Basic Skills Checklists: Teacher-Friendly Assessment for Students with Autism or Special Needs
Since many of us as either teachers or homeschoolers are heading back to school this month, I wanted to share a book that I use to quickly assess my students and create goals.
This book is described as "an easy-to-use, informal assessment tool." It includes checklists for many different skill domains, so that you can easily track a child's current skill levels in a variety of areas. I use it for so much more than an assessment tool. I find it really useful for planning IEP goals, because it lists a variety of skills in each domain area. Each page is a checklist for a certain skill area, such as
Money use, and more.
It breaks each skill down into components to make teaching it super easy.
The checklists are not just great for initial assessments, I think they are great for progress tracking, as each page lets you record assessment data at multiple points during the year.
This is a book I would use every year for almost every student. It is ready-to-use, practical, and saves lots of time. You can view the book on Amazon and look at some sample pages here: