ERIC Number: ED056454
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
The Development and Evaluation of a Video-Tape Protocol for the Examination of Multicapped Deaf-Blind Children.
Donlon, Edward T.; Curtis, W. Scott
Due to the belief that written communication about a deaf blind child among professional examiners and treatment agencies can be more accurate and precise, the experimenters developed and evaluated a video tape protocol for the examination of the communication skills of 20 multiply handicapped deaf blind children, who ranged from 3 to 8 years in age. The video tape project stresses interaction of the experimenters with numerous professional consultants and judges experienced in management, education, examination, and evaluation of multiply handicapped children. Prototype development utilizes Behavior Stimulation Procedures (BSP) which consist of five 10-minute units: unstructured orientation of child in examining area, child's task orientation and ability to perform simple eveyday tasks, stimulus orientation in which the child is bombarded with sensory stimuli, interpersonal orientation, and interview with person working with child. Ten consultant judges, using a prototype video tape procedure and behavior rating scale, which consists of the following eight behavior categories: auditory, visual, tactile, and gustatory-olfactory receptive behaviors; and object centered, people centered, tactile motor expressive, and oral expressive communication (see EC 040 600 for scale), evaluate each 10-minute segment of the 20 films, yielding 8000 discrete data items. Project evaluation indicates the films are successful. (CB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens.; Syracuse Univ., NY.