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.
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!