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Physical Examination and Health Assessment, 6th Edition
Carolyn Jarvis

Saunders, 2011

With an easy-to-read approach and unmatched learning support, Physical Examination & Health Assessment, 6th Edition offers a clear, logical, and holistic approach to physical exam across the lifespan. Detailed illustrations, summary checklists, and new learning resources ensure that you learn all the skills you need to know. This gold standard in physical exam reflects what is going on in nursing today with coverage of emerging trends and new ...


Admission Assessment Exam Review, 3e

Elsevier, 2012

Passing your admission assessment exam is the first step on the journey to becoming a successful health professional - make sure you're prepared with Admission Assessment Exam Review, 3 rd Edition from the testing experts at HESI! It offers complete content review and nearly 400 practice questions on the topics typically found on admission exams, including math, reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, biology, chemistry, anatomy and ...


Assessment for Reading Instruction, Second Edition (Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy)
Michael C. McKenna, Katherine A. Dougherty Stahl

The Guilford Press, 2008

Widely adopted for course use, this trusted teacher guide combines crucial background knowledge with hands-on tools. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book features more than two dozen reproducibles. It covers all the essentials of planning, administering, scoring, and interpreting a wide range of formal and informal assessments. Helpful examples illustrate effective ways to evaluate K/n-/8 students' strengths and weaknesses in ...


Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance:The Janda Approach
Phillip Page, Clare Frank, ...

Human Kinetics, 2009

Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance: The Janda Approach blends postural techniques, neurology, and functional capabilities in order to alleviate chronic musculoskeletal pain and promote greater functionality. Developed by Vladimir Janda, respected neurologist and physiotherapist , the Janda approach presents a unique perspective to rehabilitation. In contrast to a more traditional structural view, the Janda approach is ...


Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom
Carol Ann Tomlinson, Tonya R. Moon

Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development, 2013

Carol Ann Tomlinson and Tonya R. Moon take an in-depth look at assessment and show how differentiation can improve the process in all grade levels and subject areas. After discussing differentiation in general, the authors focus on how differentiation applies to various forms of assessment--pre-assessment, formative assessment, and summative assessment--and to grading and report cards. Readers learn how differentiation can --Capture student ...


Assessment in Special Education: A Practical Approach (4th Edition)
Roger A. Pierangelo, George A. Giuliani

Pearson, 2012

Unique in its perspective, the fourth edition of Assessment in Special Education covers assessments for every disability type while examining each stage of the assessment process. Unlike other books, it is organized chronologically and moves sequentially through response to intervention, to prereferral strategies, to assessments, to report writing, to development of the IEP.   Chapters discuss the most current and reliable assessment ...


Assessment Procedures for Counselors and Helping Professionals (7th Edition)
Robert J. Drummond, Karyn D. Jones

Pearson, 2009

A proven classic in the field and the leading text in assessment for counselors, the newest edition of Assessment Procedures for Counselors and Helping Professionals has been completely updated and expanded to offer more thorough coverage of assessment methods. Among the new and expanded material is coverage of psychometric and statistical concepts; new and revised tests, inventories, and scales; relevant ethical and legal issues; contemporary ...


Classroom Assessment for Student Learning: Doing It Right - Using It Well (2nd Edition) (Assessment Training ...
Jan Chappuis, Rick J. Stiggins, ...

Pearson, 2011

Click here to take a guided tour of the Second Edition! Classroom Assessment  for Student Learning, 2/e is a combination textbook and workbook grounded in research shown to increase student motivation and learning through improved classroom assessment. This user-friendly, practical book is full of real-world examples of what assessment for learning looks like in today’s classrooms. Presented in a format appropriate for use by ...


Pearson Nursing Reviews & Rationales: Health & Physical Assessment (Reviews and Rationales)
MaryAnn Hogan, Mary Jean Je Ricci MSN RN, ...

Prentice Hall, 2010

Essential for course review and NCLEX review, this resource is a complete, concentrated outline of Nursing Assessment. Each chapter contains objectives, pre- and post-tests with rationales, vocabulary review, practice to pass exercises, critical thinking case studies, as well as NCLEX alerts. Prentice Hall's Nursing Reviews & Rationales Series includes a bonus NCLEX-RN® Test Prep Companion Websit , to provide additional review. Content ...


Genograms: Assessment and Intervention (Third Edition) (Norton Professional Books)
Monica McGoldrick, Randy Gerson, ...

W. W. Norton & Company, 2008

Widely used by both family therapists and all health care professionals, the genogram is a graphic way of organizing the mass of information gathered during a family assessment and finding patterns in the family system for more targeted treatment. Now updated and expanded in its third edition, and featuring revised genograms for easier reading, reflecting the growing and widespread use of genograms for clinical intervention, this best-selling ...


