Date of Award

8-1-2016

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Behavior Analysis and Therapy

First Advisor

Pingo, John

Second Advisor

Dixon, Mark

Abstract

The current study demonstrates the reliability of the Hindi translated version of the PEAK-DT assessment tool. The PEAK-DT has been found to be a reliable and valid tool to assess the skill level of children with disabilities. The Hindi translated version was scored and compared with the English version. The participants were parents and professionals who speak Hindi and English fluently and also have children with a developmental disability. A two tailed t test as well as the Pearson correlation found the scores to be highly correlated. The results of this study enables Hindi speaking parents who do not speak English fluently to assess the skill levels of their children to provide professionals with reliable scores from an assessment tool.

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