The FCP-R lets you account for some of the unique aspects of communication and the diversity among individuals with developmental and acquired delays. It addresses all communication possibilities and is not limited to oral language expression. Test items help fulfill the standards in state and federal regulations in the United States.
The test assesses students' language-based responses to portrayed, peer-to-peer situations which is unlike other tests which rely on observation forms.
The FCP-R yields an overall inventory of the individual's communication abilities, mode of communication (e.g., verbal, sign, nonverbal, augmentative), and degree of independence. Clients are assessed and rated in the major skills categories of communication through direct observation, teacher and caregiver reports and one on one testing. The FCP-R is appropriate for individuals who range between mild and profound deficits.
Testing Time: 45 to 90 minutes
"I like the FCP-R. It’s criterion based. You can use observations, teacher/parent input, and review of records. It covers expressive and receptive oral language, speech, nonverbal communication, alternative communication input, pragmatics as well as other areas of development in the areas of cognition (e.g. attention), motor, play, etc. You can use it to determine the severity of the impairment, but I use it more as a dynamic assessment. It’s great for students with limited verbal ability and students with cognitive impairments that make traditional standardized assessments difficult to use to actually gather information." – SLP (Jan. 2018)
"I use this assessment measure as part of my AAC evaluations in our district. In my opinion, it is a good platform for gathering information from major stakeholders and determining how the AAC evaluation should proceed." – SLP (Jan. 2018)
"I use the FCP-R all the time with students for whom I need to assess functional skills with. I have the student’s team fill it out and I summarize it, and I also do a normed vocabulary assessment." – SLP (Jan. 2018)
"I love it - it covers a lot of areas and helps when writing a comprehensive narrative report." – SLP (Dec. 2017)
"I just started using it and think it gives a good overall picture. Excellent with narrowing focus for goal writing." – SLP (Dec. 2017)
"I love the focus on how they ARE communicating, not on everything they’re not doing. Very helpful for parents/caregivers as well as professionals, in my experience." – SLP (Dec. 2017)
"It’s a great option for students who can’t complete standardized assessments." – SLP (Dec. 2017)
"I love the FCP-R. Use it all the time!" – SLP (Dec. 2017)
"I use it often for students with ASD and those with limited expressive skills who will benefit most from a functional program. I like it. In fact, I have two in my inbox right now that I need to summarize. I give them to the team that works with the student to complete, and I answer questions and then summarize the information." – SLP (Dec. 2017)
"The FCP-R was my go-to in county programs and I use it constantly with high school life skills kids." – SLP (Dec. 2017)
"I love the FCP-R! There is an early communication skills profile for younger students. Very helpful in looking at all areas of language and it has a good parent questionnaire to facilitate conversation about parent concerns." – SLP (Dec. 2017)
"Great criterion-referenced measure to guide assessment and intervention!" – SLP (Dec. 2017)
"I work with children who have a wide variety of syndromes and intellectual disabilities. It’s great for these populations." – SLP (Dec. 2017)
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