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Ch 6: Psychological Assessment of Special Populations

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Get an overview of assessment procedures including those for young children, English language learners, students with low-incidence exceptionalities and gifted children. Learn about types of assessments and how they are interpreted.

Psychological Assessment of Special Populations - Chapter Summary

These lessons look at various types of psychological assessments used for special populations and how to interpret them. Our instructors will explain common assessments for young children as well as those given to students who do not use English as their primary language. An overview of assessments for students with exceptionalities, such as severe physical impairments, autism or chronic health conditions, is also included. Later lessons look at giftedness in children. You'll learn the characteristics and means of assessing gifted and talented students. After completing the lessons you'll be prepared to:

  • Name common early childhood and preschool assessment procedures
  • Describe assessments for English-language learners and how to use the results correctly
  • Explain what low-incidence exceptionalities are and how these students are assessed
  • Define giftedness in children
  • Show methods of assessing gifted and talented children

Our expert instructors bring these brief lessons to life with real-world examples and entertaining illustrations. Each lesson also includes a written transcript. Quizzes at the end of every lesson allow you to practice your test-taking skills and gauge your knowledge of the subject matter.

5 Lessons in Chapter 6: Psychological Assessment of Special Populations
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Early Childhood & Preschool Assessment Procedures

1. Early Childhood & Preschool Assessment Procedures

Why should very young children be assessed? This lesson will cover the differences between assessing preschoolers vs. elementary-aged children, and different types of assessments that can be used.

Assessment Procedures for English-Language Learners

2. Assessment Procedures for English-Language Learners

Students who speak English as a second language need specialized instruction and assessment. This lesson describes assessment procedures for English-language learners and explains how to use these results in the classroom.

Students with Low-Incidence Exceptionalities: Types & Assessments

3. Students with Low-Incidence Exceptionalities: Types & Assessments

In this lesson we explore students with low-incidence exceptionalities, common characteristics across the disorder spectrum, and discuss several of the more common types and common approaches to education of students with these disorders.

Giftedness in Children: Definition, Characteristics & Conceptions

4. Giftedness in Children: Definition, Characteristics & Conceptions

Schools generally define giftedness as high ability, but there are other ways to define giftedness. Learn more about the definitions, characteristics and conceptions of giftedness in children and test your knowledge with quiz questions.

Assessing Gifted & Talented Students

5. Assessing Gifted & Talented Students

This lesson defines what it means for a student to be gifted and talented. It also discusses the assessments used to determine if a student meets state-mandated requirements for entering a gifted and talented program.

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