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PART I: FOUNDATIONAL CONCEPTS IN ASSESSMENT IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
1. Introduction to Assessment
2. Methods of Assessment and Testing Considerations
3. Basic Statistical Concepts
4. Validity and Reliability
PART II: THE SPECIAL EDUCATION PROCESS
6. Response to Intervention
7. The Child Study Team and Prereferral Strategies
8. The Multidisciplinary Team and Parental Participation in the Assessment Process
9. Assessment of Academic Achievement
10. Assessment of Intelligence
11. Assessment of Behavior
12. Assessment of Perceptual Processing
13. Assessment of Speech and Language
14. Early Childhood Assessment
15. Other Areas of Assessment
16. Determining Whether a Disability Exists
17. Writing a Comprehensive Report in Special Education
18. Eligibility Procedures for Special Education Services
19. Development of the IEP
Dr. Roger Pierangelo is a full-time Associate professor in the Department of Special Education and Literacy at Long Island University. He has been an administrator of special education programs, served for eighteen years as a permanent member of Committees on Special Education, has over thirty years of experience in the public school system as a general education classroom teacher and school psychologist, and serves as a consultant to numerous private and public schools, as well as PTA and Special Education PTA groups. Dr. Pierangelo has also been an evaluator for the New York State Office of Vocational and Rehabilitative Services and a director of a private clinic. He is a New York State-licensed clinical psychologist, a certified school psychologist, and a board certified diplomate fellow in student and adolescent psychology and forensic psychology. Dr. Pierangelo is the executive director of the National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) and an executive director of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals (AASEP). He is also vice president of the National Association of parents with Children in Special Education (NAPCSE). Dr. Pierangelo earned his B.S. from St. John's University, M.S. form Queens College, professional diploma from Queens College, PH.D. from yeshiva University, and diplomate fellow in student and adolescent psychology and forensic psychology from the International College of Professional psychology. Dr. Pierangelo is the author of multiple books in the field of special education, including two coauthored with Dr. Giuliani from Allyn and Bacon titled Transition Services in Special Education: A Practical Approach and Learning Disabilities: A Practical Approach to Foundations, Assessment, Diagnosis, and Teaching.
Dr. George Giuliani is a full-time Associate Professor at Hofstra University's School of Education, Health and Human Services and the Assistant Chairperson of the Counseling, Research, Special Education and Rehabilitation (CRSR) Department. He is also a Special Professor at Hofstra University's School of Law where he teaches Special Education Law. Dr. Giuliani earned his B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross, M.S. from St. John's University, J.D. from City University of New York School of Law and M.A. and Psy.D. from Rutgers University. He earned Board Certification as a Diplomate Fellow in Advanced Child and Adolescent Psychology, Board Certification as a Diplomate Fellow in Forensic Sciences from the International College of Professional Psychology and Board Certification in Special Education from the American Academy of Special Education Professionals. Dr. Giuliani is the Executive Director of The National Association of Special Education Teachers, Executive Director of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, and President of the National Association of Parents with Children in Special Education. He has been a consultant for school districts and early childhood agencies, and has provided numerous workshops for parents, teachers and other professionals on a variety of special education and psychological topics. Dr. Giuliani is the author of multiple books in the field of special education, including two coauthored with Dr. Pierangelo from Allyn and Bacon titled Transition Services in Special Education: A Practical Approach and Learning Disabilities: A Practical Approach to Foundations, Assessment, Diagnosis, and Teaching .