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ECC Infused Skills Assessment: Google Forms

Screenshot of Infused Skills

NOTE:   Please don't make any changes or edit the form until you have made your own copy and saved it to your own drive!  People have been making duplicates and adding fields to the original, which means that new forms can't be created, since this one needs constant maintenance and attention.  THANK YOU for your help!

As a TVI, I am always looking for ways to encourage all members of each team to share observations and information when assessing students with multiple disabilities.  I have found the Basic Skills: Infused Skills Assessment from Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) to be especially useful and I created three Google forms (with permission from TSBVI), so that all members of the team can respond and the results can be compiled.  This is a great way to be sure that all of the information is collected in one place, and each member of the team can fill it out at a time that works best for them.  I also adapted two similar documents from Region 10: Infused Skills – Ages 0 – Grade 12 Needs Summary and Infused Skills Checklist Report Form.

The introduction to the assessment notes that "The Basic Skills Infused Skills Assessment is a very effective tool for analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of students with visual impairments who may also have cognitive and behavioral challenges. This assessment begins at a developmentally young, non-verbal skill level, and progresses up to higher cognitive functions, while remaining appropriate for students in life skills programming."

The assessment is divided into different areas: Social Communicative Interactions, Emotional Development, Senses/Motor Skills, Basic Concepts, and Representation and Cognition. Each of these categories has a list of skills arranged in a hierarchy of development from lowest to highest. 

A - Student can do this in one setting/routine with a familiar person about half the time.
C - Student can do this in more than one setting/routine with 2 people about 60% of the time.
P - Student can do this more that two settings/routines with 3 or more people about 70% of the time
G - Student does this in more than 4 settings/routines with 4 or more people.

Links to Google Forms

Collage of basic skills
Posted on May 11, 2019
Updated on: May 14, 2019