autistic children and adults have speech problems. Speech
problems include articulation disorders, voice production, or
fluency. These problems can include Aphasia,
Dysphasia, and Apraxia.
goals should be individualized and can include various
alternative communication including learning to use the Picture
Exchange System (PECs), sign language or an Augmentative
& Alternative Communication (AAC) Devices.
Receptive and expressive Language and verbal behavior, oral
motor, auditory processing, social language, visual strategies,
verbal reasoning (Wh questions) , sequencing, Teaching
literally, generalizing, following directions
following is a partial list of speech assessments.
Speech Praxis Test for Children (KSPT) identifies the level of
breakdown in a a child's ability to speak so that treatment can
be established and improvement tracked.
Test of Articulation2 is an individually administered test that
gives you the information needed about the child's ability to
articulate consonant sounds.
of Phonological Awareness Skills (TOPAS) is designed to identify
children 5 to 10 years old who have problems in phonological
Articulation Test II (SPAT-D II) is used to assess consonant
singletons , blends and phonogolical processes.
of Early Language Development (TELD-3) fields an overall Spoken
Language score as well as receptive and Expressive language
Wiig Assessment of Basic
Concepts (WABC) is a norm-referenced assessment that evaluates a
child's understanding and use of basic concepts.
Assessment of Articulation and Phonology (CAAP) is an efficient
and engaging norm-referenced instrucment that assesses the
articulation and phology of preschool and school age children.
Processing Abilities Test (APAT) is a national standardized,
norm-referenced auditory processing battery for use with
Test of auditory
Reasoning and Processing Skills (TARPS) provides a quick,
unitary assessment of auditory processing skills.
of Auditory Perceptual Skills - Revised (TAPS-R) is used to
diagnose students for auditory-perceptual processing skills for
children four to 12 years old.
for Auditory Perceptual Skills Upper Level (TAPS-UL) is used to
diagnose children 12 to 17 years old.
Language Screening Test (KLST-2) helps to quickly identify
children who my have expressive and receptive language deficits
in common preschool knowledge, understanding questions,
repeating sentences, completing directions, spontaneous speech
and comparing objects.
There are some great articles and
specific communication ideas located at the TEACCH
an AAC Device
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