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Assessing Communication and Learning in Young Children Who are Deafblind or Who Have Multiple Disabilities

05/19/2009 15:57
  • Assessing Communication and Learning in Young Children Who are Deafblind or Who Have Multiple Disabilities

Edited by Charity Rowland, Ph.D. and published in 2009 by Design to Learn Projects of Oregon Health & Science University.

This is an invaluable resource for any educator, therapist, or family member who needs clear and concise information about assessment—one of the most challenging aspects of designing high quality educational programs for children and youth who are deaf-blind. The content of the manual is divided into three sections: getting started, gathering information, and interpreting and applying results. Sample questions are included to guide the assessment process towards the identification of functional and usable assessment information. The manual also includes two appendices. The first is a set of four special notes regarding assessment, targeted to special educators, psychologists, speech-language pathologists, and family members. The second appendix contains a one-page summary for each of twelve assessment instruments commonly used to assess children who are deaf-blind, including the strengths and weaknesses of each.

This product and the two assessment forms included in it may be downloaded as pdf files at no cost from:

https://www.ohsu.edu/oidd/d2l/com_pro/db_assess_ab.cfm

In addition, printed coil-bound copies are available at no cost from DB-LINK at the National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness. DB-LINK can be reached at info@nationaldb.org or at 800-438-9376.

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