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    A Systematic Approach to Personal Support Plans

    This book is a concise practical guide for programs involved in developing, implementing, and evaluating personal support plans. The emphasis is on basing the development of these plans on good information. The results of assessments using the SIS--Aand the SIS--C can be used to develop personal support plans with this approach.

    The steps involved in developing personal support plans using the systematic approach are described in detail, including each of the components and implementation steps. These involve:  understanding the person; understanding the person’s support needs; developing, implementing, and reviewing the plan; and evaluating the outcomes. The last section of the book presents four exhibits provided by organizations that have incorporated one or more of the components and implementation steps in their programs.

    Year : 2018
    Author : Robert L. Schalock, James R. Thompson, and Marc J. Tassé

      $21.95

    • Clinical Judgment, Second Edition

      In 2005, AAIDD published the first edition of Clinical Judgment to assist clinicians in making decisions or recommendations that were of high quality, valid, and precise. This need was becoming increasingly important as the field of intellectual disability was moving to a community-based service delivery system in which the concepts of equity, inclusion, self-determination, and empowerment were merging with the supports paradigm and the self-advocacy movement. Thus, clinicians were being asked to formulate high-stakes decisions and recommendations that frequently required a level of competency that extended beyond their formal training. In this second edition, the authors maintain their focus on the use of clinical judgment in situations involving diagnosis, classification, and planning supports. In addition they have synthesized evaluative input from colleagues and literature-based critiques and have extended their analysis and evaluation of the role of clinical judgment in decision making. 

      You may purchase the e-book version of Clinical Judgment, Second Edition by clicking here




      Year : 2014
      Author : Robert L. Schalock and Ruth Luckasson

        $30.00

      • Clinical Judgment, Second Edition (E-Pub)

        epubThis is an e-book version of Clinical Judgment, Second Edition
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        Year : 2014
        Author : Robert L. Schalock and Ruth Luckasson

          $30.00

        • Clinical Judgment, Second Edition (Mobile)

          epub
          This is a mobile version of Clinical Judgment, Second Edition.
          See the book description and/or purchase a print edition by clicking here.

          Year : 2014
          Author : Robert L. Schalock and Ruth Luckasson

            $30.00

          • DABS Interview Form Cover

            Diagnostic Adaptive Behavior Scale - 100 Interview Fo...

            This product consist of 100 copies of the DABS Interview Form. 

            Because the DABS relies on IRT, it cannot be scored by hand, and requires a specially developed computer program for scoring. A complimentary, single-use voucher code for the scoring platform is included with the purchase of each manual.

            AAIDD’s online scoring platform for the DABS provides reports for each assessment scored, there is a nominal fee for each use of the scoring platform ($1 per score). The scoring platform is accessed through single-use code(s) emailed to users immediately following their purchase in the bookstore.

            Purchase a single code ($1)

            Purchase a pack of 10 codes ($10)

            Year : 2017
            Author : Marc J. Tassé, Robert L. Schalock, Giulia Balboni, Henry (Hank) Bersani, Jr., Sharon A. Borthwick-Duffy, Scott Spreat, David Thissen, Keith F. Widaman, and Dalun Zhang

              $190.00

            • DABS Interview Form Cover

              Diagnostic Adaptive Behavior Scale - 25 Interview Forms

              This product is a pack of 25 copies of the DABS Interview Form. 


              Because the DABS relies on IRT, it cannot be scored by hand, and requires a specially developed computer program for scoring. A complimentary, single-use voucher code for the scoring platform is included with the purchase of each manual.

              AAIDD’s online scoring platform for the DABS provides reports for each assessment scored, there is a nominal fee for each use of the scoring platform ($1 per score). The scoring platform is accessed through single-use code(s) emailed to users immediately following their purchase in the bookstore.

              Purchase a single code ($1)

              Purchase a pack of 10 codes ($10)



              Year : 2017
              Author : Marc J. Tassé, Robert L. Schalock, Giulia Balboni, Henry (Hank) Bersani, Jr., Sharon A. Borthwick-Duffy, Scott Spreat, David Thissen, Keith F. Widaman, and Dalun Zhang

                $50.00

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                Diagnostic Adaptive Behavior Scale User's Manual

                The Diagnostic Adaptive Behavior Scale (DABS) is now available. The DABS is an instrument for assessing the adaptive behavior of people between the ages of 4 and 21 for the purpose of determining whether the person meets the second criterion for a diagnosis of intellectual disability (ID). The second criterion is a significant limitation in adaptive behavior as expressed in conceptual, social, and practical adaptive skills. The DABS is a norm-referenced instrument that uses data obtained from an interview with a respondent who knows the person very well.

