Classifying Typically-Developing Toddlers Using the Communication Function Classification System (CFCS)
The CFCS (www.cfcs.us) consists of five levels of communication performance with familiar and unfamiliar partners, from Level I (most functional) to Level V (least functional). In pilot data of 32 children, ages 24-to-60-months, communication performances of children older than 31 months were generally classified as CFCS Level I. However, the relationship between CFCS levels and age needs further study. The purpose of the study is to use the CFCS to determine at what age 90% of typically developing toddlers consistently communicate at Level I and to compare those results to the Focus on the ...
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