ERIC Number: ED428498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
RESNA Resource Guide for Assistive Technology Outcomes: Measurement Tools. Volume I.
RESNA: Association for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology, Arlington, VA.
This resource guide, the first of three volumes, lays out the fundamentals of outcome measurements for assistive technology. It includes the whys and hows of gathering data so that assistive technology practitioners can integrate outcomes measurement activities in their daily practice. Chapters include: (1) "Concepts and Rationale for Accountability in Assistive Technology" (Frank DeRuyter), which addresses scope of assistive technology practice and need for quality and assistive technology stakeholders of quality; (2) "Accountability in Assistive Technology" (Roger O. Smith), which discusses the hierarchy in the complexity of assistive technology outcomes, major domains of outcome, types of performance, the taxonomy of outcomes, and outcome measures; (3) "Program Evaluation" (Jan Galvin); (4) "Characteristics of a Meaningful Outcome Assessment" (Marcia J. Scherer); and (5) "Where Are We Headed with Assistive Technology Outcomes?" (Roger O. Smith and Marcia J. Scherer), which addresses issues in the measurement of assistive technology outcomes and selecting the outcomes to measure. An annotated bibliography is provided on assistive technology and outcomes assessment that contains 40 resources. (Each chapter includes references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Accountability, Adults, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Children, Disabilities, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Outcomes of Treatment, Performance Factors, Program Evaluation
RESNA, 1700 North Moore Street, Suite 1540, Arlington, VA 22209; Tel: 703-524-6686.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: RESNA: Association for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology, Arlington, VA.
Note: For Volumes I-III in this series, see EC 307 103-105.