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Assessmenttechniques regarding language and communication abilities of children with ASDmust focus on functional communication and are essential to the assessment ofthe intervention proposals outcomes. The purpose of this study is to comparethe results of two different protocols that assess the functional communicativeprofile. Participants were 50 children and adolescents with ages between 3years 9 months and 14 years 8 months of both genders with diagnosis within theASD. They were assessed by FCP-Rr and FCP-C. The results showed that althoughboth instruments didn’t result in equivalent data, they provided importantinformation about the communication of children and adolescents with ASDbecause they used the same paradigms of analysis. The comparison of FCP-C andthe FCP-Rr results in important information to the comprehensive understandingof children and adolescents with ASD because they use the same paradigms ofvariable analysis. Results also indicate that disorders in receptive languageinterfere directly in the interpersonal communication of these subjects whileonly severe disorders of expressive communication have significant effects oninterpersonal communication.

KEYWORDS

Autistic Disorder, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, Child Language, Functional Communication Profile, Questionnaires

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Santos, T. , Amato, C. & Fernandes, F. 2014. Functional Communication Profile-Revised: Application and Comparison with the Functional Communicative Profile-Checklist. Psychology, 5, 1384-1391. doi: 10.4236-psych.2014.511149.





Autor: Thaís Helena Ferreira Santos, Cibelle Albuquerque de la Higuera Amato, Fernanda Dreux Miranda Fernandes

Fuente: http://www.scirp.org/



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