The purpose of this article is to describe the development and planned validation of an ASL version of the Substance Abusein Vocational Rehabilitation- Screener (SAVR-S). The SAVR-S is a 43-item, self-report instrument used to identify people with alcohol and/or drug problems was especially developed for persons with disabilities. Difficulties related to the use of the English language instrument with Deaf individuals—such as reading level, English terms/idioms, instrument length, and regional terms- prompted a project to develop an ASL version of the SAVR-S with funding from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). A multi-site team composed of professionals in the field and Deaf consumers completed the translation of the instrument using state-of-the-art translation methodology. Data from Deaf individuals in vocational rehabilitation was used to assess the quality of the translation.
Guthmann, D., & Moore, D. (2022). The Substance Abuse in Vocational Rehabilitation-Screener in American Sign Language (SAVR-S-ASL) for Persons who are Deaf. JADARA, 41(1). Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/jadara/vol41/iss1/4