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The Creative-Expressive Abilities Assessment (CEAA) Tool is designed to obtain in-depth information about the expressive abilities of seniors with dementia.
The Creative-Expressive Abilities Assessment (CEAA) tool is designed to obtain in-depth information about the expressive abilities of seniors with dementia. The tool focuses on a wide range of abilities that have shown improvement when seniors participated in creative activity programs. The CEAA tool is easy to use and provides a convenient method for quantifying changes in behavior. The tool can be used, for example, for comparing the effectiveness of creative activity programs or to ensure the successful matching of activities to the unique needs of each client or of a group.
The CEAA tool consists of 27 items related to the these abilities: memory, attention, language, psychosocial, reasoning & problem solving, emotion and culture. While clients participate in a creative activity program, their responses are recorded and rated by an observer trained on the CEAA.
The CEAA has good internal consistency (Cronbach’s alpha = .89), as well as good inter-rater reliability (Cronbach’s Kappa = .83) (Gottlieb-Tanaka, Lee and Graf, 2008). This package includes the CEAA rating form (may be used for making observations on 4 clients), the CEAA user guide, 2 DVDs, 1 CD with fillable observation forms and the Creative-Expressive Facilitator's Self-Assessment Checklist.
Section 1: Developing the CEAA.
This DVD provides an introduction to the Creative-Expressive Abilities assessment tool (CEAA). It includes interviews with Dr. Dalia Gottlieb Tanaka, Hilary Lee and Dr. Peter Graf, in which they describe the reasons that led to their collaboration in developing this tool. Dalia Gottlieb-Tanaka discusses her experience collecting the data at a care centre in Canada, while Hilary describes hers in Australia. Peter Graf provides information on the data analysis. Clips from the discussions of the two focus groups in Canada and Australia provide further insights that helped shape this project and the developers own way of thinking. (98 minutes long)
Section 2: Demonstrating the use of the CEAA.
This DVD shows filmed clips taken during the development of the Creative-Expressive Abilities assessment tool (CEAA). The clips are divided into the 7 domains of responses that are addressed on the observation forms. It begins with a menu that lists the specific items covered. You can jump to any topic you choose for a hands–on demonstration in real situations. You will be able to identify and understand the types of responses that demonstrate creative abilities when you put this easy-to-use tool to work. (125 minutes long)
Section 3: Fillable Forms
This CD contains fillable observation forms and the Creative-Expressive Facilitator's Self-Assessment Checklist.
TOOL Description and Benefits:The CEAA Tool consists of 27 items related to the following abilities: memory, attention, language, psychosocial, reasoning & problem solving, emotion and culture. While clients are participating in a creative activity program, their behavior is recorded and rated by an observer trained on the CEAA.
If you are a creative expression facilitator:
“Dementia Care Australia has chosen to provide participants at our International
Spark of Life Master Practitioner Course with this ground breaking assessment tool. These are leaders and educators from aged and community care who wish for their organisations to become
Spark of Life Centres of Excellence. The Creative Expressive Abilities Assessment Tool is included as an essential method as part of the evaluation process.
The tool is unique in its ability to measure the strengths and abilities of clients/residents in a non-intrusive way. The language is person-centred and positive and it gives staff the skills to describe specifically and in detail the improvement they are observing. The tool is also holistic which means it is in line with the new paradigm in which Spark of Life operates.”
This tool has great potential for enabling staff to measure the positive results of meaningful activity; this is a very valuable to covering areas of assessment previously untapped (to my knowledge). Once you are familiar with it, it is very simple & quick to fill in - the set up of the form allows re-evaluation on the same page at a future date which assists with comparing results ( eg.. before meaningful activity, during and/or after.)Jeni Winslow, Spark of Life Master Practitioner and Occupational Therapist, Western Australia