Learning Goal: I'm working on a other discussion question and need a sample draft to help me learn. Objective: Analyze various informal assessment procedures. By their very nature, informal assessment techniques are subjective and thus have a unique role in the assessment process. There are several different techniques that can be useful when conducting an assessment and gathering information, some of which you will learn in this chapter. In your initial discussion post, be sure to also address the following: Define informal assessment procedures and describe some of the ways that they can be used. Describe the two types of observation and give some examples of how you might use observation in a clinical setting. Discuss how the following environmental assessment instruments may be more beneficial than “in office” kinds of instruments: direct observation, situational tests, and environmental assessment instruments.