“I feel at a loss for what to do when I assess my older autistic students.”
I feel you. I’ve been there. 👇
If you’re like most SLPs I know, you’ve spent hours assessing a student only to end up with standardized scores that don’t truly reflect their skills and abilities.
Why? Because standardized assessments are not normed on autistic kids.
They don’t provide us with the critical information we need to create strengths-based goals and comprehensive reports!
Formal assessments fail to reveal important information about some of the most critical areas where our autistic kids need support, like…
✔ and more…
And you absolutely NEED this data if you want to write goals for your students that have a lasting impact on their happiness and their ability to navigate socially for the rest of their lives!
But there hasn’t been an assessment to target these key areas…
Introducing the DASEL!
The Dynamic Assessment of Social Emotional Learning (DASEL)...
...is the “missing component” you need to identify the ‘functional’ routine daily social activities of your autistic students, a requirement per IDEA!
With this strengths-based informal assessment, you’ll uncover your student’s unique needs that will help prepare them for further education, employment and independent living - making you feel more confident in your evaluations.
Check out what's inside!
You might be wondering "Does this work in tandem with what I'm already doing?" or "Is it easy to use?"
Well, I've got some great news for you!
I answer all of those questions in this video preview.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This video was for the original DASEL and doesn't include all the components you're actually getting with this version (like the sample report and other bonuses). But it should give you a good idea of some of the core components.
Reveal hidden support needs. With a strengths-based approach.
Assess Your Student’s Social Abilities in Real-time
Reveal important information about your student’s problem solving, inferencing and perspective taking abilities in realistic situations.
Uncover Skills & Abilities
With this unique informal assessment, you’ll uncover critical data about the child’s skills and abilities. Use what you learn to connect, engage, and motivate your students on an individual basis.
Discover Hidden Interests & Motivators
Gather essential information about your student’s interests, what they’re seeking in friendships, and their priorities in life after high school.
Use your new knowledge to help your students make ideal friendships and reach long-term fulfillment and happiness
Get Stronger Data for Your IEP Meetings
Use the SAMPLE report you get with your copy of the DASEL to quickly spin up your own reports for use in IEP meetings.
Enter every IEP armed with accurate data so you can provide the support you know your autistic kids really need.
What's at the heart of this amazing assessment?
✅ Digital Teacher & Caregiver Forms allow for easy-to-use data collection of strengths and opportunities…
✅ Therapist Observation Checklist provides feedback to help develop neurodiversity-affirming IEP goals...
✅ Student Strengths & Interests Survey to obtain information about their friendship goals, self-identity, and self-advocacy skills...
✅ Mini goal writing course including a suggested neurodiversity-affirming goal bankAssess My Students
Alysa Nava, SLP
I love this assessment so much and so do my students and their parents! My students are very much drawn to the movie clips and the self-assessment, and they stay super engaged and motivated throughout. This assessment will always be a part of my assessment strategy for my ASD kids.
Claudia Ceballos, SLP
I actually use this for MANY of the kids on my caseload. I like having the insight into my student's own thoughts and feelings for what they want in a friend, and what types of support s they need. It's extremely helpful to see how kids use their abilities in realistic situations, and this assessment helps me give them support based on that data.
Rhea Lynch, SLP
The DASEL has been extremely valuable for initial evals, annual IEP meetings, and triennial reviews for students within a variety of eligibility categories. It's really easy to collect information to support self-advocacy goals, perspective taking skills, and much more. My goals are much more informed, and the kids actually love the assessment.
Everything you need to assess quickly. Stay organized. And get better data.
Quick & Easy Assessment (takes less than 30 min.)
The DASEL is fun, quick and easy. Students LOVE it. And so do parents & teachers.
✔ Takes less than 30 minutes to administer.
✔ Grab important SEL data from outside the classroom with the click of a button.
✔ Enjoy a fun informal assessment that's neurodiversity-affirming and easy to give.
Individualized Student Data in a Simple Dashboard
Get all your student data back instantly and compiled into individual dashboards.
✔ Dashboard for each student
✔ No messy paperwork
✔ Easy-to-read data and reports
Short “How to” Videos for Giving the DASEL
I’ll show you exactly how to use the DASEL for maximum effectiveness in just a few short videos.
✔ Short video for each component
✔ Bonus instructional videos
✔ Streamline implementation of this assessment
Plus, grab these exclusive Bonuses.
BONUS: Sample Report for Presenting Data in IEPs
Use the sample report you get with your copy of the DASEL to throw together quick and easy reports for use in your IEP meetings.
✔ Guide to easily writing reports with your data.
✔ Walk into your IEP meetings feeling confident in your data and ready to propose well-informed goals.
BONUS: Neurodiversity Affirming Resources to Engage Your Kids
Get some of my FAVORITE resources and websites for keeping kids engaged in a neurodiversity affirming way. Free when you buy the DASEL now!
✔ 5 Bonus Resources For School-Aged Students
BONUS: Lifetime Updates to the DASEL
As new components and requests are added to the DASEL, you'll be the first to get access for life!
✔ Get improvements to the DASEL for free
✔ Have the opportunity to make requests (I've already added things to the DASEL because of customer requests, like the sample reports)
Don't let your students miss out on the support they need!
The autistic kids you serve and support absolutely NEED you to write goals that are based on more holistic data.
It's our responsibility to do that for them.
And if the goals you write for those students don't take social communication into account, those kids are going to be stuck with imperfect goals during some of the most crucial months/years of their life.
No one wants that!
And THAT is why the data that the DASEL provides is so important...
...because being aware of these kids’ social-emotional needs has a real impact on their long-term happiness and their ability to thrive in the world.
So... grab your copy of the DASEL and let's help them thrive!