Early Functional Communication Profile Set (EFCP)
A dynamic assessment tool measuring subtle, functional changes in nonverbal communication skills for children aged 2-10 with severe/moderate disabilities. Sets a baseline for therapeutic interventions and to monitor ongoing progress.
A hierarchy of prompts highlight the level of skills that can be performed and responses to prompts, classified by: developmental level—skills arranged from easiest to hardest; level of environmental prompt—these can be where the tester or test items are positioned (in front, to the side or back of the child), with gestural prompts (passing object, pointing); verbal cues (saying "your turn," asking questions). Includes level of adult-action prompt—subtle physical and visual prompts such as hand-over-hand, patting the chest or arm, waiting with hand reaching out, waiting expectantly, etc. Subtests: Joint Attention-Requesting Objects/Receptive Language, Social Interaction-Turn-taking, Communicative Intents—Requesting Continuation of Actions/Requesting Assistance/Protesting, Social Interaction—Response to Greetings. Content: Manual and 15 profile forms. Admin time: 30-45 mins.