Fully photocopiable, this resource provides a flexible framework to aid in the assessment and measuring of Autistic children's communication skills, supplying teachers and educators with a multitude of practical assessments and planning sheets to track their students progress over time.
The completed assessment record is an accessible summary of a child’s individual communication style, identifying strengths and weaknesses and the ways in which he or she is best assisted and motivated to communicate.
Most importantly, it provides a diagnosis of where communication skills can be developed and improved.
Educators will be able to set the appropriate targets for their students using the provided communication curriculum. The separate thinking skills curriculum will help in developing children's skills and confidence in order to guide their social interactions and help make easy choices when it comes to humour and abstract concepts.
Originally devised for use with children with ASD, this toolkit is equally effective in identifying communication problems in other children, and is an invaluable resource for teachers and speech and language therapists.