ERIC Number: ED315971
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing and Developing the Adaptive Functioning of Handicapped Children and Youth. Final Report [October 1984-September 1987].
Bruininks, Robert H.
The project sought to clarify the nature and structure of adaptive functioning and to address methodological issues in its assessment, in order to improve placement, evaluation, and instructional decision-making related to adaptive functioning. Project components included: (1) exploration of the structure of adaptive behavior; (2) comparison of adaptive functioning performance as a function of level of disability; (3) comparison of adaptive functioning performance as a function of level of educational service placement; (4) exploration of the effects of evaluator characteristics and evaluation format on adaptive functioning assessment; (5) exploration of the influence of environmental context and opportunity on adaptive functioning; and (6) exploration of the relationship between observed behaviors in natural environments and adaptive functioning assessment. For each component, this report provides a literature review and summarizes the results of several empirical investigations carried out by the project. A list of project reports, articles, presentations, and personnel is included. (JDD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Dept. of Educational Psychology.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Adaptive Behavior Scale