Involvement of Parents in Early Childhood Assessment

  • Robert Sheehan
Part of the Perspectives in Developmental Psychology book series (PDPS)


The involvement of parents in the assessment of their infants and preschoolers is a topic that generates much heated discussion among professionals in early childhood special education. Many professionals, especially those trained in the rigors of psychological measurement and test construction argue vehemently that parents lack the necessary objectivity and training to provide accurate assessment data on their children. Some clinicians also argue that parents should not be encouraged to assess their children, as such activity only provides the impetus for a pressure-cooker relationship between parents and children.


Parental Involvement Handicapped Child Educational Planning Developmental Profile Instructional Planning 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Sheehan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Foundation and Curriculum, College of EducationCleveland State UniversityClevelandUSA

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