Skip to Content

AFB American Foundation®
for the Blind

Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss

Cover of

Research Report: Michigan Severity Rating Scales: Usage and Validity (Online)

Formats Available and Product Details

Formats Available Price
Online $8.95

Description of Research Report: Michigan Severity Rating Scales: Usage and Validity

For many years, increasing caseloads for vision professionals have caused concerns about the impact on educational services. Average caseload sizes in the literature have remained fairly consistent across decades, with 19.5 students per professional in the 1980s (Pelton, 1986), 18 students in the 1990s (Griffin-Shirley, McGregor, and Jacobson, 1999), and 22 students in the 2000s (Griffin-Shirley et al., 2004). In contrast, the optimal caseload for vision professionals has been approximated as eight students (Mason & Davidson, 2000). Discrepancy between ideal and actual caseload sizes may partly be due to how service levels are determined. Lack of consistency in determining the appropriate level of service for a given child can lead to inflated caseload sizes and ineffective services.

Online Product Details:

ISBN: jvib080208
Year of publication: 2014
Availability: Immediately

Review Research Report: Michigan Severity Rating Scales: Usage and Validity

Other Titles by Robert Emerson, Dawn Anderson

Book Contributors:

Robert WallEmerson, DawnAnderson