ERIC Number: ED113893
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Manual for the Deaf-Blind Program and Ability Screening Test.
Lyall, J.; And Others
Presented are a manual and a screening test to assist teachers and professionals to determine the functional ability level and individual program needs of deaf blind and multiply handicapped children. It is noted that the individually administered 10-minute test, based on Gesell's developmental theory, consists of items in seven basic developmental areas: vision; hearing; gross motor, fine motor, and self-help skills; communication; and socialization. It is explained that the test can be used to place children at one of the following program levels: basic sensory stimulation for the profoundly disabled (multiply handicapped nonambulatory children confined to bed units); developmental task training for ambulatory children who have secondary handicaps to their deaf-blindness; and training in preacademic and daily living skills for visually and auditorially handicapped children who have greater functional ability. Included in the manual are instructions for test administration and scoring, a list of needed equipment, and brief discussions of special test factors to be considered (such as behavioral characteristics and medication) and the need to obtain further reliability/validity measures. (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ellisville State School, MS. Mississippi Deaf-Blind Evaluation Center.