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Pain in the assessment

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What is the real purpose of doing an assessment? Is it to compare how a person is to the norm? If so, where will that lead to? What can be done with information identifying a person's weaknesses? Can you build goals on what a person cannot do? What is this doing for my child?

These are the questions I began to ask myself as my husband and I sat in a three-hour session with twelve professionals telling us what our child cannot do. This article explores the assessment process of a person with disability and looks at how an assessment should be painful but have purpose and not a negative impact for a person with disability. 

Author
Colleen Tomko
Source
Kids Together Inc
Publisher
Publication Date
1 January 1970
Category
Parents, Professionals, Teachers, Families
Keywords
Assessment,
Origin
United States

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