Supports Intensity Scale®

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White Papers


Individual Support Plans


Changes in the Field Regarding Personal Support Plans (2018, March)
Robert L. Schalock, James R Thompson, and Marc J. Tassé

This white paper discusses six recent changes in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities that establish the parameters of a systematic approach to personal support plans.


System and Service Improvements

  
How Organizations and Systems Use Supports Intensity Scales (2018, March) 

Robert L. Schalock, James R Thompson, and Marc J. Tassé
Contributions by Jos van Loon, Kees Swart, Tim Lee, Marco Lombardi, Luigi Croci, Miguel A. Verdugo, Benito Arias, Victor B. Arias, Veronica M. Guillen, Antonio M. Amor, and Virginia Aguayo

This white paper describes and demonstrates how organizations and larger systems can use SIS information to enhance effectiveness and efficiency, facilitate knowledge on demand, implement continuous quality, improvement, align service delivery system components, determine whether an individual should be reevaluated prior to the recommended 3-year interval between SIS assessments, use SIS scores to inform subgroup classification, and provide information for research.


Resource Allocation


How Support Needs Can be Used to Inform the Allocation of Resources and Funding Decisions (2018, March)
James R Thompson, Robert L. Schalock, and Marc J. Tassé

This white paper focuses on how the assessment of support needs can be used to inform the allocation of public funds.


Psychometric Properties and Adaptation Considerations


Evidence for the Reliability and Validity of the Supports Intensity Scales
 (2018, May)
James R Thompson, Robert L. Schalock, and Marc J. Tassé

This white paper summarizes research findings published in peer reviewed professional literature in regard to the Supports Intensity Scale-Adult Version (SIS-A) and Supports Intensity Scale-Children’s Version (SIS-C). Core concepts associated with psychological measurement are briefly explained, and research findings on SIS-A and SIS-C are reviewed in relation to these core concepts.