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Author: Loeb, Patricia Anderten
Summary: The ILS assesses adults' competence in activities of daily living related to independent living. "The items, which target situations relevant to independent living, require the examinee to do problem solving, to demonstrate knowledge, or to perform a task. An individual's performance on the ILS can guide determination of the most appropriate living arrangements for adults who are cognitively impaired. Information at the item level is specific enough to identify needed support services, adaptations, or instruction for adults who are unable to function independently in certain areas of everyday living" (Loeb, 2003).
Format: Individualized standardized assessment on knowledge, problem solving and performance-based measures.
Library Record: Call # HV 3011 L825i 1996 ATOOLS (Reserve Desk)
Completion time 45 minutes, scoring 10 minutes.
Testing time can vary considerably according to the examinee's level of functioning. Attempt to give the entire test in one sitting.
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