Publisher: Stephen Dantzig
Publication Date: October 03, 2018
Binding: Kobo eBook
A Guide to the Theory, Administration and Interpretation of the Southern California Scales of Development Scales of Cognition Second Edition is a book written with over a combined 100 years’ experience with developmental educational assessments. The Ordinal Scales is a valid, reliable and cross-cultural assessment tool for all students of any age. The Guide takes a detailed look at the theory behind the scales of cognition as well as how to score and interpret the results. The Ordinal Scales is a criterion referenced assessment based on Piaget’s theories of cognitive development which allows for adaptations that fit the individual needs of the student assessed. The results indicate where the students assessed are functioning across the developmental spectrum from infancy through formal adult logic in a manner that is age independent. Students of any age can be assessed and their performances are compared to specific developmental criteria rather than normative data. The Guide details how to use the Scales with numerous groups of students with special needs, ranging from students with intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, autism, bilingual students and others. The complex interplay between cognition and language development is described with practical applications for working with preschool age students. Educational and vocational implications of the various levels of cognitive development are presented in detail. Safety and money concepts are discussed for the students at a pre-logical level of development. Two mock protocols are presented, scored and interpreted for the reader to access some of the more subtle nuances of performance that can be observed with the Scales. Recommendations are offered at each level of development as well as for students with reading difficulties. The second edition of the Guide ends with a list of suggested materials for readers to use when building their own Scales of Cognition ...