategies that can be delivered orally or in written reports. The book is the first to describe and critique all the standardized assessment instruments that qualified educational therapists can use to measure skills in reading, written expression, mathematics, and processing. Real-world case studies, practical takeaways of key concepts, resources for self-study, reflective questions, and other readers’ tools enliven this comprehensive yet accessible reference.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction and Assessment in the Context of Educational Therapy 2. Ethics and Foundational Practices in Administering Standardized Assessments 3. The Basic of Psychometrics Explained 4. Creating the Student's Profile 5. Writing a High-Quality Assessment Report 6. How to Orally Present Your Findings
Marion Marshall, MS, BCET, FAET, is a Board-Certified Educational Therapist and Emerita Professor at Holy Names University, USA, where she was Director of the Educational Therapy Program and Clinical Director of the Raskob Learning Institute.
"Assessment is always the most mystifying for people who work with individuals with learning disabilities. Marion Marshall has finally demystified it for us so that we can understand and even self-advocate for our family members or clients who undergo complex evaluations about their personal learning realities."
—Dorothy Ungerleider, MA, BCET, Founding President, Association of Educational Therapists, USA
"The book is written so practically and accessibly that I felt as if I were being given both moral and intellectual support by a mentor sitting by my side as I labored to sort my feelings from a more analytical stance about two current clients. . . . I admire the probing nature of the book's self-review questions and the fact that there are sets designed for both professionals/students and for parents."
—Carolyn Edwards, M.Ed., Board Certified Educational Therapist, USA
"This book will save the life of any educational therapist by reducing the stress of determining the most appropriate assessments to use informally and formally. The amount of information contained is this book must be read and shared with all colleagues in field."
—Dr. Janet Williams, Ed.D, Educational Therapist/Professional, USA
"Assessment in Educational Therapy presents the essential grounding, skills, and ethical considerations that educational therapists need in order to understand and conduct assessments. . . . Marshall has made available to us a crystalline distillation of her forty-year-long adventure with assessment. The book is a must-read for both the novice and the veteran."
—Carolyn Edwards, Med, BCET, Educational Therapist, USA, in The Educational Therapist, Volume 41, Number 2 (Fall 2020)