At Forsight, we use a framework developed to describe quality of life by Dr Robert Schalock – a world-leading academic, researcher, writer, consultant and pioneer in the developmental disabilities movement.
Defined by Dr. Schalock’s framework, the three overarching factors contributing to one’s quality of life are linked to eight sub-domains:
- Independence (personal development, self-determination)
- Inclusion (interpersonal relations, social participation, rights)
- Wellbeing (emotional wellbeing, physical wellbeing, material wellbeing)
His framework fits well with our vision of supporting individuals with personalised care and goals to enhance their inclusion, independence and wellbeing.
Underpinned by over two decades of research, Dr Robert Schalock’s model is widely recognised within the disability field as a “mechanism for evaluation and assessment of programs and services” that is statistically robust.