This is a refreshing book on assessment. Instead of focusing on the adequecy of tests, the book focuses on the competence of the the psychologist and the assessment process. While the authors emphasize the developmental psychology of the young child, they provide sound and practical discussions of the implications of PL99-457, models of team assessment and intervention, staging of the assessment, and appropriate assessment tools. I was particularly pleased with their emphasis on shopping for skills' in the assessed child. In summary, I intend to incorporate this book as the centerpiece of my preschool assessment class. It is one of the best books available on the assessment of the young child.' --Roy P. Martin, M.D., University of Georgia, President of Division 16 (School Psychology) of the American Psychological Association
A superb job....This book is perhaps the best example we currently have illustrating very practical, useful ways that school psychologists can improve their knowledge and skills working with preschool children with handicaps and their families....I am especially impressed with the substantive guidepoints and best practice checklists. These alone make this book better than anything else on the market. Master the content of this book, and you will most certainly be head and shoulders above those who have not taken advantage of what Bagnato and Neisworth have achieved in this essential reading' for school psychologists and other early intervention practitioners.' --Carl J. Dunst, Western Carolina Center
About the Author
Stephen J. Bagnato , Childrens Hospital of UCLID, Pittsburgh.