Co-Author: Susan Benner
Co-Author: Joan Grim
Author info: Benner is director of the graduate school of education in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. Grim is a faculty lecturer in the college’s department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education.
Publication Date: October 2012
Synopsis: This book helps prepare teachers for the task of evaluating the skills of infants, toddlers, and preschool children with developmental delays and those considered at risk to experience developmental delays or difficulties. A child’s environment is a critical consideration when focusing on assessment, and the authors explore the important issues of family resources, health, multidimensional environmental influences, economic deprivation, and domestic violence on infant and child development. The book conveys a sense of respect for parents, the powerful influence assessment results can and do have in the lives of young children with special needs, and an understanding of the complexity of child development, progression, and measurement.