ERIC Number: ED074655
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Development and Application of Intelligence Tests for the Blind: A Research Utilization Conference. Final Report.
Georgia Univ., Athens. Div. for Exceptional Children.
Reported are the proceedings and recommendations of a research conference to improve the development and utilization of intelligence tests for use with blind adults in social and vocational rehabilitation. The following tests are considered: A Haptic Intelligence Scale for the Adult Blind, the Raven Progressive Matrices for Presentation to the Blind, a Test Battery for Use with the Blind--the Vocational Intelligence Scale for the Adult Blind, and the Stanford-Ohwaki-Kohs Tactile Block Design Intelligence Test for the Blind. One purpose of the conference is explained to be the provision of knowledge of the nature of the tests in their current form. Selected recommendations of the conference are that the production and dissemination of the tests be expanded for more general use and that professional psychological examiners be trained to serve as participants in further development of the tests and as test administrators in rehabilitation settings. The conference is reported to have prepared a film and a slide presentation demonstrating each component of the tests. Appendixes give a list of conference participants and information about each test, which generally includes date of research, test developer, purpose, description, administration, and statistical excerpts. (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Demonstration Grants.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Div. for Exceptional Children.