Rating Scale for Quality Characterizations of Individuals with Disabilities

This Rating Scale is comprised of multiple categories including overall reaction, personal portrayal, social interactions, exemplary practices, sibling relationships, point of view, literary quality, and illustrations. This scale was developed based upon research regarding individuals with disabilities as well as standard practices for judging quality literature for children and youth. 

How to Choose a Good Book That Has Characters With Disabilities 

Parents, teachers, librarians, and others can use the rating scale to help them critically select books to meet their needs.  The rating scale is available for free in PDF form below.  A MS Word version is available upon request.

2020 - Rating Scale for Quality Characterizations Developmental Disabilities Children's Lit.pdf