ERIC Number: ED055380
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Home Care and Management of the Mentally Retarded Child: Basic Skills Assessment.
Vulpe, Shirley German
The assessment battery is intended to establish the mentally retarded child's highest level of performance in each activity as a prerequisite to and planning aid for the development of an occupational therapy-based home training program designed to stimulate the child to operate at maximum ability levels. The battery, with a graduated rating system, encompasses the following six skill areas: basic senses and functions, perceptual motor, fine motor, gross motor, behavioral, and activities of daily living. General and itemized instructions for administration and scoring, and an indication of testing equipment needed, are given. The battery is designed to assess the basic skills of children functioning at levels from 3 months to 6 years of age. See EC 033 393 for a description of how the results of the assessment battery are used in planning the home training programs. (KW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Canadian Association for the Mentally Retarded, Toronto (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Mental Retardation, Toronto (Ontario).