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DB 101: Assessment

Strategies

Practice Perspectives: Authentic Assessment
This 4-page publication describes a comprehensive approach to assessment that emphasizes gathering information about children in their everyday environments during normal activities

A Psychological Evaluation of Children who are Deaf-Blind: An Overview with Recommendations for Practice
This fact sheet provides answers to frequently asked questions about educational evaluations for infants, children, and adults who are deaf-blind.

Assessing Communication and Learning in Young Children Who Are Deafblind or Who Have Multiple Disabilities
This easy-to-read manual is primarily intended for professionals who conduct assessments of young children who are deaf-blind, but it has helpful information for families too.

Child Guided Assessment
This webinar features Dr. Jan van Dijk.   His child-guided method of observing and following a child's movements, emotions and interest is recognized and used throughout the world..


Legal Requirements

Evaluating Children for Disability
This module describes the evaluation process required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for children with any type of disability (not specific to deaf-blindness).


Involving Families

The Evaluation of Children with Deaf-Blindness: A Parent Mini-Guide
This publication also provides basic requirements for conducting evaluations of children who have disabilities.

HomeTalk: A Family Assessment of Children who are Deafblind

This assessment tool designed for use by family members and care providers of children who are deaf-blind to allow them to gather information about their child's skills, interests, and personality.


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