ERIC Number: ED222005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Gathering Information from Parents.
Vandiviere, Patricia; Bailey, Pamela W.
Intended for administrators and staff members of programs that serve young handicapped children and their parents, the booklet provides descriptions of information gathering procedures useful in helping program personnel learn about and work with parents. The document is organized into three major sections: assessment of parent needs for information and assistance, assessment of parent change or progress, and assessment of parent reaction to program services for themselves and for their children. Each section begins with a brief introduction presenting suggestions and cautions concerning the assessment instruments. Within each section are a series of abstracts which describe an array of methods for gathering information. Abstracts contain the following information: title, author(s), source from which measure can be obtained, variables assessed, type of measure, respondent(s), description of measure (including sample items), and administration schedule. Twenty-one assessment instruments are covered, including Needs Assessment Inventory, Professional's Assessment of Parent Needs and Progress, Desired Parent Outcomes Rating Scale, Monthly Parent Advisor Evaluation Form, Parent/Family Involvement Index, Readiness Levels of Parents, Skills Inventory for Parents, Parent Attitude Assessment, and Parent Questionnaire--Preschool Handicapped Program. (SW)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Technical Assistance Development System.
Note: For related documents, see EC 150 072-077.