                This product is the user’s manual for the DABS and includes a sample copy of the interview form. Bundle packs of interview forms are also available in the bookstore.

                The DABS has a number of unique features that support its precision, accuracy, validity, and credibility in making a diagnosis of ID, including:

                • Measures some aspects of adaptive behavior that are not currently measured by other standardized instruments, including naiveté, gullibility, and technology-based skills.
                • Designed using item response theory (IRT) and reliably measure individual performance levels across the continuum of adaptive skills and ages.
                • Provides precise information to assist users in determining significant limitations in adaptive behavior.

                Because the DABS relies on IRT, it cannot be scored by hand, and requires a specially developed computer program for scoring. A complimentary, single-use voucher code for the scoring platform is included with the purchase of each manual.

                AAIDD’s online scoring platform for the DABS provides reports for each assessment scored, there is a nominal fee for each use of the scoring platform ($1 per score). The scoring platform is accessed through single-use code(s) emailed to users immediately following their purchase in the bookstore.

                Purchase a single code ($1)

                Purchase a pack of 10 codes ($10)

                Year : 2017
                Author : Marc J. Tassé, Robert L. Schalock, Giulia Balboni, Henry (Hank) Bersani, Jr., Sharon A. Borthwick-Duffy, Scott Spreat, David Thissen, Keith F. Widaman, and Dalun Zhang

                  $120.00

                • DABS front cover high-res

                  Diagnostic Adaptive Behavior Scale User's Manual & 25...

                  This product bundle is one copy of the DABS User's Manual and a pack of 25 DABS interview forms. 

                  The Diagnostic Adaptive Behavior Scale™
                  (DABS) is now available. The DABS is an instrument for assessing the adaptive behavior of people between the ages of 4 and 21 for the purpose of determining whether the person meets the second criterion for a diagnosis of intellectual disability (ID). The second criterion is a significant limitation in adaptive behavior as expressed in conceptual, social, and practical adaptive skills. The DABS is a norm-referenced instrument that uses data obtained from an interview with a respondent who knows the person very well.

                  The DABS has a number of unique features that support its precision, accuracy, validity, and credibility in making a diagnosis of ID, including:

                  • Measures some aspects of adaptive behavior that are not currently measured by other standardized instruments, including naiveté, gullibility, and technology-based skills.
                  • Designed using item response theory (IRT) and reliably measure individual performance levels across the continuum of adaptive skills and ages.
                  • Provides precise information to assist users in determining significant limitations in adaptive behavior.

                  Because the DABS relies on IRT, it cannot be scored by hand, and requires a specially developed computer program for scoring. A complimentary, single-use voucher code for the scoring platform is included with the purchase of each manual.

                  AAIDD’s online scoring platform for the DABS provides reports for each assessment scored, there is a nominal fee for each use of the scoring platform ($1 per score). The scoring platform is accessed through single-use code(s) emailed to users immediately following their purchase in the bookstore.

                  Purchase a single code ($1)

                  Purchase a pack of 10 codes ($10)

                  Year : 2017
                  Author : Marc J. Tassé, Robert L. Schalock, Giulia Balboni, Henry (Hank) Bersani, Jr., Sharon A. Borthwick-Duffy, Scott Spreat, David Thissen, Keith F. Widaman, and Dalun Zhang

                    $155.00

                  • French SIS—A Manual and 25 Interview Forms

                    This product bundle is the French translation of the Supports Intensity Scale—Adult Version (SIS—A)® User’s Manual plus 25 copies of the SIS—A Interview Form. SIS—A has several “value-added” changes; however, the elements of the tool that contribute to the standard score and the standard score itself have not changed with this refreshed version. SIS—A features include:

                    • A 12-page interview form that includes new demographic items, which allow large-scale users to easily create reports on a variety of demographic variables.
                    • A reordered subscale to allow a more comfortable progression of sensitive topics during the interview.
                    • An updated user’s manual that incorporates new information and lessons learned since its original publication in 2004.


                    International purchases of SIS—A products cannot be made online. International customers interested in purchasing SIS—A products need to contact Ajith Mathew at ajith@aaidd.org. Do not place your order online.

