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The Case for Nonintrusive Assessment of Children Who Are Deafblind [microform] / Enid G. Wolf-Schein and Jerome D. Schein
Bib ID 5670655
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Wolf-Schein, Enid G
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1998 
13 p. 

This paper addresses the special problems in assessment of pupils who are congenitally or prelingually deafblind and who may have other disabilities, and argues that nonintrusive instruments and procedures are the assessment tools of choice. It contends that not enough attention has been given to developing, validating, and applying assessment procedures that meet the specialized needs of individuals whose major problem is not lack of inherent ability but a lack of opportunity to experience the world through the distance receptors of sound and/or sight, and that the use of inappropriate tests has led to placing children with deaf-blindness in unsuitable settings and cutting them off from learning what they must know for successful adaptation. The paper presents a fictitious case study to introduce nonintrusive assessment and BASIC (Behavioral Assessment Schedules for Individual Children), a nonintrusive assessment instrument. BASIC does not directly involve the pupil in a specific, structured task presented in a formal manner, but rather uses behavior observations. Ways in which nonintrusive assessments differ from currently applied standardized assessment tools are discussed, and nonintrusive measures that successfully assess persons who are deaf-blind are described. (CR)


ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Canadian Conference on Deafblindness (6th, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, August 12-15, 1998).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Case Studies.  |  Classroom Observation Techniques.  |  Data Collection.  |  Deaf Blind.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Evaluation Methods.  |  Foreign Countries.  |  Multiple Disabilities.  |  Naturalistic Observation.  |  Participant Observation.  |  Research Methodology.  |  Scientific Methodology.  |  Student Evaluation.  |  Testing Accommodations.  |  Canada United States
Form/genre Guides, Non-Classroom.  |  Information Analyses.  |  Speeches/Meeting Papers.
Other authors/contributors Schein, Jerome D., author
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