ERIC Number: ED167564
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
SEVTC Assessment Scales for Community Integration of the Severely/Profoundly Handicapped. Part I. Pre-Entry Screening Instrument.
Southeastern Virginia Training Center for the Mentally Retarded, Chesapeake, VA.
To promote the deinstitutionalization of mentally retarded individuals, a three-phase assessment prescription system has been developed. It conceptualizes return to the community as a series of transfers from a restrictive non-programmatic environment (phase one) through specialized short-term program-oriented rehabilitation (phase 2) to the least restrictive lively alternatives (phase 3). The Pre-Entry Screening Instrument is designed for time-efficient screening and the selection of appropriate candidates for phase two. The Instrument is used to interview a parent or a staff member who has worked with the individual for at least three months. It uses a criterion referenced response-contingent format. These skill areas are assessed: language, personal hygiene, toilet training, dressing, undressing, table behavior, and gross motor skills. Each of these areas measures individual competence in five specific subskills which are formulated as behavior statements. A skill profile chart summarizes the data gathered on the Instrument. Two accompanying data sheets are used in the interview: a Maladaptive Behavior Checklist, and an Independent Living Checklist. Background information can be collected using other data sheets. The Instrument, all data collection sheets, and instructions for administering and scoring are included. (Author/CP)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Virginia Training Center for the Mentally Retarded, Chesapeake, VA.