                    Year : 2017
                    Author : James R. Thompson, Brian R. Bryant, Robert L. Schalock, Karrie A. Shogren, Marc J. Tassé, Michael L. Wehmeyer, Edward M. Campbell, Ellis M. (Pat) Craig, Carolyn Hughes, and David A. Rotholz

                      $155.00

                    • French SIS—A User's Manual

                      Several changes were made to the original SIS to develop the SIS—A®. This product is the French translation of the Supports Intensity Scale—Adult Version (SIS—A); however, the elements of the tool that contribute to the standard score and the standard score itself have not changed with this refreshed version. SIS—A features include:

                      • A 12-page interview form that includes new demographic items, which allow
                        large-scale users to easily create reports on a variety of demographic variables.
                      • A reordered subscale to allow a more comfortable progression of sensitive topics
                        during the interview.
                      • An updated user’s manual that incorporates new information and lessons learned
                        since its original publication in 2004.


                      International purchases of SIS—A products cannot be made online. International customers interested in purchasing SIS—A products need to contact Ajith Mathew at ajith@aaidd.org. Do not place your order online.
                      Year : 2017
                      Author : James R. Thompson, Brian R. Bryant, Robert L. Schalock, Karrie A. Shogren, Marc J. Tassé, Michael L. Wehmeyer, Edward M. Campbell, Ellis M. (Pat) Craig, Carolyn Hughes, and David A. Rotholz

                        $120.00

                      • French SIS—A: 100 Interview Forms

                        This product is a pack of 100 copies of the French translation of the Interview and Profile Form for the Supports Intensity Scale—Adult Version (SIS—A)®SIS—A has several “value-added” changes; however, the elements of the tool that contribute to the standard score and the standard score itself have not changed with this refreshed version. The new, 12-page interview form includes:

                        • New demographic items, which allow large-scale users to easily create reports on a variety of demographic variables. 
                        • A reorded subscale to allow more comfortable progression of sensitive topics during the interview.
                        International purchases of SIS—A products cannot be made online. International customers interested in purchasing SIS—A products need to contact Ajith Mathew at ajith@aaidd.org. Do not place your order online.
                        Year : 2017
                        Author : James R. Thompson, Brian R. Bryant, Robert L. Schalock, Karrie A. Shogren, Marc J. Tassé, Michael L. Wehmeyer, Edward M. Campbell, Ellis M. (Pat) Craig, Carolyn Hughes, and David A. Rotholz

                          $190.00

                        • French SIS—A: 25 Interview Forms

                          This is a packet of 25 of the French translation of the Supports Intensity Scale—Adult Version (SIS—A)® Interview and Profile Form. SIS—A has several “value-added” changes; however, the elements of the tool that contribute to the standard score and the standard score itself have not changed with this refreshed version. The new, 12-page interview form includes:

                          • New demographic items, which allow large-scale users to easily create reports on a variety of demographic variables. 
                          • A reorded subscale to allow more comfortable progression of sensitive topics during the interview.

                          International purchases of SIS—A products cannot be made online. International customers interested in purchasing SIS—A products need to contact Ajith Mathew at ajith@aaidd.org. Do not place your order online.
                          Year : 2017
                          Author : James R. Thompson, Brian R. Bryant, Robert L. Schalock, Karrie A. Shogren, Marc J. Tassé, Michael L. Wehmeyer, Edward M. Campbell, Ellis M. (Pat) Craig, Carolyn Hughes, and David A. Rotholz

                            $50.00

                          • SIS Person Centered

                            Person-Centered Planning with the SIS—A Version: A Gu...

                            This guide is designed for use after the Support Intensity Scale—Adult Version(SIS—A)® has been administered, as a practical way to assist planning team members in using the results to develop individual-specific support plans. The guide does not require the participation of those who were involved in administering the SIS—A. The intent is to assist teams in pursuing the type of personalized supports planning that meaningfully enhances a person’s quality of life.  This structured 18-step process begins with reviewing SIS—A assessment results and ends with outlining a weekly schedule in which settings, activities, and supports are unambiguously identified. The outcome of the process is a “24-7” support plan for a typical week. Settings and activities for the week, based on the preferences and interests of the person who is the focus of the planning team’s efforts, are aligned with the specific supports the person needs to be fully engaged. Four of the 18 steps require information from each planning team member individually, and multiple copies of the forms for each of those 4 steps are included with the guide for ease of use.

