| A Practical
Guide to Early Childhood Assessment:
Conducting Developmental and Psychological
in the Early Intervention Program
by Scott Mesh, PhD & Joanne Loeb,
|“An extremely comprehensive,
thoughtful, and useful guide for assessing young children. It contains
a wealth of practical information that should make it a valuable
resource for professionals and graduate students alike.”
David Glenwick, PhD, Professor of Psychology
Former Director, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program, Fordham University
Using this practical guide will increase your knowledge of the following:
This informative guide includes the following:
Dr. Mesh and Dr. Loeb are experienced bilingual Spanish-speaking
The Early Intervention Program
History, philosophy, guidelines, and regulations of the Early Intervention
Understanding Developmental Delays and Disorders in Early Childhood
Normal early childhood development, important early developmental milestones,
delays versus disorders, criteria for eligibility under the EIP, diagnostic
criteria for autism and the pervasive developmental disorders.
General Considerations When Conducting Early Childhood Evaluations
Individual versus team evaluations, the referral, scheduling issues, parents’ feelings
about the evaluation process.
Beginning the Evaluation
Safety issues, initial contact with the family, family culture, obtaining consent,
use of a laptop computer, explaining the evaluation process, establishing rapport,
the sequence of the evaluation.
The Parent Interview
Interviewing style and techniques, suggested topics and outline for parent
interview, how to work with the parent to obtain a full understanding of the
Formal Testing, Tests and Measures
Setting up for the formal testing, involving parents, eliciting optimal performance,
eliciting cooperation from the child, establishing rapport, involving siblings,
establishing validity of the testing, early childhood tests and measures.
Informal Assessment of Behavior, Social-Emotional Functioning, and Play
Behavioral observations, social-emotional functioning, play assessment, play
Closing Discussion with Parents
Last questions, situational factors, informing parents of your impressions
Identifying Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder NOS (PDD) in Young
Diagnostic criteria, the parent interview, rating scales and other measures,
clinical observations, challenges of assessing autism, discussing autism with
Writing Early intervention Reports
Purpose of the reports, common report writing problems and solutions,
suggested report outline, writing about autism and pervasive developmental
disorders, working with an evaluation agency.
Medical Disorders of Early Childhood
Common Childhood Behavioral and Social Disorders
Organizations, journals, newsletters, and websites that provide additional
information on early childhood assessment.
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