This fourth edition of Psychoeducational Assessment of Preschool Children continues the mission of its predecessors—to provide both academics and practitioners with a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the assessment of young children. Long recognized as the standard text and reference in its field, it is organized into four sections: Foundations; Ecological Assessment; Assessment of Cognitive Abilities; and Assessment of Specific Abilities. Key features of this new edition include:
New Material—A thorough updating includes new material on environmental and home and family assessment plus new coverage of recently revised tests, including the Stanford-Binet V and the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, 2e.
Balanced Coverage—Sound theoretical coverage precedes and supports the book’s main focus on assessing the abilities, skills, behavior, and characteristics of young children.
Expertise—Each chapter is written by a nationally recognized scholar and represents state-of-the-art coverage of its topic.
Comprehensive and Flexible—The broad range and organization of topics covered makes the book suitable for both new and experienced examiners and for use as a text in graduate level courses on preschool assessment.
Contents: Part I: Foundations. M.F. Kelley, History of Preschool Assessment. R.J. Nagle, Issues in Preschool Assessment. B.A. Bracken, Creating an Optimal Preschool Assessment. C. Boan, L.A. Aydlett, Early Childhood Readiness Screening. A. Barona, M.S. de Barona, Assessing Multicultural Preschool Children. Part II: Ecological Assessment. B.A. Bracken,Clinical Observation of Preschool Assessment Behavior. J.M. Campbell, C.L. James, Behavioral Assessment of Social and Emotional Development. A.B. Nickerson, Assessment of Home and Family Dynamics. S.G. Gagnon, Assessment of School and Classroom Environment. P.L. Harrison, Assessment of Adaptive Behavior. M.S. Athanasiou, Play-Based Approaches to Preschool Assessment. Part III: Assessment of Cognitive Abilities. J. Spruill, D. Coalson, Cognitive Assessment With the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence-Third Edition. V.C. Alfonso, Cognitive Assessment With the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale-Fifth Edition. A.S. Kaufman, E.O. Lichtenberger, Cognitive Assessment With the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children-Second Edition. S. Bradley-Johnson, Infant and Toddler Cognitive Assessment. Part IV: Assessment of Specific Abilities. N.W. Nelson, C. Warner,Assessment of Communication, Language, and Speech.H. Williams, Assessment of Gross Motor Development. S. Hooper, Neuropsychological Assessment of Preschool Children.