                            Implementing this process generally requires at least four face-to-face meetings, although some variability is possible, depending on the team and the time frame:

                            • Phase 1, steps 1-11: the SIS—A results are reviewed, initial long-term goals and support needs corresponding to each SIS—A domain are identified, and support needs that go across domains are identified.
                            • Phase 2, steps 12-15: culminates with each team member contributing to the prioritization of goals, settings, and activities. 
                            • Phase 3, steps 16-17: supports are identified to address the priorities established in Phase 2. At this point, the support plan for a typical week is established, and implementation begins.
                            • Phase 4, step 18: team members meet to evaluate progress made on the plan, discuss any unforeseen obstacles, identify potential solutions, and plan future follow-up. 
                            Year : 2017
                            Author : James R. Thompson, Karla Doepke, Anne Holmes, Cathy Pratt, Brenda Smith Myles, Karrie A. Shogren, Michael L. Wehmeyer

                              $19.95

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                              SIS—A Annual Review Protocol (Pack of 25)

                              The SIS—A® Annual Review Protocol is a questionnaire created to help planning teams identify people whose intensity of support needs might have changed in important ways since their last SIS—A assessment. The protocol should be completed by a reviewer in consultation with at least two respondents who know the person being assessed well. The protocol focuses on possible significant changes due to important life events and/or health or behavioral concerns, or in 21 SIS—A items particularly critical to understanding the support need domains  of the SIS—A. At the conclusion of the protocol, a determination is made as to whether the person’s support needs have or have not changed in important ways, and, if so, the planning team includes a description of the next steps required.
                              Year : 2017
                              Author : James R. Thompson, Karrie A. Shogren, Robert L. Schalock, Marc J. Tassé, and Michael L. Wehmeyer

                                $20.00

                              • SIS—A User’s Manual

                                The Supports Intensity Scale—Adult Version (SIS—A)® has several “value-added” changes; however, the elements of the tool that contribute to the standard score and the standard score itself have not changed with this refreshed version. SIS—A features include:

                                • A 12-page interview form that includes new demographic items, which allow
                                  large-scale users to easily create reports on a variety of demographic variables.
                                • A reordered subscale to allow a more comfortable progression of sensitive topics
                                  during the interview.
                                • An updated user’s manual that incorporates new information and lessons learned
                                  since its original publication in 2004.

                                International purchases of SIS—A products cannot be made online. International customers interested in purchasing SIS—A products need to contact Ajith Mathew at ajith@aaidd.org. Do not place your order online.

                                Year : 2015
                                Author : James R. Thompson, Brian R. Bryant, Robert L. Schalock, Karrie A. Shogren, Marc J. Tassé, Michael L. Wehmeyer, Edward M. Campbell, Ellis M. (Pat) Craig, Carolyn Hughes, and David A. Rotholz

                                  $120.00

                                • SIS—A User’s Manual and 25 Interview Forms

                                  This product bundle consists of the Supports Intensity Scale—Adult Version (SIS—A)® User’s Manual plus 25 copies of the SIS—A Interview Form. SIS—A has several “value-added” changes; however, the elements of the tool that contribute to the standard score and the standard score itself have not changed with this refreshed version. SIS—A features include:

                                  • A 12-page interview form that includes new demographic items, which allow
                                    large-scale users to easily create reports on a variety of demographic variables.
                                  • A reordered subscale to allow a more comfortable progression of sensitive topics
                                    during the interview.
                                  • An updated user’s manual that incorporates new information and lessons learned
                                    since its original publication in 2004.

                                  International purchases of SIS—A products cannot be made online. International customers interested in purchasing SIS—A products need to contact Ajith Mathew at ajith@aaidd.org. Do not place your order online.

                                  Year : 2015
                                  Author : James R. Thompson, Brian R. Bryant, Robert L. Schalock, Karrie A. Shogren, Marc J. Tassé, Michael L. Wehmeyer, Edward M. Campbell, Ellis M. (Pat) Craig, Carolyn Hughes, and David A. Rotholz

                                    $155.00

                                  • SIS—A: 100 Interview Forms

                                    This product is a pack of 100 copies of the Interview and Profile Form for the Supports Intensity Scale—Adult Version (SIS—A)®SIS—A has several “value-added” changes; however, the elements of the tool that contribute to the standard score and the standard score itself have not changed with this refreshed version. The new, 12-page interview form includes:

                                    • New demographic items, which allow large-scale users to easily create reports on a variety of demographic variables. 
                                    • A reorded subscale to allow more comfortable progression of sensitive topics during the interview.
                                    International purchases of SIS—A products cannot be made online. International customers interested in purchasing SIS—A products need to contact Ajith Mathew at ajith@aaidd.org. Do not place your order online.

