Getting started with telehealth for early intervention: Learning modules

Assessing Communication

Children communicate in many ways. Your provider will assess both verbal and non-verbal communication.

Communication includes both:

This is the communication your child is outputting to others, what they are communicating through verbal and non-verbal means.

This is how your child comprehends and understands the communication of others.


Johnston, S. S., Reichle, J., Feeley, K. M., & Jones, E. A. (2012). AAC Strategies for Individuals with Moderate to Severe Disabilities. Brookes Publishing Company. PO Box 10624, Baltimore, MD 21285.