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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
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.