ERIC Number: ED167565
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
SEVTC Assessment Scales for Community Integration of the Severely/Profoundly Handicapped. Part IIA. Post-Entry Monitoring Instrument. Preschool Form: Ages Birth Through Eight Years. Part IIB. Post-Entry Monitoring Instrument. Adolescent Adult Form: Ages Eight Through Late Middle Age.
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 living alternative possible (phase 3). The Post Entry Instrument provides a detailed observation-based assessment device for measuring behavioral change and progress during phase two. It has two forms: preschool (birth-through eight years), and adolescent/adult (ages eight through late middle age). Both forms consists of five subscales: motor development, self-help, academic/cognitive, language, and socialization. Each subscale contains a hierarchy of five levels, the lowest representing characteristic behaviors of a minimally functioning individual, and the highest describing independently functioning individuals. Each item appears as a behavioral objective. Scoring depends upon the level at which the individual performs a given item: self-initiated, with verbal, modeling or physical cue; or making no response. Both forms of the Post Entry Instrument are included, along with directions for administering and scoring. (Author/CP)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Rating Scales, Behavioral Objectives, Cognitive Development, Daily Living Skills, Deinstitutionalization (of Disabled), Institutionalized Persons, Language Acquisition, Motor Development, Normalization (Handicapped), Self Care Skills, Severe Disabilities, Social Development, Tests
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Human Development (DHEW) Philadelphia, PA. Region 3. Div. of Developmental Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Virginia Training Center for the Mentally Retarded, Chesapeake, VA.