Focus on Function–Second Edition is a compendium of functional communication activities developed for the individual with mild to moderate deficits in reading, writing, listening and speaking that impact daily life. You will also find Focus on Function–Second Edition to be an important tool for your adolescent and adult students who speak English as a second language (ESL), those with learning differences, and others needing to strengthen communicative activities of daily living. The primary purpose of Focus on Function–Second Edition is to foster independence.
Each activity is categorized according to guidelines established by the American Speech Language Hearing Association’s (ASHA) Functional Communication Measures (FCMs), the American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA) skills categories, and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health Codes.
The activities are organized into the following areas:
This highly useful book includes a Skills Assessment Inventory and a Communication History and Interest Form to determine which skill areas need reinforcement and to focus on the personal, vocational and social interests of the client or student.
The manual provides reproducible workbook pages and tasks such as:
This book is useful to speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, teachers