Webinar on the Communication Matrix. Area IV Deafblind Projects August 21, 2007 Charity Rowland, Ph.D. Oregon Health & Science University. Agenda. Development of Communication Communication Matrix—Print versions for Professionals and Parents Communication Matrix Online.
Area IV Deafblind Projects
August 21, 2007
Charity Rowland, Ph.D.
Oregon Health & Science University
Read the questions carefully!
Total Score Communication
From Profile, give 2 points for each cell that is mastered and 1 point for each cell that is emerging. Maximum score = 160.
Highest Level of Competence
Highest level (of 7) at which child has mastered behaviors.Summarizing Results
Home Page: Communicationwww.communicationmatrix.org
View/Delete existing Matrix
Resume unfinished Matrix
Update starting with previous Matrix
Start a Matrix on a new child
Sample Response Page Communication
Question C1: Refuses or Rejects Something
“Does your child intentionally show you that s/he doesn’t want a certain thing or a certain activity? If so, what does your child do to refuse or reject something?”
Each possible communicative behavior is scored as either Not Used (default), Emerging, or Mastered, using drop-down boxes.
Results: Sample 1-page Communication Profile Communication
Results: Sample Communication Skills List Communication
This is the first page of five showing exactly which communicative behaviors this individual uses to express which communicative intents.
United States CommunicationSite Users by Country
50 Other Nations
User Relationship to Communication
Age of Assessed
16 – 20 yrs
12 – 16 yrs
2 – 4 yrs
8 – 12 yrs
4 – 8 yrs
(many individuals experience multiple impairments)
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