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Independent Skills Assessment Scale

The Independent Skills Assessment Scale contains 300 items grouped into the following life skill areas:
Meal Planning and Preparation,
Personal Appearance and Hygiene,
Shopping,
Apartment/Home Maintenance and Upkeep,
Money Management,
Personal Safety/Use of Emergency Resources,
Personal Medications,
First Aid and Health,
Civil Rights and Responsibilities,
Telephone and Other Utilities,
Social/Recreation/Transportation,
Coping Skills and Behavior
This instrument was designed primarily for persons receiving fewer than 24 hours of staffing time daily, indicating service needs and measuring changes in skills over time.
Other uses include
students in school settings who need to receive a balance of functional skill training along with academics
individuals with the potential for moving into clustered, or supported community settings
persons being screened for clustered, or supported community settings
the long-term individual who could possibly increase his or her independence.
Included with the Scale:
a) Community Integration Profile
addresses the strength of the individual's current personal support system.
b) Community Support Profile
explores the availability of local services which may be crucial for the individual's ultimate success in semi-independent or independent living.
c) Participant's Characteristic Profile
highlights current physical, sensory, and communicative abilities.



Assessment of Clinical Nursing Care Needs

A critical need for agencies providing services to individuals with special need is the determination of the levels of nursing services necessary to insure adequate care and observation is being provided. The scale assists in determining the level of Clinical Nursing Services necessary and suggests a number of Clinical Nursing hours (RN or LPN) which will need to be provided to individual consumers. This will prove especially useful in working with individuals, guardians, case managers and administrative staff in determining the financial commitments necessary.



Assessment of Personal Strengths and Needs

This instrument is a quick, two page assessment designed to show skills and abilities, as well as programming and health needs, for persons of all ability levels and ages. The 100 items are arranged into the following categories: Physical Ability and Health, Sensory, Communication, Coping Skills/Behavior, Personal Safety, Personal Care, Home Responsibilities, Shopping, Academics, Community, and Leisure/Social Skills.
It is useful in screening persons with disabilities for appropriate placement, providing an annual written review of strengths and needs, orientating staff and the interdisciplinary team to the "whole" person, and comparing change over time in the individual's over-all independence.
This assessment will also define specific levels of assistance required for many individual skills, define areas where current skill training or health maintenance objectives are in effect, and indicate specialized equipment required in care and programming.



Assessment of Nutritional Needs

A variety of conditions commonly related to the diagnoses of persons having developmental, social, or emotional disabilities can interfere with nutrition. The Assessment of Nutritional Needs will aid the interdisciplinary team in determining nutritional needs for the individual, developing individualized skill training goals for food shopping and preparation, supplying health related information to the physician, planning pertinent staff training, arranging staffing patterns during meal times, and in screening referrals to the agency or program.


The Woodvale Sexuality Assessment

The Woodvale Sexuality Assessment will help you determine an individuals's social/sexual vulnerabilities and supervision needs. identify individual program objectives in the area of sexuality, prioritize sexuality goals and objectives, and establish homogeneous social skills groups.
Materials available:

Sexuality Assessment Worksheet:
A conveniently administered inventory of 100 questions designed to address knowledge and performance in such areas as privacy and ownership, basic anatomy, relationships, positive touch, sexual expression, birth control, victimization and sexually transmitted diseases. It can be used with individuals of varying levels of knowledge and abilities.
Sexuality Assessment/Curriculum Guide:
The guide was designed to be used in conjunction with the Woodvale Sexuality Assessment. It describes how each assessment item should be answered and provides information that can serve as a basis for training and program development. Included with the guide are 18 line drawings in a three ring binder, helpful in both assessment and training.
Sexuality Kit:
Includes 10 Woodvale Sexuality Assessment Worksheets, a Sexuality Assessment/Curriculum Guide, 18 line drawings, anatomically correct male and female dolls, sanitary pads, condoms, an artificial penis and a soft carry bag.