American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Functional Linguistic Communication Inventory (FLCI)

Author(s):Kathryn A. Bayles and Cheryl Tomoeda
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Age Range:Adult
Administration Time:30 minutes
Computerized Scoring:No
Description:Tests functional communication for patients with moderate and severe dementia. Results are valuable for completing MDS forms, designing functional maintenance programs, counseling caregivers, and making management decisions. Assessment areas include greeting/naming, answering questions, writing, comprehension of signs/pictures, following commands, conversation, reminiscing, gesture/pantomime, and word reading/comprehension.

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