ERIC Number: ED345473
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Interview Guide: A Guide to Interviewing Persons with Developmental Disabilities To Obtain Information for the Development of Community Based Services and Supports.
This Interview Guide provides a framework for gathering information necessary to design individualized community-based services and supports based upon the needs and desires of persons with developmental disabilities. It is not designed to be a functional assessment or a clinical evaluation, but rather a more informal and relaxed approach to getting to know someone. The interview questions are on the left-side pages and instructions for the interviewer are presented on the right-side pages. These instructions include the purpose of each section, tips on how to ask questions, and instructions on how to record responses. The guide emphasizes questions that relate more to lifestyle issues and preferences rather than personal strengths and weaknesses. The guide is divided into the following sections: background information; where the individual lives; the individual's day program; future planning concerning the home and community environments; support needed in the bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, front room and at work/day program; and things the individual would like to do, places to go, and changes to make in current lifestyle. (JDD)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: N/A