ERIC Number: ED310566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Assessment and Rehabilitation of Severely Socially Deprived Deaf Adults.
Rodda, Michael; And Others
The paper discusses specific concerns and issues related to the assessment of profoundly deaf clients. Data on 11 profoundly deaf clients are used to illustrate the problems involved in assessment, and practical strategies for assessment are presented. One case study is detailed. The importance of assessing functional communication skills is stressed. The use of a checklist of communication skills, assessment of interpreter reliability, and use of both hearing American Sign Language interpreters and deaf reverse skills interpreters are suggested. Other useful evaluation measures are noted, including the Test of Communication Skill, assessment of vocalization using traditional techniques of speech pathologists, intelligence tests, the Woodcock Reading Mastery Tests, and the KeyMath Diagnostic Arithmetic Test. The rigid use of formalized normative tests is deemed to be inappropriate in cases involving severely socially deprived deaf adults. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Baine, David, Ed.; And Others. Alternative Futures for the Education of Students with Severe Disabilities (Edmonton, Canada, May 6-8, 1987). For proceedings, see EC 220 763; for other selected papers, see ED 220 764-782.