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A comparative study of the level of performance of students with vision impairment and sighted peers in adaptive behaviour within the regular school context

Telec, F.,

Academic Literature

2001

The study investigated the level of performance of students with vision impairment, in regular schools, in the adaptive behaviour areas of self- care, communication, occupation and social skills. Further, it investigated the appropriate reference group for comparative assessment of students with vision impairment. Ratings by teachers of 21 participants with vision impairment on the Adaptive Behavior Inventory (ABI) and the Social Skills Rating Scale (SSRS) were compared to the ratings for the sighted norm group. They were also compared with a sighted class peer to confirm equivalence or otherwise to sighted peers of the normative sample for both scales. The focus of the study was students within the regular school context, and involved participants from preschool to senior high school. The possible relationship between levels of performance in adaptive behaviour and knowledge of their vision impairment was also explored.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Doctoral dissertation, Macquarie University)

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Education, Social relationships

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