ERIC Number: EJ775838
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
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Development of a Video-Based Evaluation Tool in Rett Syndrome
Fyfe, S.; Downs, J.; McIlroy, O.; Burford, B.; Lister, J.; Reilly, S.; Laurvick, C. L.; Philippe, C.; Msall, M.; Kaufmann, W. E.; Ellaway, C.; Leonard, H.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v37 n9 p1636-1646 Oct 2007
This paper describes the development of a video-based evaluation tool for use in Rett syndrome (RTT). Components include a parent-report checklist, and video filming and coding protocols that contain items on eating, drinking, communication, hand function and movements, personal care and mobility. Ninety-seven of the 169 families who initially agreed to participate returned a videotape within 8 months of the first request. Subjects whose videos were returned had a similar age profile to those who did not provide a video but were more likely to have classical than atypical RTT. Evidence of the content and social validity and inter-rater reliability on 11 videos is provided. Video may provide detailed, objective assessment of function and behaviour in RTT.
Descriptors: Interrater Reliability, Autism, Evaluation, Videotape Recordings, Educational Media, Content Validity
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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