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Collaborative Assessment: Working with Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, Including Those with Additional Disabilities (Paperback)

Proven, successful techniques at your fingertips!

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Description of Collaborative Assessment

Based on proven successful techniques developed by the assessment team of the California School for the Blind, Collaborative Assessment shows how close collaboration enriches the assessment process and ensures its effectiveness, providing benefits for the student and the professional as well.
Full of checklists, tip sheets, and sample reports, this book belongs in the hands of every professional involved in performing an educational assessment for students who are blind or visually impaired, including:

  • general and special education teachers
  • teachers of visually impaired students
  • orientation and mobility specialists
  • psychologists
  • speech and language specialists
  • school administrators


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Paperback Product Details:

Pages: 430 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-89128-869-5
Publisher: AFB Press
Year of publication: 2003
Availability: ships in 3-4 days; allow time for mailing

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Editorial Review:

Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindess--Carol A. Layton
All professionals who work with students with visual impairments ought to read this book and highlight various sections for distribution to other IEP team members as guides and valuable resources. All members of IEP teams, including parents, are encouraged to read the book in its entirety and to recommend various pieces, when appropriate, to prepare personnel for their role on the IEP team. This book prepares others to take part not only in assessment, but in the subsequent development of accurate and appropriate IEP goals. In short, Collaborative Assessment offers a sufficient base of knowledge for participation in the assessment and IEP processes that should enhance the education of students with visual impairments.
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Eleven chapters by educators, administrators, psychologists, and speech-language pathologists each focus on a specific part of the assessment process, such as the role of the administrator, preparation, vision assessment, education, psychological assessment, speech and language assessment, technology, and reporting. Appendices include report forms, checklists, and other assessment tools. The book is intended to be accessible to both professionals and the families of students with visual impairments.

Book Contributors:

Frances K. Liefert, M.A., J. Richard Russo, M.A., Joan Anderson, MS.Ed., Lizbeth A. Barclay, M.A., Marsha A. Silver, M.S., Sharon Z. Sacks
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