Basic Skills Checklists: Teacher-friendly Assessment for Students with Autism Or Special Needs

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Future Horizons, 2008 - Education - 53 pages
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Basic Skills Checklists is an easy-to-use, informal assessment tool that brings method to the madness of classroom assessment. It focuses on pre-academic, readiness, and academic skills expected from learners in the early elementary years. Author and experienced teacher Marlene Breitenbach developed these helpful checklists in special-needs and inclusive classrooms while serving children with autism and other developmental disabilities.

The checklists have been used by resource teachers, special educators, mainstream teachers, and paraprofessionals. Simple, customizable charts make it easy to record children's progress in skill areas such as basic concepts, reading/language, math, fine motor, and independence. This flexible tool is great for one-on-one or group assessment!

These checklists will help educators:

  • Identify current skills and problem areas
  • Develop appropriate, realistic learning objectives
  • Create individualized programs
  • Monitor and measure progress over time
  • Keep clear records for the IEP team and future teachers
  • Assess over 40 different skills!


Helpful sections include:

  • Administrattion
  • Checklists
  • Basic Concepts
  • Reading and Language Arts
  • Math
  • Fine Motor
  • Independence
  • Parent Checklists


 

 

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Marlene Breitenbach, M.S.Ed., BCBA is a special educator and consultant with over 25 years of experience teaching children with autism and severe disabilities. She is currently Special Education Autism Coordinator at the Department of Education in Price Edward Island, Canada, where she provides academic/behavioral assessment and individualized program support for students in inclusive settings. Marlene also conducts staff training and was an invited member of the Consensus Panel selected by the New York State Department of Heath.

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