Blogjam: Assessing Functional Communication On "If I Only Had Super Powers," blogger Cheri Chin takes on the task of assessing functional communication in students with or suspected of having autism. "When I do autism evaluations, I try to include standardized language testing (when I am able). Depending on the student's levels and native ... Blogjam
Blogjam  |   June 01, 2013
Blogjam: Assessing Functional Communication
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Blogjam
Blogjam   |   June 01, 2013
Blogjam: Assessing Functional Communication
The ASHA Leader, June 2013, Vol. 18, 12. doi:10.1044/leader.BGJ2.18062013.12
The ASHA Leader, June 2013, Vol. 18, 12. doi:10.1044/leader.BGJ2.18062013.12
On "If I Only Had Super Powers," blogger Cheri Chin takes on the task of assessing functional communication in students with or suspected of having autism.
"When I do autism evaluations, I try to include standardized language testing (when I am able). Depending on the student's levels and native language, I often use the OWLS, PLS-4, or CASL for this evaluation. In addition to standardized testing, however, I must provide a functional communication assessment ... What language and social language skills can the student demonstrate in informal contexts?"
The blog post suggests specific activities related to eliciting a narrative sample, theory of mind, emotional understanding, social problem solving, shared attention, reciprocal interviews, topic maintenance and conversations with a peer.
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