ERIC Number: ED462667
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
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Counselors' Use of Functional Assessment: A Survey of Pennsylvania Counselors.
Lane, Mildred D.
As people with disabilities are becoming more included in society, professional counselors are required to develop skills and identify tools to assess, counsel, and advocate for these clients. This article presents Pennsylvania counselors' definition of functional assessment and procedures, techniques, and instruments currently in use. Most counselors (70.5%) who responded to a survey questionnaire reported they do not use functional assessments. Counselors who did use functional assessments provided 182 definitions. A preliminary classification for the term "functional assessment" establishes two predominant domains that answer the questions "What" and "Why". Sub-categories established include: cognitive, social, emotional, activities of daily living, behavioral, academic, vocational, leisure, physical, and progress and change. Appendix A contains the Functional Assessment Survey and Appendix B presents a Preliminary List of Functional Assessments identified in the survey. (Contains 4 tables and 31 references.) (Author/JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania