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Name ___________________________________________________________________________________

I
Pre-Intentional
Behavior

(1)

(1)

Expresses
Discomfort

Expresses Comfort

Expresses Interest
in Other People

(2)

(2)

(3)

(2)

Protests

Continues
Action

Obtains More
of Something

Attracts
Attention

3-8 mo.

III
Unconventional
Communication
6-12 mo.

IV
Conventional
Communication
12-18 mo.

V
Concrete
Symbols
12-24 mo.

VI
Abstract
Symbols
18-24 mo.

Completed by ___________________________________________________

FEATURES

Type of Symbol

(1)

0-3 mo.

II
Intentional
Behavior

Dates __________________/_____________________

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

(7)

(8)

(3)

(4)

Refuses,
Rejects

Requests
More
Action

Requests
New
Action

Requests
More
Object

Makes
Choices

Requests
New
Object

Requests
Attention

Shows
Affection

Refuses,
Rejects

Requests
More
Action

Requests
New
Action

Requests
More
Object

Makes
Choices

Requests
New
Object

Requests
Attention

Shows
Affection

Refuses,
Rejects

Requests
More
Action

Requests
New
Action

Requests
More
Object

Refuses,
Rejects

Requests
More
Action

Requests
New
Action

Refuses,
Rejects

Requests
More
Action

Requests
New
Action

Pre-Intentional
Communicative
Behaviors
express
states of wellbeing (Level I)
or have
communicative
functions
(Level II)

For Levels V, VI or VII, specify types


of symbols used (e.g., picture
symbols, 3-dimensional symbols,
manual signs, speech)

Pre-symbolic
Communication
involves
communication
through motor
and vocal
behaviors
(Levels I-IV)

Intentional
Communicative
Behaviors
express
communicative
Intents
(Levels III-VII)
(5)

(6)

(7)

(8)

(1)

(2)

Greets
People

Offers,
Shares

Directs
Another's
Attention

Polite
Social
Forms

Answers
Yes/No
Questions

Asks
Questions

(8)

(9)

(3)

(4)

Makes
Choices

Requests
Request
Absent
New
Object
Object

Requests
Absent
Object

Requests
Attention

Shows
Affection

Greets
People

Offers,
Shares

Directs
Another's
Attention

Polite
Social
Forms

Answers
Yes/No
Questions

Asks
Questions

Names
Things/
People

Makes
Comments

Requests
More
Object

Makes
Choices

Requests
Request
Absent
New
Object
Object

Requests
Absent
Object

Requests
Attention

Shows
Affection

Greets
People

Offers,
Shares

Directs
Another's
Attention

Polite
Social
Forms

Answers
Yes/No
Questions

Asks
Questions

Names
Things/
People

Makes
Comments

Requests
More
Object

Makes
Choices

Requests
Request
Absent
New
Object
Object

Requests
Absent
Object

Requests
Attention

Shows
Affection

Greets
People

Offers,
Shares

Directs
Another's
Attention

Polite
Social
Forms

Answers
Yes/No
Questions

Asks
Questions

Names
Things/
People

Makes
Comments

Symbolic
Communication
involves
communication
through the use
of symbols
(Levels V-VII)

VII
Language
24 mo. +

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