Are you looking for more ways to assess social skills with your early intervention and preschool students?
Yes, you read that correctly! There is an app, and ONLY one app out there currently that is designed for assessment of social skills with children in early intervention and preschool. This app was created by the extremely talented, Penina Pearl Rybak MA/CCC-SLP, Socially Speaking LLC. I was fortunate enough to meet Penina and see her present at a local workshop. She really knows this age population, she knows her apps, and she knows social skills. So, if you were to trust anyone with this kind of product, she is your go to SLP! She was generous to provide me with a copy of this app to check out. But all thoughts and opinions are all mine.
As you can see, this app is designed for assessing social skills. It is really easy to navigate and use. This app has checklists and sections where you can add in notations. But it really guides you with all necessary components.
I love that you can add a child’s photo to really individualize and personalize this assessment.
I also love that you can take photos of all of the parts of the assessment. It allows you to gather all information necessary and keep it in one place.
The checklists are really easy to complete. Just go through all the of the parts of social language which are already lined out for you in this app and document that child’s functioning level. Once you are done, you can easily generate a PDF in the app which can be printed, emailed, or saved on your iPad for future use.
Who is this app perfect for?
- Traveling SLPs
- Busy SLPs
- SLPs looking for new ways to assess social language
- If you are trying to justify services based on social skills
- If you want to document progress for a parent or school district
- Can help you generate a baseline and plan for therapy
There are NOT many social skills assessments out there and definitely none other out there for the iPad. It is nice to see one perfect for busy and traveling SLPs looking to gather more data for children on their caseloads.