ERIC Number: ED239428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Validation Studies of the Five P's. The Five P's: A New Handicapped Preschool Children's Assessment Tool.
Hicks, John S.
This paper reports the results of the validity studies done on the Five P's (Parent/Professional Preschool Performance Profile), an assessment tool for parents and teachers developed by the Variety Preschooler's Workshop (Syosset, New York) to rate young handicapped children functioning between birth and 5 years of age on their observed performance in five areas of development: (1) routines and self-help skills, (2) motor, (3) language, (4) social, and (5) cognitive development. The validity studies focused on the correlations of the teacher's rating of 14 of the Five P's scales with scores on established tests including selected subscales of the Preschool Attainment Record; California Preschool Social Comptency Scale; the Developmental Test of Visual Motor Integration; subscales of the McCarthy Scale; subscales of the Burkes Behavior Rating Scale; the Carrow Test for the Auditory Comprehension of Language; the Bzoch-League REEL scale; a Mean Length of Utterance measure; and the Leiter scale. The validity coefficients for all 14 subscales were in the .50 to .70 range. The results indicate strong evidence that the Five P's is a valid teacher observation instrument which measures important aspects of the young handicapped child's behaviors and skills. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Parent Professional Preschool Performance Profile
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (91st, Anaheim, CA, August 26-30,1983).