Thursday, February 11, 2010

Topic 4 : Assessment

So we have given some idea of emotional behavior disorders.  We have discussed managing the difficult behavior that may be observed in the classroom.  Now let's look at ways of assessing the needs of the students.  Who is that person who will test your child?  Generally in public schools assessing is done by a school psychologist or parents are strongly encouraged to visit their doctors or other community based agencies.  Teachers may assess academic abilities of students and fill out simple behavior list for their students but they are not the sole assessors in the process.  The following list will give you some understanding of the variety of assessment test out there and somewhere to begin.

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