Behavioral Assessment in Schools: Theory, Research, and Clinical Foundations

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Edward Steven Shapiro, Thomas R. Kratochwill
Guilford Press, 2000 - Education - 522 pages
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The assessment of children and adolescents from a behavioral perspective has evolved into a state-of-the-art practice among school professionals. Now in a revised and expanded second edition, this landmark text was the first to address systematically the issues involved in developing behavioral assessment strategies for educational--rather than clinical--settings. The theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of a wide range of methods are discussed, and their strengths and limitations for assessing emotional/behavioral difficulties and academic skills problems are evaluated. Bringing the field fully up to date, the second edition incorporates important new instruments, refinements of observational strategies, computer applications, and emerging concepts in assessment. Many chapters have new authorship, and entirely new chapters deal with legal and professional issues, decision-making processes in educational diagnosis, culturally sensitive assessment practices, and curriculum-based assessment of academic skills problems. NOTE: Practitioners planning to implement the techniques described in this volume may also wish to purchase the companion book, Conducting School-Based Assessments of Child and Adolescent Behavior, which features case illustrations and detailed guidelines for practice.
 

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Contents

1NTRODUCT1ON
3
ASSESSMENT TECHN1QUES
11
CHAPTER
15
CHAPTER 2
19
CHAPTER 3
30
Direct Observation in the Assessment of Academic Skills Problems
46
CHAPTERS
78
CHAPTERS
104
CHAPTER 9
233
CHAPTER 10
257
Theory and Research in Using Rating Scale Measures
288
CHAPTER 12
323
CHAPTER 13
355
CHAPTER 14
387
Assessment of Ethnic and Linguistic Minority Children
435
CHAPTER 16
464

CHAPTER 6
139
CHAPTER?
168
CHAPTER8
202
Author 1ndex
489
Subject 1ndex
509
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Edward S. Shapiro, PhD, is Professor of School Psychology and Chairperson of the Department of Education and Human Services at Lehigh University. The former editor of School Psychology Review, he is the author or coauthor of several books, including Academic Skills Problems, Second Edition; Academic Skills Problems Workbook; and Behavior Change in the Classroom. Currently, Dr. Shapiro is codirecting a project focused on training doctoral school psychologists as Pediatric School Psychologists. This model attempts to train students to integrate children's health care, psychological, and educational needs within school settings.

Thomas R. Kratochwill, PhD, is Director of the School Psychology Program and Psychoeducational Clinic at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Kratochwill has been associate editor of Behavior Therapy, the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, and School Psychology Review, and was selected as the founding editor of the APA Division 16 journal, Professional School Psychology (nowSchool Psychology Quarterly). He is president of the Society for the Study of School Psychology and coauthor of the Task Force on Empirically Supported Interventions in School Psychology. Dr. Kratochwill has written or edited 23 books and made more than 100 presentations at professional meetings.

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