Infant-toddler Checklist and Easy-score User's Manual

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Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company, 2003 - Education - 86 pages
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The CSBS DP™ Infant-Toddler Checklist and Easy-Score CD-ROM with accompanying User's Guide is an easy-to-use system that allows busy clinicians to quickly screen communication skills in young children ages 6–24 months. Caregivers take 5–10 minutes to respond to 24 multiple choice questions about their child's communication, and professionals enter the responses and view the scores with the concise, step-by-step instructions in the User's Guide. The Easy-Score software

  • tallies raw scores in seven clusters (Emotion and Eye Gaze, Communication, Gestures, Sounds, Words, Understanding, and Object Use) and three composites (Social, Speech, and Symbolic)
  • calculates standard scores and composite percentiles based on embedded norms, so professionals can compare the child's communicative behavior to that of other children in his or her peer group
  • provides an easy way to monitor communication development every 3 months between the ages of 6 and 24 months
  • makes correspondence and record keeping easier by automatically generating a screening report to add to the child's health record and providing a menu of three letters clinicians can use to share personalized results and recommendations with the family

With the CD-ROM and User's Guide — which includes clear instructions on using the Easy-Score program, guidelines for interpreting results, detailed technical data, and answers to frequently asked questions — clinicians, pediatricians, and Child Find programs have all the information they need to use this quick, validated screening system with young children.

This product is part of CSBS DP™, an easy-to-use, norm-referenced screening and evaluation tool that helps determine the communicative competence (use of eye gaze, gestures, sounds, words, understanding, and play) of young children. CSBS DP is an ideal starting point for IFSP planning and can be used as a guide to indicate areas that need further assessment.

Learn more about the whole CSBS DP system.

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Interpreting Results
Manual Scoring Instructions for the InfantToddler Checklist

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About the author (2003)

Barry M. Prizant, Ph.D., has more than 25 years experience as a clinical scholar, researcher, and consultant to young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and related communication disabilities and their families. He is an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association fellow and is a member of the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disabilities. Formerly, he was Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Brown University Program in Medicine, Professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Emerson College, and Advanced Post-Doctoral Fellow in Early Intervention at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has developed family-centered programs for newly diagnosed toddlers with ASD and their families in hospital and university clinic environments. He has been an invited presenter at two State of the Science Conferences on ASD at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and has contributed to the NIH Clinical Practice Guidelines for early identification and diagnosis of ASD. Dr. Prizant's current research and clinical interests include identification and family-centered treatment of infants, toddlers, and young children who have or are at risk for sociocommunicative difficulties, including ASD.

Amy M. Wetherby, Ph.D., is Professor and former Chair of the Department of Communication Disorders at Florida State University. She received her doctorate from the University of California-San Francisco/Santa Barbara in 1982. She has had more than 20 years of clinical experience in the design and implementation of communication programs for children with autism and severe communication impairments and is an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association fellow. Dr. Wetherby's research has focused on communicative and social-cognitive aspects of language difficulties in children with autism and, more recently, on the early identification of children with communicative impairments. She has published extensively on these topics and presents regularly at national conventions. She is a co-author of the Communication and Symbolic Behavior Scales (with Barry M. Prizant [Applied Symbolix, 1993]). She is the Executive Director of the Florida State University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities and is Project Director of U.S. Department of Education Model Demonstration Grant No. H324M980173 on early identification of communication disorders in infants and toddlers and Personnel Preparation Training Grant No. H029A10066 specializing in autism.

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