Communication and Interaction
Communication and interaction is an area of need that focuses on Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN), and, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Our ability to communicate clearly is often taken for granted, but for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs finding ways that can help them express themselves and participate in life is key.
Our assessments can help you identify areas of difficulty, provide evidence of need, and support you in focusing on forming the short and long term outcomes that can lead to progress.
Our language assessments' portfolio provides you with a range of tools to detect difficulties in expressive and receptive communication. These include the Boehm and Bracken family of assessments such as the BBCS: E and BBCS-3:R, and the bestselling Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, Fourth Edition (PPVT-4) and Expressive Vocabulary Test, Second Edition (EVT-2).
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If you are an SLT based in a school setting, our robust and reliable assessments can help you look in-depth at a young person’s language difficulties. Assessments include the CELF-4 and PLS have been used in numerous research studies including Talk of Town led by The Communication Trust.
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Autism Spectrum Disorders
We have a number of assessments that can help you identify children who may have autism or asperger’s, from the Gilliam Autism Rating Scale - Third Edition (GARS-3) to the Social Responsiveness Scale, Second Edition (SRS-2). The popular Practical Ideas series also features two bestselling titles PITRW for Students with - Autism Spectrum Disorders: High Functioning Autism and - Autism Spectrum Disorders - 2nd Edition which can help you create strategies and provides tips for providing support.
For Educational Psychologists we also offer the ADOS-2 and Clinical Workshops so you have access to the necessary training and information to delivery this assessment.
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