American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Functional Assessment of Communication Skills for Adults (ASHA FACS)
The ASHA FACS helps you to measure the functional communication of adults with speech, language, and cognitive-communication impairments.
The measure comprises 43 items across four domains: Social Communication, Communication of Basic Needs, Reading/Writing/Number Concepts, and Daily Planning. It was validated with African American and White adults with aphasia following left-hemisphere stroke and adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI). A subsequent study extended the validation to African American, Hispanic, and White adults with cognitive-communication impairments resulting from dementia and right-hemisphere stroke.
In this 2017 revised edition, the studies have been combined into one volume. Outdated information has been revised or omitted, and new information has been added. The overview of the literature has been updated. Some of the examples on the measure have been updated. The actual test items and scoring procedures remain unchanged.
- A revised and updated manual containing both studies and a case example
- Information about research on the use of the ASHA FACS
- Descriptions of additional measures of functional communication
- A printed version of the measure with a score summary and profile forms for you to photocopy
- A perforated ratings card to either keep with your manual or tear out for easy access
When you order the ASHA FACS, you’ll receive a link in your email receipt to a downloadable Excel spreadsheet, which will calculate scores. Your printed manual will be sent using your chosen shipping method.