Good Autism Practice
For professionals wishing to assess communication in people with autism, this is an excellent buy. We all know how important communication is and the book does give a very clear picture of what to look for in communication development. The communication assessment and curriculum is divided into four parts: functional use of communication, expressive communication, understanding communication and social interaction - targeting the areas which most often need attention.
Assessing and Developing Communication and Thinking Skills in People with Autism and Communication Difficulties'. These are assessment sheets, which are coded and cross-referenced with the curriculum in the next part of the book. The sheets are easily photocopy-able and therefore handy to keep as a record and to keep track of your child's progress. I found the book useful in defining what constitutes communication and in making the link between thinking skills and those required for communication.