A groundbreaking synthesis of developmental, relationship-based, and skill-based approaches, the SCERTS‰ã¢ Model provides a framework for improving communication and social-emotional abilities in preschool and primary school students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families.
Developed by internationally recognized experts, SCERTS‰ã¢ supports developmental progress in three areas: Social Communication (communicating spontaneously and establishing relationships), Emotional Regulation (regulating emotional arousal to support learning and engagement), and Transactional Supports (elements that aid a child's progress as he or she works toward a goal).
The SCERTS Model comprises two volumes, offering early intervention professionals comprehensive and practical guidance on using SCERTS‰ã¢ in assessment and intervention. THIS ITEM is the first volume, "Assessment," only.
... Volume I: Assessment gives detailed background information on The SCERTS Model and guides professionals through the assessment process. Early interventionists will examine the research foundations and the recommended practices that inform the model; learn about specific goals and objectives for each of the three SCERTS‰ã¢ components; get a detailed listing of developmental milestones that contribute to the recommended assessment and intervention plans; explore The SCERTS Model's similarities and differences with other models; and discover how to use the model in educational settings. Assessment report and observation forms are included to help collect information and monitor child progress.
The two volumes are also available as an economical set. In addition, Volume II: Intervention is available separately.
Semi-structured yet flexible enough to respond to individual differences, SCERTS‰ã¢ can be applied in many different settings and used with other intervention approaches. With this child- and family-centered model, based on over two decades of research and clinical experience, early interventionists will have everything they need to evaluate and promote the social and emotional development of children with ASD.
448 pages. 2006