02 May 2019

2nd May 1889 - Edgar Arnold Doll was born.

On 2nd May 1889 Edgar Arnold Doll was born. He worked in assessing people with special educational needs and developed the Vineland Social Maturity Scale to measure how well people are to function on their own. Somebody who knows the person well was asked questions to find how well they operate in: self-help generally, self-help eating, self-help dressing, locomotion, occupation, communication, self-direction, and socialisation. At the time it was an innovative way to show how well the person functioned, and what care / support they needed.

Thanks to David Webb's book On this Day in Psychology for the date.

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