The National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning produces the Head Start Disabilities Services Newsletter, which is dedicated to staff working with young children with disabilities and their families. This page provides current and past issues of the newsletter.
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Assessment is the process of gathering information to make decisions. Ongoing child assessment involves keeping track of a child’s progress or change and determining the effectiveness of the teaching practices or other supports being implemented. Read this newsletter for information about how program staff can collect usable assessment information to help individualize their teaching practices.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder characterized by social, communication, and behavioral strengths and challenges. Children diagnosed with ASD show behaviors and delays in social communication skills and restricted and repetitive interests. However, each child has unique strengths and challenges across the autism spectrum. Read this newsletter to learn about important considerations when selecting learning goals and planning for highly individualized instruction.
Resource Type: Article
National Centers: Early Childhood Development, Teaching and Learning
Audience: Teachers and Caregivers
Last Updated: December 16, 2022