ERIC Number: ED221013
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
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Iowa's Severity Rating Scales for Communication Disabilities: Preschool, Ages 2-5 Years.
Freilinger, J. Joseph, Ed.; And Others
The Iowa Severity Rating Scales are designed to provide general guidelines which may be used as a part of the clinical speech and language program to obtain uniform identification of preschool children with communication disabilities. Section 1 contains definitions, an explanation of the severity classification (a 5 point scale ranging from 0 for normal to 4 or 4+ for disorder), and a brief description of the severity rating scales. Section 2 consists of the severity rating scales common to all ages in the areas of attending skills, fluency, voice, and environmental factors. Sections 3 and 4 offer severity rating scales for the 4 to 5 and 3 to 4 year old child respectively and cover the areas of receptive language, expressive language, and articulation. Sections 5 and 6 offer rating scales in expressive language for the 2.5 to 3 year old and 2 to 2.5 year old child. Scales for each area list the characteristics necessary to obtain each rating between 0 and 5. It is explained that a rating in excess of 4 can be achieved if the child displays problems in more than one parameter. For example, if a child receives a rating of 4 (disorder) in articulation and a 3 (deviation) in language, there would be a possible total rating of 7 indicating a higher priority for service. (SW)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
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Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Div. of Special Education.