ERIC Number: ED345455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
An Assessment Instrument for Families: Evaluating Community-Based Residential Programs for Individuals with Deaf-Blindness.
Helen Keller National Center - Technical Assistance Center, Sands Point, NY.
This community living assessment tool for parents of children with deaf-blindness was developed to help parents identify the strengths and weaknesses of their child's residential program using a user-friendly instrument. Three areas of assessment are covered: physical attributes of the home, available resources for promoting capabilities, and philosophy of the service agency. Physical attributes of the home involve general appearance, atmosphere, environmental adaptations, and location. The section on resources for promoting capabilities emphasizes evaluation of staff, the planning process, the individualized program, communication strategies, evaluation procedures, and medical/support services. The philosophy of the agency is evaluated through consideration of policies, values, realization of values, residents, and parental involvement. At the beginning of the book, users prioritize each area of the assessment in rank order, and a summary sheet at the end of the book then provides an overall picture of the quality of the program. (JDD)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Helen Keller National Center - Technical Assistance Center, Sands Point, NY.