Welcome to the Social Communication Web site from the University of Washington, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. This Web site is designed to provide caregivers and professionals with a deeper understanding of social communication problems exhibited by school age children, and ways to assess these problems. The site is divided into four major sections: definition of social communication, description of the population exhibiting social communication problems, social communication model, and assessment guidelines. We suggest you visit the site in this order, but of course feel free to move around, as you desire. This Web site is growing constantly. We will attempt to keep our references current, and in the future, we will be providing information regarding treatment.
You will find several questionnaires throughout this site. Your input as a caregiver and/or professional is essential in expanding our knowledge on this topic. The information that you provide when you complete the questionnaires will serve as data for research on the occurrence of social communication problems in school-age children. Each questionnaire contains a variety of questions for you to answer. We would like for you to complete each of the questionnaires, but you can always skip a question. If you visit our Web site on more than one occasion, you do not need to complete the questionnaires again. When completing the questionnaires, you will never be asked to provide identifying information about yourself or children; your identity is always completely anonymous. Once you have completed a questionnaire, you will be asked to "SUBMIT" your answers. Pressing this button will submit your answers, at which time they will become anonymous data for our research. We will be analyzing these data at a later time to determine more about the nature of social communication problems in school-age children. If you do not wish to have your answers be a part of this research, please do not "Submit" the answers to the questionnaires.
One of the questionnaires will provide you with an opportunity to profile a child for whom you have concerns about social communication. Reading through the model first will help you accurately complete the profiling protocol. You should feel free to complete a profile for as many children as you would like. If you wish to move directly to the questionnaire, click on profile here. For all other sections, please use the table of contents to the left, or the links provided below, to get started. Thank you for visiting this site and completing our questionnaires.
|Web site last revised: October 10, 2001|