Best Practices in Early Childhood Assessment

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This webinar will describe the relationship between developmental domains and the importance of assessing the “whole child.”

Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

In order to function effectively in early childhood programs, children should be able to integrate cognitive abilities, language and motor skills, social-emotional and adaptive behavior. If there is a weakness in one of these areas, it is important to understand the child’s strengths and needs in the affected developmental domain. In addition, given the inter-related nature of early development, it is important to understand how an impairment in one domain impacts functioning in other developmental areas. This one-hour webinar will describe the relationship between developmental domains and the importance of assessing the “whole child.” The presenter will describe best practices in early childhood assessment including selecting assessments that are developmentally appropriate, culturally and linguistically responsive, tied to children’s daily activities, inclusive of families, and supported by professional development.