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Thursday, October 3 • 9:15am - 10:45am
Partnering with Families for Assessment of Children who Immigrants and Refugees

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An overview of evidence-based practices for collaborating with families during screening and assessment of children who are language minorities will be provided. The development of intercultural competence, working with cultural liaisons/interpreters, using culturally relevant authentic assessments to capture valid data on child's strengths and needs will be discussed.


Dr. Serra Acar

Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston
Dr. Acar is an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Her research includes culturally and linguistically responsive assessment practices in early intervention/early childhood special education.

Sheresa Boone Blanchard

East Carolina University

Thursday October 3, 2019 9:15am - 10:45am CDT