ERIC Number: ED131638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Testing for Impaired, Disabled, and Handicapped Individuals.
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC.
Intended for individuals working with the handicapped, the guide provides information about physical fitness tests, perceptual-motor scales, and developmental profiles. Covered in an introductory section are the rationale and relevance of testing, basic concepts about tests, interpretation of test results, adapted physical education programs, and ways to stimulate performance improvement. Testing information is divided into four main sections: physical fitness concepts, considerations, and tests; motor ability, perceptual-motor development, and psychomotor tests; developmental profiles; and locally developed assessment devices. Brief summaries are provided for each test which include information about where the test is available, specific characteristics of the test in terms of what is measured and how it is measured, administrative considerations, and general comments. Among the tests examined are the following: Kraus-Weber Tests of Minimum Muscular Fitness, Basic Motor Abilities Test for Retardates, Physical Ability Rating Scale, Kindergarten Auditory Screening Test, Denver Developmental Screening Test, Sensory-Motor Training of the Profoundly Retarded, Psychomotor Function in the Mentally Retarded. Also provided are summary charts for evaluating specific strengths and weaknesses of individuals. (SBH)
Descriptors: Developmental Tasks, Elementary Secondary Education, Handicapped Children, Mental Retardation, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Physical Fitness, Preschool Education, Test Interpretation, Test Reviews, Test Selection, Testing
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Recreation, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($3.95)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC.