ERIC Number: EJ824906
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
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Efficacy of the Supports Intensity Scale (SIS) to Predict Extraordinary Support Needs
Wehmeyer, Michael; Chapman, Theodore E.; Little, Todd D.; Thompson, James R.; Schalock, Robert; Tasse, Marc J.
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v114 n1 p3-14 Jan 2009
Data were collected on 274 adults to investigate the efficacy of the Supports Intensity Scale (SIS) as a tool to measure the support needs of individuals with intellectual and related developmental disabilities. Findings showed that SIS scores contributed significantly to a model that predicted greater levels of support need. Moreover, scores from different sections of the SIS made unique contributions to explaining variance associated with a variety of support need proxies. Finally, data suggest that the SIS measures a different construct than that measured by traditional assessments of personal competence. The implications of these findings for decision-making, including decisions affecting the disbursement of state developmental disability funding, are discussed.
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Measures (Individuals), Mental Retardation, Needs Assessment, Adults, Replication (Evaluation), Investigations, Rating Scales, Predictive Validity, Individual Needs, Related Services (Special Education), Evaluation Research
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. P.O. Box 1897, Lawrence, KS 66044-1897. Tel: 785-843-1235; Fax: 785-843-1274; e-mail: AJMR@allenpress.com; Web site: http://www.aaidd.allenpress.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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