Basic Skills Checklists (Spiral)

Teacher-Friendly Assessment for Students with Autism or Special Needs

By Marlene Breitenbach

Future Horizons, 9781932565751, 53pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2008

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Basic Skills Checklists is an easy-to-use, informal assessment tool that provides a systematic method for tracking student skills.

This book focuses on pre-academic, readiness, and academic skills expected from learners in the early elementary years. Author and experienced teacher Marlene Breitenbach developed these helpful checklists in special-needs and inclusive classrooms while serving children with autism and other developmental disabilities. The checklists have been used by classroom and resource teachers, special educators and paraprofessionals. Simple, customizable charts make it easy to record children's progress in skill areas such as basic concepts, early literacy and math, fine motor, and independent school routines. This flexible tool is great for one-on-one or group assessment

These checklists will help educators:

Identify current skills and problem areas Develop appropriate, realistic learning objectives Create individualized programs Monitor and measure progress over time Keep clear records for the IEP team and future teachers

About the Author

Marlene Breitenbach, M.S.Ed., BCBA is a special educator and consultant with over 25 years of experience teaching children with autism and severe disabilities. She is currently Special Education Autism Coordinator at the Department of Education in Price Edward Island, Canada, where she provides academic/behavioral assessment and individualized program support for students in inclusive settings. Marlene also conducts staff training and was an invited member of the Consensus Panel selected by the New York State Department of Heath.

Praise For Basic Skills Checklists: Teacher-Friendly Assessment for Students with Autism or Special Needs

"The checklist is an excellent starting point when you begin with a new student ... it is a resource that one can refer back to throughout the year." Tanya Jenkins "First Grade Teacher"

“I love this book! We have given it to all our schools in District 2.”
Donna Legacy, Resource Support Teacher

“Marlene is a gifted teacher…I am grateful for this book and use it regularly.”
Wendy Hamill, Resource Teacher for Autism