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ERIC Number: EJ721356
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0885-6257
The Development of a Checklist of Child Characteristics for Assessment Purposes
Tadema, Annemarie; Vlaskamp, Carla; Ruijssenaars, Wied
European Journal of Special Needs Education, v20 n4 p403-417 Nov 2005
Until recently, pupils in The Netherlands with a developmental perspective of up to 24 months and with additional disabilities rarely made use of the educational facilities available. As a result of a new law passed in 2002, an increasing number of pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) will attend school. Given the heterogeneity of this group of pupils, an appropriate method of assessment is needed to chart the abilities that these pupils have and to allow a suitable educational programme to be developed on the basis of the results obtained. As the existing instruments are not generally very satisfactory, a new instrument has been developed. This is a checklist that has been subjected to reliability trials and factor analysis after formulation of suitable items. The results indicate that it is a reliable checklist, with factors that can be interpreted accurately in terms of development perspectives (functions, activities and participation). (Contains 12 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands