Communication and Symbolic Behavior Scales Developmental Profile (CSBS DP) Manual

Authors: Barry M. Prizant Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Amy M. Wetherby Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Format: Paperback, 192 pages, 8.5 x 11.0
ISBN: 9781557665560
Price: $66.95

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Communication and Symbolic Behavior Scales Developmental Profile, First Normed Edition

This helpful manual guide professionals through the process of administering, scoring, and interpreting the Communication and Symbolic Behavior Scales Developmental Profile (CSBS DP™), an easy-to-use, norm-referenced screening and evaluation tool that measures the communicative competence of children with a functional communication age of 6 to 24 months and a chronological age of 6 months to 6 years. The manual includes:

  • information on how and why CSBS DP™ was developed and refined
  • detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to administer and score each part of CSBS DP™: the Infant-Toddler Checklist, the Caregiver Questionnaire, and the Behavior Sample
  • a chapter on the technical characteristics of CSBS DP™, including standardization, reliability, and validity
  • helpful tips on putting caregivers at ease and encouraging the most communication from very young children
  • an extensive companion to the CSBS DP™ tutorial videotapes, including completed Behavior Samples for the six children shown and comments on the sampling and scoring decisions on the forms
  • guidelines, case studies, and sample letters to parents that help professionals interpret and report the results of CSBS DP™

With the clear instructions in this manual—reinforced by practical tips, charts, case studies, and scoring practice—professionals will use CSBS DP™ accurately and confidently with the children and families they serve.

Available separately or as part of the CSBS DP™ Complete Kit are the other materials required to conduct a CSBS DP™ assessment.

This manual is part of CSBS DP™, an easy-to-use, norm-referenced screening and evaluation tool that helps determine the communicative competence (use of eye gaze, gestures, sounds, words, understanding, and play) of young children. CSBS DP is an ideal starting point for IFSP planning and can be used as a guide to indicate areas that need further assessment.

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Table of Contents

About the Authors

  1. Overview
    • Two-Step Screening and Evaluation Process
    • How Is the CSBS DP Administered?
    • Important Features of the CSBS DP
    • Organization of the CSBS DP Manual
  1. Development
    • Definition of Assessment and Evaluation
    • Why Is Early Identification Important?
    • Limitations of Formal Tools
    • How Can We Find Children Earlier?
    • Development of the CSBS DP
  1. CSBS DP Infant-Toddler Checklist
    • Administration Procedures
    • Scoring Instructions
    • Computer Scoring of the Checklist
  1. CSBS DP Caregiver Questionnaire
    • Administration Procedures
    • Scoring Instructions
  1. CSBS DP Behavior Sample
    • Administration Procedures
    • Warm-Up
    • Behavior Sampling Procedures
    • Sampling Opportunity 1: Wind-Up Toy
    • Sampling Opportunity 2: Balloon
    • Sampling Opportunity 3: Bubbles
    • Sampling Opportunity 4: Jar
    • Sampling Opportunity 5: Books
    • Sampling Opportunity 6: Play
    • CSBS DP Caregiver Perception Rating
    • Tips for Putting Caregivers at Ease
    • Tips for Getting the Most Communication from Very Young Children
    • Scoring Procedures for the Behavior Sample
    • Definitions for the Communication and Symbolic Scales
    • Communication Scales
    • Symbolic Behavior Scales
    • Rating Behaviors on the Behavior Sample: Scoring Worksheet
    • Completing the CSBS DP Behavior Sample: Scoring Summary
  1. Sampling and Scoring Tutorial for the CSBS DP Behavior Sample
    • Overview of the Tutorial Chapter
    • How to Use This Tutorial
    • Camille (Mimi): 21 Months
    • Abby: 20 Months
    • Hunter: 13 Months
    • Christi: 12 Months
    • Patrick "Thomas": 13 Months
    • Kyla: 12 Months
  1. Technical Characteristics
    • Standardization
    • Development of Normative Scores
    • Reliability
    • Validity
  1. Interpreting Results
    • General Issues for Interpreting the CSBS DP
    • Screening Decisions Based on the Infant-Toddler Checklist
    • Evaluation Decisions Based on the Caregiver Questionnaire and Behavior Sample
    • Casey: 21 Months
    • Samantha: 13 Months
    • Summary


Appendix A: Norms Tables for the CSBS DP Infant-Toddler Checklist

Appendix B: Norms Tables for the CSBS DP Caregiver Questionnaire

Appendix C: Norms Tables for the CSBS DP Behavior Sample

Appendix D: Blank Forms


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