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White Papers

Psychometric Properties of the Supports Intensity Scale™ (2008, June)

Editors: Robert L. Schalock, James R Thompson, and Marc J. Tassé
Authors
: Wil Buntinx, Virginie Cobigo, Colleen McLaughlin, Diane Morin, Marc J. Tassé, and James R. Thompson

This white paper provides an overview of three studies conducted to evaluate the reliability and validity of SIS. Collectively, results from these three studies further confirm the reliability and validity of the scale and underscore the need for systematic training on the administration of the Supports Intensity Scale.

International Implementation of the Supports Intensity Scale™  (2008, June)
Editors
: Robert L. Schalock, James R Thompson, and Marc J. Tassé 
Authors: Wil Buntinx, Luigi Croce, Yuval Ekstein, Climent Giné, Sue Holmes, Mélanie Lamoureux-Hébert, Mauro Leoni, Diane Morin, and Miguel Angel Verdugo

This white paper provides a reflection on the experiences of researchers who translated the SIS into their respective languages-French, Italian, Catalan, Complex Chinese, Spanish, Hebrew, and Dutch. The paper provides an overview of the context of each team's work, characterizes the general approach used, identifies any problems involved in translating SIS into a particular language, and reviews the intended use of the translated SIS. 

SIS™ Resource Allocation: Four Papers on Issues and Approaches  (2008, June)

Editors: Robert L. Schalock, James R Thompson, and Marc J. Tassé
Authors
: Jon Fortune, James A. LeVelle, Scott Meche, Donald Severance, Gary Smith, John Stern, Jos van Loon, Lisa Weber, and Edward M. Campbell

One of the most complex issues faced by stakeholders within intellectual and developmental disabilities service systems is resource allocation. This white paper provides an overview the critical issues involved in resource allocation decisions and the potential components of agency or systems-level funding models.

Relating Supports Intensity Scale™ Information to Individual Service Plans (2008, June)

Editors: Robert L. Schalock, James R Thompson, and Marc J. Tassé 
Authors: Jan K. Ivey, James A. LeVelle, James R. Thompson, Alan Tribble, Jos van Loon, and Steve Wrigley

This white paper presents four approaches to integrate SIS-related data into person-centered planning. The first example shows how the four-component assessment and planning process described in the 2004 Users Manual can serve as a model for ISP development. The second example demonstrates how one can utilize customizations of the SISOnline. The third example shows how one agency aligned quality of life domains and indicators with support areas assessed by SIS. The fourth example describes how SIS can be used to stimulate creative planning.