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Academic Assessment  

Edward S. Shapiro, Jaime Benson, Nathan Clemens, and Karen L. Gischlar

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Feb 2011
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Nov 2012
The assessment of academic skills is an essential and critical component of the life of all schools. Like the assessment of other areas of functioning, assessment of academic skills needs ... More

Academic Interventions: What School Psychologists Need to Know for Their Assessment and Problem Solving Consultation Roles  

Virginia W. Berninger, Michel Fayol, and Nicole Alston–Abel

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Feb 2011
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Nov 2012
This chapter provides an overview of critical concepts about academic interventions that school psychologists can apply in their assessment (prevention and diagnosis) and problem solving ... More

Assessment of Classroom Environments  

Maribeth Gettinger, Clarissa J. Schienebeck, Stephanie Seigel, and Laura J. Vollmer

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Feb 2011
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Nov 2012
The quality of classroom environments is a central variable in determining behavioral and learning outcomes of students. This chapter reviews learning environment research that links ... More

Assessment of Externalizing Behavioral Deficits  

Robert J. Volpe and Sandra M. Chafouleas

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Feb 2011
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Nov 2012
Given the considerable amount of research attention that has been provided to externalizing behavioral deficits, a wide array of assessment methodologies is available to reliably assess ... More

Assessment of Internalizing Behavioral Deficits  

Randy W. Kamphaus and Kristen L. Mays

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Feb 2011
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Nov 2012
The purpose of this chapter is to provide an overview of the assessment of internalizing problems in children and adolescents. The chapter consists of three sections. The first section ... More

The Clinical Interview in Mathematics Assessment and Intervention: The Case of Fractions  

Zheng Zhou

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Feb 2011
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Nov 2012
Research from both domestic and international assessments has revealed the problematic nature of mathematics instruction and assessment practice. The method of standardized testing is ... More

The Development and Model of Therapeutic Assessment with Children: Application to School-Based Assessment  

Deborah J. Tharinger, Lauren S. Krumholz, Cynthia A. Austin, and May Matson

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Feb 2011
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Nov 2012
Therapeutic Assessment (TA) is a relatively new model of psychological assessment that, in addition to offering the benefits of a traditional assessment, also serves as a collaborative, ... More

Evidence-based Practice and Autism Spectrum Disorders  

Susan M. Wilczynski, Laura Fisher, Leslie Sutro, Jennifer Bass, Dipti Mudgal, Victoria Zeiger, Lauren Christian, and Jesse Logue

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Feb 2011
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Nov 2012
This chapter provides an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and reviews a number of interventions for ASD that are well supported in the research literature. The informed ... More

Functional Assessment of Behavior  

Mark W. Steege, Tonya S. Watson, and T. Steuart Watson

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Feb 2011
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Nov 2012
Functional behavioral assessment (FBA) refers to a wide range of methodologies whose primary purposes are to identify the individual and environmental variables that directly influence ... More

International Development of School Psychology  

Bonnie Kaul Nastasi and Kris Varjas

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Feb 2011
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Nov 2012
The chapter explores converging international forces that provide the context for future development of school psychology, examines the current status of school psychology internationally, ... More

Social Skills Assessment and Intervention  

Richard J. Cowan

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Feb 2011
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Nov 2012
In a culture driven by legislation such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act and No Child Left Behind, indices of accountability often focus on student ... More

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