ERIC Number: ED331198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Assessing the Transition-Related Social Behavior of Seriously Emotionally Disturbed Adolescents.
Teaching Research, v18 n3 Sep 1990
The newsletter describes two projects of the Teaching Research Infant and Child Center (Oregon) which are developing assessment systems for use with severely emotionally disturbed (SED) adolescents. The first project focuses on job-related social behavior while the second project addresses social behavior in community settings. An introductory section considers the definition and characteristics of adolescents with severe emotional disturbances. The second section discusses the concept of social skills and describes the Behavioral Analytic Model of Test Development, the development procedure used for both projects. The third section reviews completed activities, while the final section notes activities planned for both projects as well as related projects. Most of the completed work relates to the first project and has included interviews with 58 SED adolescents as well as 11 work trainers and 12 employers; from these questions, a list of representative social problems experienced on the job was developed. Currently, groups of professionals and employers are rating the responses in terms of their effectiveness in resolving specific social problems. The basic four-steps of the model will be replicated in developing the assessment battery for the second project. Includes 44 references. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Teaching Research Infant and Child Center, Monmouth, OR.