This popular and helpful book provides practicing professionals, students, experienced families, program administrators, and policymakers with knowledge and clear thinking on assessing the development of an infant or young child. It also discusses ideas that will guide research and practical innovations for years to come. New Visions includes the perspectives of parents, clinicians, and technical assistance providers from many backgrounds and disciplines, all leaders in their fields. The book's 18 chapters clearly describe developmental assessment as a process designed to deepen understanding of a child's skills and abilities, and of the caregiving and learning environments most likely to help a child make fullest use of his or her developmental potential. Among the topics covered are the principles and guidelines of developmental assessment developed by Zero to Three; parents' perspectives; contextual perspectives; assessment approaches; and assessment and policy context.
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