The authors describe the linguistic and cultural issues to consider when assessing students from diverse backgrounds, with a particular focus on children who are from immigrant and refugee families in addition to emerging bilingual learners and children of indigenous peoples. Specific assessment strategies are grounded in new research on the typical developmental trajectories of children who are learning a second language, how second language learning and learning disabilities affect students' academic achievement, the impact of culture and immigration experiences on cognitive, social, and emotional development, and culturally sensitive practice with children, adolescents, and families. The authors also provide a discussion of DSM-5 criteria as they relate to culturally and linguistically diverse children and adolescents.
International in scope, this book reflects the academic, language-learning, and social-emotional needs of immigrant and refugee children in the US, Canada, and other immigrant-receiving countries around the world. Informed by the authors' practice in both school and clinical settings, the book provides a roadmap for assessment that includes critical elements of decision-making in diagnosis and consultation with families and school staff. Replete with case studies, the book reflects a wide range of languages and cultures. It includes checklists and rating scales, lists of questions to be used in clinical decision-making, lists of ""Do's"" and ""Don'ts"" for quick referral, and a ""Myth vs. Fact"" feature in each chapter.
Key Features: Provides a systematic developmental framework for assessment and diagnosis of students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgroundsOffers strategies for assessment in native language and acquired languageGuides practitioners in reporting on assessments and consulting with families and school staffIntegrates current research on development of language and literacy of second language-learning children with discussions of key issues of interpreting assessment dataCovers the academic, language learning, and social-emotional needs of immigrant and refugee children throughout the worldIncludes ""Myth vs. Fact"" feature that discusses and refutes commonly held beliefs about development and assessment of this population
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 490 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm