American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Communication and Symbolic Behavior Scales (CSBS), Normed Edition

Author(s):Amy Miller Wetherby and Barry Prizant
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Paul H. Brookes Publishing
Year:2003
Age Range:Up to 72 months if developmental delays are present
Administration Time:50-75 minutes
Language(s):English
Computerized Scoring:No
Description:Examines communication, social-affective, and symbolic abilities of children whose functional communication age is between 8 months and 2 years. Early identification of children who have or who are at risk for developing communication impairment. Establishes a profile of communication, social-affective, and symbolic functioning to monitor changes in behavior and plan treatment. Uses standard but flexible format for sampling behavior. Materials include action-based toys to elicit spontaneous communication, books designed for young children, and play materials that assess how a child uses and plays with objects symbolically and constructively.

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