Assessing Special Needs Children

Special Needs: How to Determine What Needs (if any) Exist
Comparison is a dangerous word to use with students. Special needs children can not be measured with the same stick used for unimpaired students. What we can do is to understand each learner. We can explore options. I've outlined certain special needs 'red flags'. I include a sequenced checklist (not definitive) of age-appropriate behavior: a series of questions. Yes to one to three questions is probably not indicative of a problem. More than three 'yes' answers indicates further testing. Remediation may be...Read more

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