Articles de colloque
he Second World Congress on Resilience: From Person to Society
This presentation focuses on the development of an instrument for measuring the resilience of people with cognitive impairments or intellectual disabilities. In these people, the resilience is to present the best possible development deal with specific adversities that are encountered, to target the well-being and social integration (Jourdan-Ionescu and Julien Gauthier, 2011). The assessment instrument was developed from the Resilience Scale Wagnild and Young (1993, translated into French by Ionescu et al., 2010). The items in the scale were first adapted: reformulation of items based on cognitive characteristics of the target population and adoption of the interrogative form items. Subsequently, changes were made on the listing and procurement standards they are inspired by the work of Blocher (2004) on measuring the resilience of people with disabilities. The adapted instrument was tested with the target population (three cohorts) and a training program to the award of the scale is developed. It aims to facilitate communication and interaction between people with cognitive impairments or intellectual disabilities and evaluators. The presentation includes the main steps to achieve the instrument: adaptation of the items to the original scale, validation, testing as well as the development of training program evaluators. It is discussed in connection with the use of this scale in the context of rehabilitation intervention, which aims to support the social integration and participation of people.