Brief Report: development and initial testing of a questionnaire version of the Environmental Rating Scale (ERS) for assessment of residential programs for individuals with autism.

@article{Hubel2008BriefRD,
  title={Brief Report: development and initial testing of a questionnaire version of the Environmental Rating Scale (ERS) for assessment of residential programs for individuals with autism.},
  author={Marie Hubel and Peter Hagell and Bengt V Sivberg},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  year={2008},
  volume={38 6},
  pages={1178-83}
}
There is a lack of validated autism-specific outcome measures for large-scale evaluation of the effectiveness of psycho-educational programmes. To fill this gap the Environment Rating Scale (ERS) was adapted from an interview version to a staff-completed questionnaire version (ERS-Q). The ERS-Q was tested regarding data quality, validity, reliability and ease of understanding amongst 18 residential staff members. The ERS-Q and ERS showed comparable reliability (alpha = 0.89 and 0.93… CONTINUE READING

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