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The intricacies of correlating checklists and scoring sheets, in moving toward a more detailed analysis of the observed behaviors is also included, as well as two case vignettes that exemplify the implementation of the process. The final pages of this chapter actually constitute a manual for its use and the authors encourage others to put the DTRPI into practice. 24 Assessment in the Creative Arts Therapies Dance movement therapists Sack and Bolster, in Chapter 5, demonstrate how they adapted Leoce-Schappin’s FAM, originally created to analyze the movement of adults with psychiatric disabilities, to the analysis of movement in the developmentally disabled population.
Group of participants on the steps of the Centre. The participants in the Centre’s program are all adults, from the ages of 18 to 55, most of whom have completed their formal education in special classes and schools and most of whom work in sheltered workshops. They live with their own families, with foster families, in group homes, and in supervised apartments. Almost none live independently. However, we have had one participant who had a black belt in karate, another who drove a Facing the Challenges of Assessment 13 motor scooter to the Centre, one who had her art shown in galleries, and another who has performed as a singer for benefit performances in both Hollywood and Las Vegas.