Articles
Select a Product
Category:
Learning Resources
Assessment Tools
Download a Product
New and Featured Products
Specials
Product Gift Certificates

Obtain a Catalog

software1
View Your Cart
Check out the ACA Special Education News. Print out the articles!
ACA Special Education News
ACA Newsletter
Author Guidelines

Toll-Free Orders:
888-758-9558

Our proprietary publications are all
made in the USA.

We publish hundreds of speech, language, and special education resources.


The ACA website is secure. Charge card information is encrypted.



ACA
Academic
Communication
Associates, Inc.
P.O. Box 4279
Oceanside, CA 92052-4279

Toll-Free Orders:
888-758-9558

Business Office:
760-722-9593

FAX:
760-722-1625

We accept MasterCard, Visa,
American Express, and
Discover Cards.

Cognitive, Linguistic, and Social-Communicative Scales (CLASS) (#49929-IN)

Ages: Birth through age 6. The CLASS uses a parent interview format to assess development of basic concepts, comprehension and production of grammar, and communicative effectiveness in about 15 minutes. The instrument includes 157 language milestone items that span the developmental period from birth to age 6. The items have been compiled through a comprehensive review of the literature. Examples of developmental milestones are presented to the parent and the parent indicates whether or not the child displays each behavior. The developmental norms in the manual can be used to identify areas in which delays are demonstrated. An interview questionnaire for the classroom teacher has been added to the second edition of this instrument.

Content Overview

The items are grouped into three systems: Cognitive, Linguistic and Social-communicative. Within each system, the items are arranged into 11 successive developmental levels.

A term (e.g., object permanence) is used to identify and define the behavior characteristic of each item. In the scales and on the response forms, the same level definition may be used to identify behaviors that develop across several levels.

A general description is presented of the behavior being assessed by each item. The Item Descriptions are guides for the informant to use in understanding the behavior in question.

Scoring

As informant responses are obtained, the examiner places an X in the appropriate square on the response form.

  • A POSITIVE response indicates that "Yes, I am certain that my child exhibits this behavior."
  • A NEGATIVE response indicates that "No, my child does not demonstrate that behavior."
  • An INADEQUATE response indicates "I don't know," or "I don't understand."

It is important to analyze examples given by the informant to ascertain that they are appropriate to the Item Description. Parents should be encouraged to give examples.

Interviewing the Classroom Teacher

If the child is attending school, the Classroom Language Record Form should be completed by the teacher. The information reported by the teacher can then be compared with that obtained from the parent.

Components

The complete kit includes the manual and a package of each of the record forms. The CLASS in as essential tool for assessing how the child functions in various language contexts. This instrument can be used in conjunction with formal tests to obtain a picture of the child's cognitive, linguistic, and social functioning in various situations.

 

 





Miscellaneous:

Product Inquiry
Cognitive, Linguistic, and Social-Communicative Scales (CLASS)
Price : $64.00  ea
 
Speech and Language Therapy - Augmentative Communication - Occupational Therapy - Bilingual/ESL- Remedial Reading - Learning Disabilities


    Copyright 2018 Academic Communication Associates, Inc.   |   Online Bookstore  |  Contact Us    |  Order a Catalog   |  Secure Ordering