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Requests for Assistance with Adaptive Switches from Individuals with Severe Communication Impairments, 2007 to 2012 [California, Kansas, and Washington] [electronic resource] / Nancy Brady

Data file
Ann Arbor, Mich. : Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2016
ICPSR ; 36515 [More in this series]
Restrictions note:
AVAILABLE. This study is freely available to the general public.
Summary note:
The Requests for Assistance with Adaptive Switches from Individuals with Severe Communication Impairments study is one of the three projects in the Communication of People with MR, 2006 to 2012 Series, which focuses on identifying participant variables that predict success in increasing communication skills of individual with intellectual disabilities. The study data were collected to show how children and adults with profound multiple impairments can learn to request assistance with adaptive switches and to on examine the change from pre-intentional to intentional symbolic communication. The study examined 77 respondents, ages 2 through 71, by administering three assessments: the Communication Complexity Scale (CCS), the Mullen Scales of Early Learning and a functional vision assessment. The CCS was administered to 68 respondents on up to three occasions. The first occasion of administration was to participants who were pre-intentional communicators. The CCS was administered on a second occasion to participants when they were identified as being on the cusp between pre-intentional and intentional communication. The third and final occasion of administration occurred when participants were identified as "learners" and could express preferences using switches and other means. The Mullen Scales were administered to 22 of the participants. Of the 77 participants initially selected for the study, 7 did not complete either scale. Vision impairment was identified in 68 respondents, 28 who had no functional use and 41 who had some functional use of their vision. Cf:
Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2016-11-07.
Type of data:
Geographic coverage:
  • California
  • Kansas
  • Washington
Funding information:
United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 5P01HD018955-25
System details:
Mode of access: Intranet.
Methodology note:
children and adults with profound multiple intellectual and developmental disabilities
Other format(s):
Also available as downloadable files.
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