ERIC Number: ED394271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Bedomning Av Kommunikativ Formaga Hos Personer Med Utvecklingsstorning. Teknik, Kommunikation, Handikapp Forskningsrapport nr 12 (Assessment of the Communicative Ability in Persons with Mental Retardation. Technology, Communication, Disability Research Report No. 12). TeleCommunity, RACE 2033 (Research in Advanced Communications Technologies in Europe).
Brodin, Jane; Thurfjell, Fredrik
This report was developed as part of a Swedish study to examine whether videotelephones can be used to develop the communicative ability of individuals with mental retardation and whether access to telecommunications increased the possibilities of social integration. Communication was viewed as sharing a feeling, action, or experience with another person. This part of the study focused on designing an assessment form for assessing the communicative competence of individuals with moderate mental retardation and testing of the form by 10 speech pathologists working with adults with mental retardation. Results showed that the form functions effectively only if several persons who know the disabled person well participate in the assessment procedure and combine this with information from the participant him/herself. A copy of the assessment form is appended. (Contains 62 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Adults, Communication Skills, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Language Acquisition, Measurement Techniques, Moderate Mental Retardation, Speech Language Pathology, Test Construction
Lararhogskolan i Stockholm, Institutionen for specialpedagogik, Box 47308, 100 74 Stockholm, Sweden.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stockholm Univ. (Sweden). Inst. of Education.