Comprehensive Evaluations: Case Reports for Psychologists, by Nancy Mather, Lynne E. Jaffe

By Nancy Mather, Lynne E. Jaffe

An beneficial number of pattern case studies from specialists in baby and adolescent assessment

With contributions from gurus within the fields of psychology and targeted education-including sunrise Flanagan, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen, Randy Kamphaus, Nadeen Kaufman, George McCloskey, Jack Naglieri, Cecil Reynolds, and Gale Roid—Comprehensive Evaluations offers over fifty pattern case experiences that can assist you draft rigorously deliberate, goal-directed, and entire reviews that essentially clarify the explanations for a student's school-related problems, from preschool to postsecondary level.

A wellspring of data for tutorial execs, Comprehensive Evaluations offers versions for writing diagnostic stories to accompany the assessments most often administered within the assessment of kids, kids, and adults, together with the BASC-2, KABC-II, WAIS-IV, WISC-IV, and WJ III. The studies mirror numerous disciplines inside of psychology and schooling, diversified theoretical views and paradigms, and span a large spectrum of disabilities.

The diagnostic reviews came across inside of Comprehensive Evaluations will help:

  • Expand your familiarity with common try out instruments

  • Enhance your realizing of the translation of try scores

  • Improve your skill to tailor written studies to the needs of the evaluation

  • Translate overview effects into significant therapy recommendations

  • Recognize the diversities in what evaluators from a number of college districts, corporations, and personal practices deliberate to be a finished evaluation

  • Appreciate how your theoretical viewpoint and selection of assessments can impact diagnostic conclusions

  • Determine a document writing variety that meets your needs

Comprehensive Evaluations deftly illustrates how thorough exams aid empirically pinpoint the explanations a scholar is suffering at school, which then permits an evaluator to choose the main applicable lodgings and interventions to assist the scholar succeed.

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RECOMMENDATIONS Reports might also differ in scope and specificity of recommendations. In some reports, whether private or schoolbased, recommendations may be written to cover all areas: cognitive, academic, and behavioral. , math, oral language, behavior, self-advocacy). Reports may include general interventions or suggestions for specific techniques and materials. indd xxxi xxxi diagnostic testing, and assess the specific needs of a student within the educational setting. The goal is to select specific modifications and interventions to enhance an individual’s opportunities for success.

While she was in the emergency room, efforts to intervene with medication were unsuccessful. She was later given phenobarbital, but it was not entirely successful in controlling her seizures and she continued to have episodes every month or two. Between the ages of 6 months and 3 years, Susie had seizures at varying intervals, from none to several within a month. She has been prescribed Keppra, Trileptal, and Zonegran at different times and in different combinations and dosages. Throughout, EEGs, MRIs, and CT scans have shown normal brain activity.

For example, spelling requires many skills in all three domains, such as understanding the alphabetic principle and skills in phonemic segmentation, phonics (letter-sound correspondence), orthography (common letter patterns that may or not be phonically regular), fine-motor coordination, and handwriting. Analysis of the student’s responses indicates which of these skills is presenting difficulty. Christina, in fourth grade, spelled all of her words phonetically, so that anyone could decipher what the word was supposed to say, but they were not correct spellings.

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