The Environmental Edition allows for a classroom,
group home, biological family home or other placement
to be assessed using Context Assessment. By comparing
the FSSI profile of the classroom to the FSSI profile
of the individual makes it possible to identify the
priorities and functional skills necessary for an individual
to succeed in that particular placement or environment.
The same 343 items of the Individual Edition of the
Functional Skills Screening Inventory are used to ask:
To what degree, how much or how often is this functional
skill needed and/or taught in this setting?
The computer compares the profile of the individual
to the profile of the placement or environment. This
comparison may be made before placement in a classroom
or other setting. The comparison may be used as a way
to identify modifications or adjustments that need to
be made with a student, a setting, or an interaction
in order to increase chances of success for the student
in this setting. The comparison may be repeated
throughout the placement to identify progress, show
needs for modifications, or monitoring the setting as
well as tracking the individualís progress.
The Environmental Edition of the Functional Skills
Screening Inventory permits placements to be considered
based upon data before the arrangement is considered.