ERIC Number: ED438294
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Validity and Reliability of the ACFS Behavior Observation Rating Scale.
This study examined the reliability and validity of the Application of Cognitive Functions Scale (ACFS) (C. Lidz and R. Jepsen, 1997) Behavior Observation Rating Scale. The study involved observational ratings of 25 participants who were enrolled in a preschool for children with developmental disabilities. Validity was investigated by determining how well the researcher's ratings during a sample classroom activity and speech therapy session correlated with the teachers' and speech therapists' ratings of the children's general behavior in class and in speech therapy, respectively. Reliability was examined by determining inter-rater agreement between scores of the scale's author and the researcher by reviewing videotaped samples of preschool children. In addition, reliability was examined by investigating the consistency of the children's behavior across the two varying situations, a speech session, and a general classroom session. Appendices contain the teacher/therapist behavior rating scale, and the ACFS scale. (Contains 4 tables and 42 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master of Arts Thesis, Touro College.