Thinking Outside of the Assessment Box: Assessing Social Communicative Functioning in Students With ASD

Janet L. Dodd
2010 Perspectives on School-Based Issues  
The assessment of a student suspected of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis requires the integration of information collected by a variety of professionals across various domains of functioning. One of the core deficits of students with ASD is a deficit related to social communicative competence (SCC). SCC requires the integration of language, social cognition, and higher order executive functions (Coggins, Olswang, Olson, & Timler, 2003) This article will propose an assessment model
more » ... social communicative functioning that was developed based on the SCC framework of Coggins et al. as a component of the Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Assessment Protocols for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CMAPS, Dodd & Franke, 2010).
doi:10.1044/sbi11.3.88 fatcat:ztulzdmwo5eshi7qv3hhinnw2y