Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Living Edition
| Editors: Fred R. Volkmar

Communication and Symbolic Behavior Scales-Normed Edition (2003)

  • Charlotte Limosani
  • Mariana Marchitto
  • Brittany PanuzioEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6435-8_102529-1

Description

The Communication and Symbolic Behavior Scales (CSBS; Wetherby and Prizant 2003) looks at the communicative, social-affective, and symbolic abilities of children whose functional communication age is between 8 months and 2 years. Its purpose is to assess infants, toddlers, and preschool children, and it may be used with children whose chronological age ranges from about 8 months to 5–6 years, if their developmental age is younger than 24 months. The CSBS provides quantitative and qualitative information about a child’s communicative and symbolic abilities.

The CSBS contains three formal tests: the CSBS Caregiver Questionnaire, the CSBS Behavior Sample, and the Caregiver Perception Rating form. The CSBS Caregiver Questionnaire gains information from the caregiver regarding the child’s communication and symbolic abilities and can be administered prior to the child’s direct assessment. The questionnaire can be completed in about 15–20 min. The CSBS Behavior Sample is a...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charlotte Limosani
    • 1
  • Mariana Marchitto
    • 1
  • Brittany Panuzio
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Communication DisordersSouthern Connecticut State UniversityNew HavenUSA