The
   PRAGMATICS PROFILE
              of Everyday Communication Skills in Children


 

The study of pragmatics is of considerable interest to speech and language therapists, educational psychologists and other professionals concerned with children’s language and communication, but it can be difficult to assess within a single environment such as the clinic or school. The Pragmatics Profile of Everyday Communication Skills in Children enables the professional to build up a comprehensive picture of children’s communicative skills in a variety of everyday situations by means of structured interview procedure, to be used with parents, teachers or other carers.

A complete revision of the Pragmatics Profile of Every Communication Skills, the Pragmatics Profile contains two separate interview forms – each of them taking full account of the increasing variety of complexity of the different communicative and social setting that children encounter as they grow older and enter formal education

  • The Pragmatics Profile of Everyday Communication Skills in Pre-School Children is for use with pre-school children, from the age of nine months;
  • The Pragmatics Profile of Everyday Communication Skills in School-Age Children is for use with school-age children, up to the age of 10 years.

Both profiles may be used as part of an initial assessment and as an aid to planning intervention. They are straightforward to administer, taking approximately 30 minutes to complete, and have been designed for obtaining structured qualitative information on a wide range of client groups including children with learning disabilities, hearing loss or physical difficulties, and those whose first language is not English.

The Pragmatics Profile for each of the two age ranges falls into four sections, covering:

  • Communicative Functions;
  • Responses to Communication;
  • Interaction and Conversation;
  • Contextual Variation;

The Pragmatics Profile of Everyday Communication Skills in Children contains a Manual section, providing background information on the development and construction of the Pragmatics Profile, together with full administration instructions. It also contains a set of photocopy masters - comprising the two profiles, plus the Record Sheet, Summary Sheet and Brief Instructions Sheet - which will equip users with all that is required for completing the assessment.

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