The Reading Behavior Inventory: An Outcome Assessment ToolBy Goodrich, Gregory L.; Kirby, Jennine; Wood, Jennifer; Peters, Laura; Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, Vol. 100, No. 3, pp. 164-168
Publication Date: March 2006
Study conducted to evaluate the Reading Behavior Inventory (RBI), which was designed to evaluate a low vision reading rehabilitation program offered at the Western Blind Rehabilitation Center (WBRC) in Palo Alto, California. The RBI consists of five questions regarding reading behavior: (1) types of material usually read; (2) time spent reading; (3) reading difficulty; (4) reading satisfaction; and (5) reading ability when compared with that of two months ago. A total of 64 people enrolled in the visual skills program at the WBRC participated in reading rehabilitation program, which consists of prescribing the best optical reading device, training in this device, and training in the use of a closed-circuit television. The RBI was administered following reading device prescription and at the end of the program. Notable increases were found in reading speed and frequency, as well as types of reading material. The authors contend that the RBI is a useful measure in demonstrating reading effectiveness and in assessing clients’ perceptions of their reading rehabilitation. Study limitations and implications for future research are discussed.
Published by: AFB Press (Website:http://www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=46)
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) (Web Site: http://www.afb.org )
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J50667