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Psychology - Child & School Psychology | Psychoeducational Assessment and Report Writing

Psychoeducational Assessment and Report Writing

Dombrowski, Stefan C.

2015, XIX, 365 p.

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  • Focuses on psychoeducational assessment and report writing for kindergarten through grade 12
  • Details report components, including referral, background, assessment methods, and how to build a case for IDEA classification categories
  • Details how to provide oral feedback to parents and teachers following report completion

This textbook provides in-depth instruction for conducting psychoeducational assessments of children in grades K-12 and conveying results through detailed, well-written reports. It takes readers step by step through the assessment process – collecting data, writing reports, and communicating conclusions – for students with conditions spanning the range of IDEA classifications such as autism, learning disabilities, emotional disturbances, and conditions covered by Section 504. The book offers not only a broad understanding of assessment and communication skills, but also of the ethical, legal, cultural, and professional considerations that come with psychoeducational evaluation. And its sample reports model clear, well-organized results accessible to parents and caregivers as well as teachers and colleagues.

Key areas of coverage include: 

  • Assessment basics: the testing environment and protocols, interviewing, and observation.
  • Report writing section by section, from reason for referral to summary and recommendations.
  • Guidelines for oral reporting, with case examples.
  • Special issues in psychoeducational assessment and report writing.
  • Sample psychoeducational reports using this framework.

Psychoeducational Assessment and Report Writing is an essential text for graduate students, researchers, professors, and professionals in child and school psychology; assessment, testing, and evaluation; social work; and psychological methods/evaluation.

Content Level » Graduate

Keywords » Autism spectrum disorders and assessment - Clinical assessment of children and adolescents - Emotional disturbance and psychoeducational assessment - English as a second language and psychoeducational assessment - Evaluation reports and students - Hearing impairment and psychoeducational assessment - IDEA classifications and psychoeducational assessments - Independent educational evaluation - Learning disabilities and psychological reporting - Multiple disabilities and psychological reporting - Oral feedback and psychoeducational assessment - Oral reporting and psychological assessment of students - Other health impairment assessment - Psychoeducational assessment in schools - Psychoeducational reporting in schools - Psychological assessment of students - Psychological evaluation of children - Psychological reports of children and adolescents - Report writing for kindergarten through high school - Visual impairment and psychoeducational assessment

Related subjects » Child & School Psychology - Education & Language - Psychology - Social Sciences

Table of contents 

Section I.  Overview of Psychoeducational Assessment, Report Writing, and Oral Reporting.- Chapter 1. Purpose of Psychoeducational Assessment, Report Writing, and Oral Reporting.- Chapter 2. Interviewing Parents, Teachers, and Other School Personnel.- Chapter 3. Observing the Child.- Section II:  Psychoeducational Report Writing.- Chapter 4. General Guidelines on Report Writing.- Chapter 5. Identifying information and Referral Question.- Chapter 6. Assessment Methods and Background Information.- Chapter 7. Assessment Results.- Chapter 8. Conceptualization and Classification and Diagnostic  Impressions.- Chapter 9. Summary and Recommendations.- Section III: Sample Psychoeducational Reports.- Chapter 10. Learning Disabilities.- Chapter 11. Autism.- Chapter 12. Emotional Disturbance.- Chapter 13. Intellectual Disability.- Chapter 14. Other Health Impaired Disabilities.- Chapter 15. Miscellaneous Reports: Visual Impairment, Hearing Impairment, and English as a Second Language.- Section IV: Miscellaneous Topics in Psychoeducational Assessment and Report Writing.- Chapter 16. Due Process Hearing and the Independent Educational Evaluation.- Chapter 17. Suggested Guidelines for Oral Reporting.

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