Assessing Social Communication Abilities of School-Aged Children This article explains the importance of assessing social communication abilities of school-age children. It 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 ... Article
Article  |   August 01, 2015
Assessing Social Communication Abilities of School-Aged Children
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  • Tatyana Elleseff
    Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
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Article   |   August 01, 2015
Assessing Social Communication Abilities of School-Aged Children
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, August 2015, Vol. 16, 79-86. doi:10.1044/sbi16.3.79
History: Received April 6, 2015 , Revised May 7, 2015 , Accepted May 7, 2015
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, August 2015, Vol. 16, 79-86. doi:10.1044/sbi16.3.79
History: Received April 6, 2015; Revised May 7, 2015; Accepted May 7, 2015

This article explains the importance of assessing social communication abilities of school-age children. It 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.

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