ERIC Number: ED169727
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Broome Functional Behavior Checklist. Technical Report 79-03.
Grossman's subjective guidelines for identifying different levels of retardation were translated into a scorable functional behavior checklist and administered to 24 institutionalized mentally retarded Ss (age range 17-to-54 years). The guidelines were arranged into the following seven catagories: self-help skills, physical skills, communication, social skills, economic skills, occupation, and self-direction. Results showed that the checklist numerically differentiated among the different levels of retardation and the results from the checklist correlated well with retardation levels determined by more traditional intelligence tests. The therapist can therefore determine a client's level of retardation by observing his functional behavior. (Among appendixes included is Broome's Functional Behavior Checklist.) (Author/PHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Broome Developmental Center, Binghampton, NY.