How to use PMP
This instrument is designed to assess the participation attendance and participation involvement of children. Participation here is primarily designed to be administered as a picture-supported interview with children and aims to elicit the voice and perspective of children about their participation.
It is also possible to administer the instrument with parents or caregivers who know the child well across a variety of life situations. It can be administered for a variety of reasons, in both research and clinical settings. Depending on the purpose of assessment, you may choose to administer all, or only some of the sections (for example, you may not wish to measure environmental barriers or facilitators).
If using PMP with children diagnosed with an intellectual disability, the interview should be done in the same manner suggested in the manual and if being administered on repeated occasions, preferably it should be done in the same setting on each occasion (e.g., if the first interview was done in school the second interview also needs to be done in school).
If implementing the instrument with children requiring communication support, the interview should be done in the same manner suggested in the manual using the child’s usual methods of communication, including using any augmentative communication aids.
Primary caregivers with sufficient literacy skills can complete the instrument independently, using the survey format. It is also possible to administer the instrument with parents using the interview procedure in the same manner as the children. Collection of biographical information about the child and completion of the Ten Question Questionnaire (TQQ), if desired, only needs to be done on the first occasion of assessment.
If repeated measures are being taken (in a study or in practice) it is recommended that wherever possible, the same administrator should complete the instrument with the same children and/or same primary caregiver.
Are you interested in using the PMP-instrument?
Surveys, manuals including short instructive movies can be sent if you would like to join our PMP-network. To find out more contact the project leaders.