Discovering and assessing interest, behaviors and skill levels are common strategies used by teachers, therapists and service providers respectively. If the strategy calls for assessments for people with disabilities these professionals may need a variety of tools to accommodate for the disability, then allowing the measurement of behavior, skill or interest levels. For example; an inventory used for people with learning disabilities may be very different than other disability assessment tools.
Because of the disability, evaluation may require a specialized learning disabilities assessment such as the Free Interest Inventory. This inventory makes use of pictures of individuals engaged in different occupations and does not require reading comprehension or written language skills. It is ideal for measuring the vocational likes and dislikes of students and adults with intellectual and learning disabilities that are enrolled in vocational/career training programs.
Program Development Associates recognizes the importance of various assessment approaches to accommodate a variety of needs. Our Assessment Store specializes in providing disability tools, inventories and evaluations designed to assess career planning, work readiness, literacy, behavior and the need for therapy or intervention.