Assessing Preschoolers with Special Needs



This lesson provides background information about types of special needs, assessments for diagnosing and evaluating special needs, and legislation protecting children with special needs.


RECALL the importance of early identification and intervention and what is involved in the identification process.

RECALL behaviors or actions that may indicate that a child should be assessed for special needs.

RECALL the steps involved in assessing a child with special needs.

RECALL ways to involve parents in assessment and the benefits of family involvement.

RECALL reasons why parents may try to avoid early intervention.

RECALL characteristics of children with special needs.

RECALL different types of learning disabilities.

RECALL different types of assessments and assessment tools.

RECALL techniques used to assess children with special needs.

RECALL who can diagnose and what training is required for diagnosis of children with special needs.

RECALL legislation that impacts special needs assessments.