Consequential Validity of an Assistive Technology Supplement for the School Function AssessmentBy Silverman, Michelle Key, MS, OTR; Smith, Roger O., OT, PhD, FAOTA; Assistive Technology, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 155-165
Publication Date: Fall 2006
Study conducted to evaluate whether an assistive technology (AT) supplement for the School Function Assessment demonstrates strong construct validity. The School Function Assessment includes three parts, which were designed to evaluate the participation of elementary students in various school-related activity settings, support needs, and student performance across specific school-related activities. A total of 28 school-based therapists participated in the study. Comparisons were performed on a group using the School Function Assessment to a group using the AT supplement to the School Function Assessment. The results suggest that the AT supplement for the School Function Assessment demonstrated good construct validity. Implications for future research are discussed.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)