ERIC Number: ED069720
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Balthazar Scales of Adaptive Behavior for the Profoundly and Severely Mentally Retarded. A System for Program Evaluation and Development. Section 1: The Scales of Functional Independence. Part Two: Handbook for the Rater Technician.
Balthazar, Earl E.
This handbook provides a general introduction for the rater technician which includes information on working with the more severely mentally retarded and the purpose of the Balthazar Scales of Adaptive Behavior (BSAB). Technician qualifications, methodology, and general rating procedures are also discussed. The use of pre-base-line, base-line, and retest studies and relations with project supervisors or program coordinators are suggested. A section on graphs is included, for example, graphing and diagramming scores, starting the graph, graphs representing program development, and documenting and stockpiling programs. The design, materials, and preparation for the Eating Scales are presented along with item definitions, a supplementary eating checklist, procedure, and scoring. For the Dressing Scales, the design, materials, procedure, standard clothing list, instructions, and steps for dressing and undressing, and scoring are provided. Design, materials, procedure, and scoring for the Toileting Scales are also presented. (JS)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Rating Scales, Check Lists, Eating Habits, Graphs, Guides, Mental Retardation, Paraprofessional Personnel, Program Evaluation, Qualifications, Scoring, Self Care Skills, Supervisors, Test Construction, Test Interpretation
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