ERIC Number: ED223063
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Family Assessment Process Manual: Child-Family-Community Project and Supplement.
Thomasville Board of Education, GA.
The manual is intended to provide persons working with the families of young handicapped children a basic structure to 1) guide an intake interview, 2) assess the extent to which community support services are being used, 3) formulate action plans, and 4) monitor the accomplishment of treatment objectives. Introductory information includes self appraisal questions for the service provider and an overview of the assessment process. The major portion of the document consists of sample forms and explanatory information concerning the five steps of the assessment process: the family interview form, the parent questionnaire, the resource utilization checklist, the family needs inventory, and the individual family plan. A sample case history of a 5-year-old with behavior problems is used to demonstrate the assessment process and the use of the forms. Following the forms, there is a section which provides additional suggestions coded to components of the family needs inventory; a list of 118 books, pamphlets, audio-visual materials, kits and curricula listed alphabetically by topic; and a list of 33 organizations that work with people with various handicapping conditions. The final section contains blank copies of the forms and an evaluation report of the use of the program assessment process with 162 children in 138 families in Thomasville, Georgia. A videocassette of the Family Assessment Process has been produced to supplement the manual. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Thomasville Board of Education, GA.