Navigation Links
Supports Intensity Scale is effective for identifying needs in people with intellectual disability
Date:2/26/2009

Study was conducted with 274 adults with intellectual disabilities currently receiving funding from a state developmental disability agency

Washington, DC(February 23, 2009)The Supports Intensity Scale (SIS) assessment tool can effectively predict funding for people with intellectual disability based on individual needs, and it is truly a needs-based assessment tool, unlike adaptive behavior instruments or other measures of personal competence commonly used to determine services for people with intellectual disabilities, reveals a new study with 274 adults currently receiving funding from a state developmental disability agency. The study, titled, "Efficacy of the Supports Intensity Scale (SIS) to Predict Extraordinary Support Needs" is published in the January 2009 issue of the American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AJIDD). The SIS is a planning tool developed by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to assess needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in 85 life areas.

"The most significant finding of this study is that the Supports Intensity Scale measures something unique from measures of personal competence. It captures a person's support needs," explains Dr. Michael Wehmeyer, Senior Scientist at the Beach Center on Disability and the study's co-author. "This is significant because it presents the field of developmental disability with a unique opportunity to base services and funding decisions on the needs and goals of a person living with an intellectual disability."

Dr. Wehmeyer explains further, "Measures of personal competence such as IQ tests and adaptive behavior assessments, while serving an important role in the diagnosis and classification of intellectual disability, are not necessarily designed to provide meaningful information for developing programs and services for people with developmental disabilities." Historically, in developmental disability services, funding and services for people are based on the assessment of the skills of a person with an intellectual disability, that is, what a person can or cannot do. The Supports Intensity Scale on the other hand, measures the level and intensity of support a person needs to do whatever the individual needs or wants to do in life.

In the study conducted by six researchers, including four of the original SIS authors, 274 people with intellectual disability currently receiving funding from one state using the Developmental Disabilities Profile (DDP), a commonly-used tool to determine eligibility for developmental disability services, were administered the Supports Intensity Scale assessment. The researchers then examined the variations in support needs as a function of level of disability, medical concerns, and other factors.

The study concludes: "Using the SIS as a means to determine actual supports needed would be as or more effective than using the DDP or professional/personal judgment alonethe SIS would be potentially more effective for equitably determining need for extraordinary funding if equitable refers to funding on the basis of an individual's intensity of supports needed."


'/>"/>

Contact: Anu Prabhala
annap@aaidd.org
202-387-1968
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. American Association for Homecare Supports President Obama in His Commitment to Stop Waste, Fraud and Abuse in Medicare
2. Cash for Gold USA Firmly Supports Fight Against Breast Cancer
3. BioMarin Supports Observance of Rare Disease Day February 28
4. Consumer Watchdog to U.S. Senate: Dont Leave Consumers Out of Health Reform Debate, Public Opposes Mandatory Purchases of Private Insurance & Supports Opening Medicare to Everyone
5. HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association Supports Economic Stimulus Package as Key to Healthcare Transformation
6. Opioid Safety and Efficacy Web Resource for Clinicians Supports Education and Practice Needs
7. Founders Club Proudly Supports the St. Josephs/Candler Mammography Fund
8. Code Pink Boot Camp Supports Fristers and Young Mothers
9. Best Practice Database Supports Chemistry, Manufacturing & Controls (CMC) Operations
10. American College of Medical Genetics Foundation Unveils New Website: ACMG Foundation Supports Medical Genetics Research, Education and Practice
11. AGnES supports general practitioners
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... ... who like to educate themselves on current issues and who enjoy gaining knowledge on ... to appreciate and love the "Informed" series, hosted by Rob Lowe. A new ... the world. , Running for charity has become a multi-million dollar enterprise ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... 24, 2017 , ... Empower Brokerage, located in Southlake, Texas, ... programs. , In February, 2017, Empower Brokerage introduced their new “Performance Partners” program ... to teach how to maximize their sales efforts, as well as how to ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... “Finding Christ Through Social ... devotional journal chronicling the writer’s path toward true communion with God. “Finding Christ ... #TruthwithGrace” is the creation of published author Lea Michelle Johnson, a follower of ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... ... and Harvest A Cultivation of Christian Love” is the creation of published author, David ... wife, Anna Marie. He and his wife are the proud parents of four grown ... “Shadow and Substance.” , “Love, the agape kind, is seen as more than an ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... , ... “The Adventures of Joey, The Dog Who Barks at Puddles”: a ... to the fullest, as God intended. “The Adventures of Joey, The Dog Who Barks ... pursuing her passion for writing, especially about truth and human behavior. , Published by ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... , March 24, 2017 New England ... recipient of an award including funding and in-kind service ... draw technology.  "Making blood draws less ... making their whole hospital experience better.  We,re looking forward ... technology can help improve care for the kids we ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... YORK , March 24, 2017   ... leading organization within medical affairs in the pharmaceutical ... as the chair of a newly formed scientific ... board members to form the first ever medical ... For more information about the ACMA, please ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition ... - 2035" report to their offering. ... The Deep Learning: Drug Discovery and Diagnostics ... the growing market of deep learning solutions within the healthcare domain. ... emerged as a novel solution to generate relevant insights from medical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: