Comparing iPadA (R) and paper assessments for children with ASD: an initial study

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Marble-Flint, Karissa J.
Strattman, Kathy H.
Schommer-Aikins, Marlene

Marble-Flint, K. J., Strattman, K. H., & Schommer-Aikins, M. A. (2019). Comparing iPad® and Paper Assessments for Children With ASD: An Initial Study. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 40(3), 152–155


iPadA (R) and paper versions of a receptive vocabulary assessment were administered to 4- to 6-year olds with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). No differences were found between scores on the two assessments. Standardized testing for children with ASD can be challenging; however, testing using the iPadA (R) may offer a different avenue as it provides visual input that appears to be motivating. Findings suggest iPadA (R) assessments offer an efficient format for itinerant speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and SLPs providing telepractice when creating individualized evaluation plans.

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