The assessment of a student suspected of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis requires the integration of information collected by a variety of professionals across various domains of functioning. One of the core deficits of students with ASD is a deficit related to social communicative competence (SCC). SCC requires the integration of language, social cognition, and higher order executive functions (Coggins, Olswang, Carmichael Olsson, & Timler, 2003) This article will propose an assessment model of social communicative functioning that was developed based on the SCC framework of Coggins and colleagues as a component of the Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Assessment Protocols for Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Dodd, J. L. (2010). "Thinking outside of the assessment box: Assessing social communicative functioning in students with ASD." SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues 11(3), 88-98.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)