                                    Year : 2015
                                    Author : James R. Thompson, Brian R. Bryant, Robert L. Schalock, Karrie A. Shogren, Marc J. Tassé, Michael L. Wehmeyer, Edward M. Campbell, Ellis M. (Pat) Craig, Carolyn Hughes, and David A. Rotholz

                                      $190.00

                                    • SIS—A: 25 Interview Forms

                                      This product is a pack of 25 copies of the Interview and Profile Form for the Supports Intensity Scale—Adult Version (SIS—A)®. SIS—A has several “value-added” changes; however, the elements of the tool that contribute to the standard score and the standard score itself have not changed with this refreshed version. The new, 12-page interview form includes:

                                      • New demographic items, which allow large-scale users to easily create reports on a variety of demographic variables. 
                                      • A reorded subscale to allow more comfortable progression of sensitive topics during the interview. 
                                      International purchases of SIS—A products cannot be made online. International customers interested in purchasing SIS—A products need to contact Ajith Mathew at ajith@aaidd.org. Do not place your order online.

                                      Year : 2015
                                      Author : James R. Thompson, Brian R. Bryant, Robert L. Schalock, Karrie A. Shogren, Marc J. Tassé, Michael L. Wehmeyer, Edward M. Campbell, Ellis M. (Pat) Craig, Carolyn Hughes, and David A. Rotholz

                                        $50.00

                                      • SIS-C

                                        SIS—C User’s Manual

                                        The Supports Intensity Scale—Children’s Version(SIS—C)TM is a standardized, norm-referenced measure of the intensity of support needs among children between the ages of 5 and 16. The SIS—C products consist of an interview and profile form and a user’s manual. The purpose of the user’s manual is to enable users to administer and score the SIS—C with fidelity, and to interpret and use findings from the SIS—C in ways that will enhance planning processes and outcomes for children with ID. The user’s manual consists of the following chapters and appendices:

                                        • Administering and Scoring the SIS—C
                                        • Item Descriptions for the SIS—C
                                        • Using the SIS—C to Inform Decision Making at the Systems, Organizational, and Individual Levels
                                        • Technical Properties of the SIS—C
                                        • Appendix A: The SIS—C Interview and Profile Form
                                        • Appendix B: The SIS—C normative tables for converting Subscale Mean Scores to Standard Scores
                                        • Appendix C: The SIS—C normative tables for converting overall mean scores to a composite standard score

                                        International purchases of SIS—C products cannot be made online. International customers interested in purchasing SIS—C products need to contact Ajith Mathew at ajith@aaidd.org. Do not place your order online.

                                        Year : 2016
                                        Author : James R. Thompson, Michael L. Wehmeyer, Carolyn Hughes, Karrie A. Shogren, Hyojeong Seo, Todd D. Little, Robert L. Schalock, Rodney E. Realon, Susan R. Copeland, James R. Patton, Edward A. Polloway, Debbie Shelden, Shea Tanis, and Marc J. Tasse

                                          $120.00

                                        • SIS-C Form

                                          SIS—C: 100 Interview Forms

                                          This product is a pack of 100 copies of the Interview and Profile Form for the Supports Intensity Scale—Children’s Version (SIS—C)TM. The form consists of a series of demographic questions, follows by a series of support needs rating options in the following sections:

                                          •      Exceptional Medical and Behavioral Needs
                                          •      Home Life Activities
                                          •      Community and Neighborhood Activities
                                          •      School Participation Activities
                                          •      School Learning Activities
                                          •      Health and Safety Activities
                                          •      Social Activities
                                          •      Advocacy Activities

                                          The form concludes with a scoring form and support needs profile.

                                          International purchases of SIS—C products cannot be made online. International customers interested in purchasing SIS—C products need to contact Ajith Mathew at ajith@aaidd.org. Do not place your order online.

                                          Year : 2016
                                          Author : James R. Thompson, Michael L Wehmeyer, Carolyn Hughes, Karrie A. Shogren, Todd D. Little, Hyojeong Seo, Robert L. Schalock, and Rodney E. Realon

                                            $190.00