Module%20I - Categorizationand ClassificationApproaches

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    Categorization and  Classification Approaches Categorize by similarities or differences Approaches to classification Categorical Multi-categorical Noncategorical
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    Mental Measurement Attempts to make subjective opinions about  learning/behavioral differences objective Used in eligibility determinations Types of instruments Intelligence test – measures processing abilities Achievement test – measures academic  performance Bias in testing
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Definition of  Labeling  (Hobbs,1975) Labeling - The assignment of a child to a  category and public communication of the  way that child is categorized.
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    Disability vs. Handicap Disability - Reduced function of or loss of a particular body part or organ. Handicap - Limitations imposed on a person with a disability so that there are educational, personal, social, vocational, and/or other problems when interacting with the environment.
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    Sociological Perspective
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