IMAGINE Checklist {App Review and Giveaway}


The IMAGINE Checklist is an app developed by SLPS and OTs at All 4 My Child. The app includes an informal assessment of social skills through a checklist.


The checklist is developed for children ages 4-10 years.It is broken down into different sections based on the IMAGINE framework of social development. This includes: Initiating interactions, Maintaining interactions, Advocating and negotiating, Getting regulated, Interpreting nonverbal language, Negotiating space and Experiencing humor.




The checklist includes 60 specific social cognition skills that are rated by the user from 1-5. Open each of the different domains and complete rate the skills from 1-5. Examples are included for several of the skills which is helpful.



The  social checklists are stored in the app, so year to year you can go back and look at the tests that were given previously.

The app produces a PDF checklist that can be printed or emailed.



On the home page there are links to data on developmental norms and settings information.

Pros:  This checklist and rating scale is awesome for goal writing. As I sit down to write IEPs each year I can see myself using it to decide which overall area to focus on, or picking one thing from a few areas. It’s a great tool to monitor from year to year when setting goals.

Cons: I found it kind of hard to judge some of these areas. Maybe if each category had an optional pop up button with examples of each of the skills are various levels of mastery (1-5) there would be better consistency across raters.  The links to age norms takes you to the Pediatrics in Review journal. Since I don’t subscribe I wasn’t able to see the research which was disappointing. I wish the developers summarized the information into something purchasers of the app can review.

You can find the  IMAGINE Checklist on iTunes for $9.99. I was given copy of this app for review the opinions expressed here are only mine! To win your own copy, enter using rafflecopter below. All4MyChild has generously donated 4 codes to giveaway!

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Lovely comments

  1. 1

    Shara Kuehl says

    I am always looking for a better way to assess and rate social skill development. This is the first time I have heard of this framework. I am going to check it out.

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    Julie Schwarz says

    I’m guessing you really mean how would I use the IMAGINE checklist app :). I would love to use it to monitor my student’s progress from year to year. Also, it would be great to have another tool to use when I serve on my districts evaluation team.

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    Denise says

    I would love to have this app in order to have a way to document skills in the area of social language.

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    Lisa Varo says

    I would use this app to monitor social skills across time for IEP planning. I am always looking for new ways to document social skills and social skills progress.

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    Mary Keiger says

    This looks like a wonderful app to document progress in social language. This is very much needed! Thank you for letting us know about it!

  6. 7

    Mary Keiger says

    I really needed an app to document progress made in teaching social language. Thank you for letting us know about it!

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    Annie Polizzi Doyle says

    I imagine the information gleaned would be helpful in the development of IEP goals as well as to assess strengths and weaknesses. I like the idea of norms, but agree there should be a way to access the information if you have purchased the app.

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    rita west says

    I’ve been looking for something to get data on my young 4-6 years olds who are struggling with social skills. This looks great!

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    MANJU says

    I would love to use it with my social skills students.This would be a great tool to write the goals.

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    Stacey Roth says

    This App would be so helpful in keeping track of the progress my student’s are making along with areas that continue to be of concern. I love that you can print it to send home to parents or provide to teachers.

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    Judy Hale says

    So many kids on the caseload anymore have social needs and traditional tests just do not do it for them. This would help “quantify” their skills, help write goals, and measure progress.

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    Shannon Schwerdtfeger says

    This would be fantastic for initial and triennial assessments or even just progress monitoring. I’m in the middle of a triennial for a student with high-functioning autism that has pragmatic deficits, and this app would be great in helping with the assessment.

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    Laura says

    I would use the app to assess baseline and progress in social skills and to write IEP goals.

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    Jill says

    The imagine checklist would help me to write goals as well as a baseline for children in my summer social group. I could use it to help tailor group activities for the students in the areas they need most.

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