ERIC Number: EJ883394
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
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Reference Count: 9
A Comparison of Intellectual Assessments over Video Conferencing and In-Person for Individuals with ID: Preliminary Data
Temple, V.; Drummond, C.; Valiquette, S.; Jozsvai, E.
Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, v54 n6 p573-577 Jun 2010
Background: Video conferencing (VC) technology has great potential to increase accessibility to healthcare services for those living in rural or underserved communities. Previous studies have had some success in validating a small number of psychological tests for VC administration; however, VC has not been investigated for use with persons with intellectual disabilities (ID). A comparison of test results for two well known and widely used assessment instruments was undertaken to establish if scores for VC administration would differ significantly from in-person assessments. Method: Nineteen individuals with ID aged 23-63 were assessed once in-person and once over VC using the Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence (WASI) and the Beery-Buktenica Test of Visual-Motor Integration (VMI). Results: Highly similar results were found for test scores. Full-scale IQ on the WASI and standard scores for the VMI were found to be very stable across the two administration conditions, with a mean difference of less than one IQ point/standard score. Conclusion: Video conferencing administration does not appear to alter test results significantly for overall score on a brief intelligence test or a test of visual-motor integration.
Descriptors: Teleconferencing, Video Technology, Mental Retardation, Intelligence Tests, Psychological Evaluation, Adults, Comparative Analysis, Scores, Intelligence Quotient, Test Results
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