ERIC Number: ED070237
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
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Evaluating an Integrated Approach to the Management of Cerebral Palsy. Appendix B: Field Test Report of the Eau Claire Functional Abilities Test and the Wolfe-Bluel Socialization Inventory. Volume III of IV. Final Report.
Heal, Laird W.
The appendix examined the measurement instruments developed in the course of the Integrated Management of Cerebral Palsy project to measure functional movements and socialization skills of severly handicapped, nonambulatory cerebral palsied children who had limited speech. The field test sample consisted of 51 cases for the Eau Claire Functional Abilities Test (ECFAT) and 49 cases for the Wolfe-Bluel Socialization Inventory (WBSI). The ECFAT was found to provide a comprehensive coverage of motor skills involved in daily tasks (such as sitting, standing, walking, eating, writing, and dressing) and to evidence high test-retest reliability. The WBSI consisted of 62 items organized along the following seven subscales: self care, environmental orientation, independence, communication, emotional maturity, group interaction, and intellectual growth. Both instruments were found to have validity, comprehensive scope, and outstanding reliability. Functional ability charts for the ECFAT were included. (For related information, see also EC 050 502, EC 050 503, and EC 050 505.) (GW)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Eau Claire.