Communication Sampling and Analysis Research has shown that communication sampling is important when analyzing communication behavior for individuals who have complex communication needs. Communication sampling and analysis (CSA) is an assessment tool designed for infants, toddlers, and children with multiple physical, sensory, speech, and/or cognitive, linguistic challenges. The purpose of the CSA is to ... Article
Article  |   September 01, 2009
Communication Sampling and Analysis
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  • Marilyn Jean Buzolich
    Augmentative Communication and Technology Services, San Francisco, CA
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Augmentative & Alternative Communication / Research Issues, Methods & Evidence-Based Practice / Articles
Article   |   September 01, 2009
Communication Sampling and Analysis
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, September 2009, Vol. 18, 88-95. doi:10.1044/aac18.3.88
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, September 2009, Vol. 18, 88-95. doi:10.1044/aac18.3.88
Abstract

Research has shown that communication sampling is important when analyzing communication behavior for individuals who have complex communication needs. Communication sampling and analysis (CSA) is an assessment tool designed for infants, toddlers, and children with multiple physical, sensory, speech, and/or cognitive, linguistic challenges. The purpose of the CSA is to capture and qualify the nature and extent of communication behavior of the communicatively challenged child with partners during interactive settings and contexts. This is important for establishing baseline levels of communicative functioning, setting goals for intervention, and evaluating the effectiveness of treatment. More reliability testing is needed to determine whether the direct sampling of communication behavior is a viable method for evaluation.

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