Assessing Social Communication Abilities of School-Aged Children

The author explains the importance of assessing social communication abilities of school-age children. The author summarizes the effect of social communication on academic abilities, reviews terminology and definitions relevant to social communication disorders, lists areas of the brain involved in social communication, provides examples of social communication skill development, offers relevant pre-assessment considerations, as well as describes standardized instruments and informal procedures used to determine the presence of social communication deficits in school-age children.

Elleseff, Tatyana. (2015). Assessing Social Communication Abilities of School-Aged Children. SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, 16, 79-86

About rickyWburk

Ricky W. Burk, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, is a speech-language pathologist who provides in-home therapy for adolescents and adults residing in Tennessee and Mississippi who stutter. His career includes PreK, elementary, middle, and high school practice, undergraduate & graduate faculty appointments, skilled nursing, national & international consultation, private practice, and national & international speaking presentations. He holds the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence, and he is a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders. He is the ASHA Continuing Education Administrator for the National Association for Speech Fluency.
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