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ERIC Number: ED178574
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Texas Environmental Adaptation Measure: Adaptive Behavior in Sociocultural, Emotional Environments.
Scott, Leigh S.
The Texas Environmental Adaptation Measure (TEAM), a four-part instrument, is designed to assess children's adaptive behavior as it relates to their sociocultural and emotional environments. TEAM is intended to determine the eligibility of these children for special education classes and to provide information for individualizing their instruction. TEAM is comprised of four parts: (1) two measures of children's social-emotional environment; (2) one personality measure; and (3) one measure of children's adaptive behavior. TEAM is administered as a one-hour home interview. The social environment measures are composed of sociocultural history and family dynamics sections. Six areas are investigated in the adaptive behavior section: autonomous activities, mechanical skills, play and recreation, communication and social skills, responsibility, and economic activity. The Adaptive Behavior Assessment of TEAM has been standardized on a random sample of 545 students from Corpus Christi, Texas. The sample represents males and females; ages 5 through 16; three ethnic/racial groups; and high and low socioeconomic status. (MH)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Age Differences, Anglo Americans, Blacks, Diagnostic Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Adjustment, Family Environment, Individual Characteristics, Interviews, Mexican Americans, Research Reports, Social Adjustment, Socioeconomic Status, Standardized Tests, Test Construction, Testing, Whites
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Texas Environmental Adaptation Measure
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (86th, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 28-September 1, 1978)