Pathways to Assessment of Learning: A Family-Centered, Culturally Responsive Approach to Transdisciplinary Assessment in Early Childhood Parental engagement in all aspects of the assessment process of their young child increases the reliability and validity of information gathered and shared. This article will describe a transdisciplinary assessment team framework that effectively engages each and every family in all aspects of the assessment process using person-centered planning strategies. ... Article
Article  |   July 01, 2011
Pathways to Assessment of Learning: A Family-Centered, Culturally Responsive Approach to Transdisciplinary Assessment in Early Childhood
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  • Susan Moore
    Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • Anne Hyde-Smith
    Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • Camilla Pratt
    Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • Rosemary McKight
    Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
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Article   |   July 01, 2011
Pathways to Assessment of Learning: A Family-Centered, Culturally Responsive Approach to Transdisciplinary Assessment in Early Childhood
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, July 2011, Vol. 18, 40-46. doi:10.1044/lle18.2.40
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, July 2011, Vol. 18, 40-46. doi:10.1044/lle18.2.40

Parental engagement in all aspects of the assessment process of their young child increases the reliability and validity of information gathered and shared. This article will describe a transdisciplinary assessment team framework that effectively engages each and every family in all aspects of the assessment process using person-centered planning strategies. The framework facilitates effective planning for next steps, strategies, and resources for the child and family in intervention and/or educational planning.

Acknowledgment
Pathways: A Child and Family Journey, Pathways: A Team Process, and Pathways: First Steps are available for download at http://slhs.colorado.edu. The authors would like to acknowledge the children and families who have experienced the Pathways process and significantly contributed to its evolution, as well as former team members who contributed to this ongoing work.
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