Despite recent advances in assessing Deaf persons, the rate of client compliance for following recommendations remains low. The assessment process often affects the eco-system of a client so that the system nullifies the impact of the assessment report; the process of assessment becomes an intervention. Since assessment is synonymous with intervention, it would be beneficial for diagnosticians to use intervention techniques purposefully. Some intervention guidelines are to: (1) identify the persons who comprise the client's meaningful system and their patterns of relationships; (2) formulate a tentative systemic diagnosis of the presenting problem, from which the systemic effects of the evaluation can be predicted; (3) establish alliances with the relevant constituency; (4) compose the formal report document, which includes determining its language, prescribing and proscribing the involvement of specific persons, and predicting, prescribing, and/or reframing resistance; and (5) regulate the sequence of report distribution.
Harvey, M. A. (2019). Making Evaluation Reports Effective Interventions for Change. JADARA, 23(2). Retrieved from https://repository.wcsu.edu/jadara/vol23/iss2/6