ERIC Number: ED233542
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
The Performance of Emotionally Disturbed, Hearing Impaired, and Visually Handicapped Children on the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales.
Harrison, Patti L.
The Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales were administered to 134 emotionally disturbed children (9-15 years old), 323 hearing impaired children (6-13 years old), and 185 visually handicapped children (6-13 years old). Respondents were residential program staff familiar with the children's daily activities. Scores were computed for six domains: communication, daily living skills, socialization, motor skills, and two measures of maladaptive behavior. Means and standard deviations are presented across the six domains for each of the three populations. Results indicated that the difference between the visually handicapped and non-handicapped sample was much greater than differences between the other two handicapped samples and the nonhandicapped sample. Greater variability in adaptive behavior scores was noted for hearing impaired and visually impaired samples. In general, the intercorrelations among adaptive behavior domains were higher for the visually impaired sample. Data supported the need for special norming of the Vineland for these populations. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association on Mental Deficiency (107th, Dallas, TX, May 29-June 2, 1983).