DAI Verbal Communication Domain

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Welcome to Pops Spedster And Company's Communication Domain Home Page,

where special education students, teachers, parents/caregivers and home schoolers will find instructional materials for students with intellectual impairments, which are also appropriate charter school materials in regular education classes. Some ELL students might also benefit from the materials being offered on this site.

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CLICK HERE TO SEE AN ANALYSIS OF ASSESSMENT RESULTS

Baseline Instruction

 

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PROCESS CHART FOR DAI.
DAI Process 

 

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THEORY OF HIERARCHICAL

INSTRUCTION STANDARDS.

Kemp's Hierarchy

 

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THE ENTIRE DAI

ASSESSMENT SYSTEM.

DAI Assessment

 

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VERBAL COMMUNICATION

DOMAIN OF THE DAI ASSESSMENT.

DAI Verbal Communication Domain

 

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INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN PROCESS

DAI Instructional Design Process

 

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A VIDEO ON FACIAL

EXPRESSION RECOGNITION

FACIALEXPRESSION RECOGNITION

 

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A VIDEO ABOUT SMILING.

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The Communication Domain of the DAI Assessment System starts with the assessment of an individual's verbal communication skills. Scoring is based on a 0 to 3 scale. The discriminators specify whether the utterances of the individual are verbalizations (more sounds than actual words) or actual words. Scoring for the use of augmentative devices should be based on any and all augmentative devices from simple switches to electronic tablet apps.

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In this photo, a student with limited mobility makes choices using a clock communicator. Pictures of choices are velcroed to the clock face. The student uses a simple button switch to move the hand of the clock to the desired item or activity.

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DAI ASSESSMENT FOR STUDENTS WITH LOW INCIDENCE DISABILITIES

 

Score each item 1 to 3 with 1 being “needs full assistance” and 3 being “independent. Score 0 if there is no evidence to support the described behavior.

A. Expressive Communication Domain

Verbal /Gestural/Signed Communication

  1. I can use between 1 and 5 verbalizations to communicate my needs and wants.            _____
  2. I can use a combination of English words and verbalizations to communicate my needs and wants.         _____
  3. I can use as many as ten English words to communicate my needs.   _____
  4. I can use more than 10 words in English and/or another language to communicate my needs and wants.     _____
  5. I can use an augmentative device with up to 4 choices.         _____
  6. I can use an augmentative device with up to 8 choices.         _____
  7. I can use my own gestures to communicate my needs and wants.             _____
  8. I use American Sign Laguage modified to my indivudal signs to communicate my needs and wants.           ______
  9. I use regular ASL signs to communicate my needs and wants.    ______
  10. I use full spoken sentences in English to communicate my needs and wants.    ______

Domain Subtotal -  _____

 

A RELATIVELY HIGH Domain Subtotal score on this section of the DAI Assessment probably means that the individual has little or no need for instruction in Verbal Communication. Scores of 0 on discriminators 5 and 6 may indicate that the individual either has no need of an augmentative communication device or that the individual has never been matched with and trained to use an augmentative communication device.

Here is an Excel spreadsheet to help with this assessment. It automatically calculates the score for each discrimintor and can be used to produce a profile chart for this domain as it relates to each individual being assessed. Click below to open the spreadsheet.

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