Communication and Symbolic Behavior Scales Developmental Profile
Use to evaluate
CSBS DP measures 7 language predictors: emotion and eye gaze, communication, gestures, sounds, words, understanding, and object use
CSBS DP is used with infants and toddlers whose functional communication age is between 6 months and 24 months (chronological age from about 6 months to 6 years).
Caregivers and professionals trained to assess young children (e.g., speech-language pathologists, early interventionists, or psychologists); professionals score
5–10 minutes for the Infant-Toddler Checklist, 15–25 minutes for the Caregiver Questionnaire, 30 minutes for the Behavior Sample
Are young children showing early signs of communication delay?
Use CSBS DP™, an efficient screener that measures 7 key language predictors
Derived from CSBS™ and compatible with most developmental curricula, the Communication and Symbolic Behavior Scales Developmental Profile™ (CSBS DP™) is the best and easiest way to pick up early delays in social communication, expressive speech/language, and symbolic functioning—often the first sign of a developmental delay or disability. Based on both parent report and face-to-face evaluation of the child, CSBS DP results provide a great starting point for planning IFSPs, identifying areas for further assessment, determining the efficacy of interventions, and documenting changes in a child’s behavior over time.
The CSBS DP Infant-Toddler Checklist, the first component of CSBS DP, made headlines in a widely publicized study reported in the April 2011 Journal of Pediatrics: When pediatricians used the checklist to screen children at 1-year well-baby check-ups, the tools showed great promise in detecting possible early signs of autism. Download the ITC for free and get the companion Easy-Score™ CD-ROM that makes scoring and interpreting results a snap.
- is easy-to-use
- is norm-referenced
- helps determine the communicative competence of infants and toddlers
- is measured by predictors of language development such as eye gaze, gestures, sounds, words, understanding, and play
What You'll Need
Caregiver Perception Rating
CSBS DP™ Manual
CSBS DP™ Toy Kit