This checklist helps parents and professionals to record the development of communication and play skills to guide teaching and therapy.
The first part covers the early comprehension and production skills that children demonstrate before they reach the first word stage in spoken words or in sign. The second part covers pretend play, because children's play is a very good guide to their level of understanding of events in the world around them and their ability to link ideas together. Finally, the third section covers the ability to join in conversations, to initiate conversations and the social use of language.
The Interactive Communication and Play Checklist is one of a series of DSE checklists covering language and speech development. These include:
- Vocabulary 1 - First 120 words
- Vocabulary 2 - Second 340 words
- Vocabulary 3 - Third 350 words
- Interactive Communication and Play
- Speech Sounds
- Sentences and Grammar
The DSE checklists are available either individually or as a complete set of six.
For therapists and other professionals, we offer a Professional Licence for download editions that permits printing for multiple clients.