Where to Start and What to Ask: An Assessment Handbook
Susan Lukas

W. W. Norton & Company, 1993

A "sink or swim" philosophy frequently prevails in mental health settings today. As a life raft for beginners and their supervisors, Where to Start and What to Ask provides all the necessary tools for garnering information from clients. Lukas also offers a framework for thinking about that information and formulating a thorough assessment. This indispensable book helps therapeutic neophytes organize their approach to the initial phase of ...


Health & Physical Assessment in Nursing (2nd Edition)
Donita D'Amico, Colleen Barbarito

Prentice Hall, 2011

This up-to-date text will help beginning nursing students master essential physical and health assessment skills, and integrate those skills with critical thinking, nursing processes, age span development, culture, and health promotion. HEALTH & PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT IN NURSING, 2/e systematically prepares students for success: readers first learn each technique; then demonstrate their skills; and finally, practice and test themselves. ...


Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning (2nd Edition) (Assessment Training Institute, Inc.)
Jan Chappuis

Pearson, 2014

In Seven Strategies of Assessment Learning , author Jan Chappuis gives K to 12 classroom teachers an incisive look at seven practical strategies structured around three essential questions—Where am I going? Where am I now? and How can I close the gap? Complete with research-based recommendations about assessment practices for improving student achievement, the book is sequenced to help teachers easily weave formative assessment practices into ...


Assessment in Counseling: A Guide to the Use of Psychological Assessment Procedures
Anne Marie Wheeler, Burt Bertram

Amer Counseling Assn, 2012

Now more user-friendly than ever, while continuing the legacy of excellence that Albert Hood and Richard Johnson began, the latest version of this best-selling text updates students and practitioners on the basic principles of psychological assessment, recent changes in assessment procedures, and the most widely used tests relevant to counseling practice today. Hays walks the reader through every stage of the assessment process and provides ...


Assessment of Children and Youth with Special Needs (4th Edition)
Libby G. Cohen, Loraine J. Spenciner

Pearson, 2010

Written in a straightforward, accessible manner, Assessment of Children and Youth, Fourth Edition emphasizes contemporary, practical, and authentic approaches and proven techniques of widely-used tests and measures on special education classroom assessment. Readers will be given the most current information on assessment approaches, research-based practices, and federal mandates related to assessment of students with disabilities, ages 3 - 20. ...


Physical Examination & Health Assessment, Student Laboratory Manual, 6th Edition
Carolyn Jarvis

Saunders, 2011

Reinforce your understanding of essential examination and assessment skills and with this lab manual companion to Carolyn Jarvis' Physical Examination and Health Assessment, 6 th Edition . A wide variety of checklists, activities, and exercises challenge you to apply your knowledge and provide hands-on practice. A variety of review questions and study activities test your understanding of key points and procedures: Short answer ...


Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children, Adolescents, and Families: Practitioners Share Their Most ...
Liana Lowenstein

Champion Press, 2008

In this comprehensive resource, highly acclaimed author Liana Lowenstein has compiled an impressive collection of techniques from experienced practitioners. Interventions are outlined for engaging, assessing, and treating children of all ages and their families. Activities address a range of issues including, Feelings Expression, Social Skills, Self-Esteem, and Termination. A must have for mental health professionals seeking to add creative ...


Assessment Clear and Simple: A Practical Guide for Institutions, Departments, and General Education
Barbara E. Walvoord

Jossey-Bass, 2010

Assessment Clear and Simple is a concise, step-by-step guide for the assessment process. This practical book provides cost-efficient and useful tools that fulfill the requirements of accreditation agencies, legislatures, and review boards to ensure a simple, successful assessment process. In an easy-to-read manner, Walvoord explores planning, budgeting, and changes in curriculum, pedagogy, and programming. The new edition addresses using ...


Embedded Formative Assessment
Dylan Wiliam

Solution Tree, 2011

If we are to maintain our status as one of the world's leading economies and secure our economic futures, and if we want our students to thrive in the impossibly complex, unpredictable world of the 21st century, we must concentrate on increasing educational achievement by increasing the quality of the teachers in our schools. The author faces this challenge head-on by making a case for the important role of formative assessment in increasing ...


Assessment Essentials: Planning, Implementing, and Improving Assessment in Higher Education (The Jossey-Bass ...
Trudy W. Banta, Catherine A. Palomba

Jossey-Bass, 2014

A comprehensive expansion to the essential higher education assessment text This second edition of Assessment Essentials updates the bestselling first edition, the go-to resource on outcomes assessment in higher education. In this thoroughly revised edition, you will find, in a familiar framework, nearly all new material, examples from more than 100 campuses, and indispensable descriptions of direct and indirect assessment methods that have ...



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