The Auditory Skills Checklist has been shown to be a clinically relevant and easily administered tool for assessing the auditory skills of young children, and has excellent interrater reliability (Meinzen-Derr, 2007). The checklist consists of 35 items representing four domains: detection (9 items), discrimination (7 items), identification (7 items), and comprehension (12 items). By periodically assessing auditory skill development over time using this checklist, parents and early interventionists are able to monitor auditory skill progress and to develop goals for therapy.
All questions on the checklist are directed to the parent(s). Each question has an example or several examples throughout the booklet and checklist itself to assist the parent in understanding the context of the question. Responses are characterized as D (does not have skill), E (emerging skill), or S (has skill), with the potential of 0, 1, or 2 points respectively. Performance is scored in terms of the total amount of points out of a possible 70 and by the change in scores over time. Additionally, responses are coded by the method the answer was obtained. The methods can either be a history elicited by parent report (H), or by direct observation by the therapist (O).
ASC Total Scores and Subscale Scores:
DETECTION, DISCRIMINATION, IDENTIFICATION and COMPREHENSION