Introduction Social participation includes a broad spectrum of human behavior, and social interaction, engagement, and cooperation become more complex as people develop and age. Based on the natural social development of children, adolescents, and adults, the Social Profile is a psychological instrument designed to assess behavioral interactions. Intended for use by therapists, teachers, team leaders, and group members, the Social Profile assesses whether groups or individuals participate appropriately at a level suitable for the activity or development stage. This assessment includes a Children's version and an Adult/Adolescent version. Description The Social Profile is designed to assess whether groups and individuals interact appropriately for their developmental stage and the activity in which they are engaged. This new instrument allows therapists, group leaders, and teachers with training in behavior observation to assess specific behaviors across five levels of participation and cooperation.
Administration and Scoring Results give both a general overview and detailed measurement of social cooperative behaviors. Scores are graphed, averaged, and interpreted by developmental categories. The Manual includes 14 case studies that illustrate the use of the Social Profile. Downloadable and writable versions of both the Children's and the Adult/Adolescent versions are contained on a flash drive, along with a group-participation observation sheet.