“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!
Get Strengths-Based, Holistic Assessments That Accurately Represent Your Autistic Students.
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.
"I’ve used the DASEL with elementary through college aged clients. It has been the “missing piece” for each evaluation."
"The DASEL has given me a way to merge neurodiversity affirming practice with functional gains. I love the way information is gathered in a way that respects neurological differences while connecting to underlying needs and strengths. This allows me to develop functional goals that we can work on using a strength based approach. I’ve used the DASEL with elementary through college aged clients. It has been the “missing piece” for each evaluation."
— Elizabeth Hepler, CCC-SLP
Discover More About How The DASEL Can Inform Your Assessments In This Video!
IMPORTANT NOTE: This video is from the OLD VERSION of the DASEL.
The new version you get today ALSO includes:
✅ Fully functional student dashboard: no fussing with a PDF!
✅ Easy walkthroughs so you can start using your new assessment in minutes.
✅ FULL crash course on writing Neurodiversity-affirming Goals!
✅ ND-Affirming Goals Bank: also helps you map which goals to use from your data.
✅ Suggested Accommodations Bank: diverse array of accommodations w/ assistance in mapping them to your data.
✅ 3 Sample Reports w/ a LEGALLY DEFENSIBLE report template: so you can easily write neurodiversity-affirming goals that are 100% compliant.
✅ Statements of considerations on standardized tests: helps with creating strengths-based reports for IEPs.
✅ Speech Evaluation Templates: an extensive list of templatized reports for use with the most common standardized tests. (Just plug in your data and student info to the correct report! Makes life super easy!)
"It's really easy to collect information to support self-advocacy goals, perspective taking skills, and much more."
"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."
— Rhea Lynch, CCC-SLP
"I love that the DASEL has many different materials you can use to assess various skills within your students..."
"I love that the DASEL has many different materials you can use to assess various skills within your students that may be hard to get more information on with standardized assessments when working with neurodiverse students!
I have used the DASEL to gain more information on my students from the parents perspective, as well as my students perspective, and it really has impacted how I create the goals for my students! It allows the parents and students to contribute more information that can be kept in mind when developing future goals!"
— Marissa Happ, CCC-SLP
"...made me feel comfortable and confident again in assessing autistic clients in a neurodiversity affirming way."
"I love the DASEL because it puts our neurodiverse clients at the forefront. We are directly asking clients about their strengths and struggles, and their thoughts on their friendships. It is also a new view on how we observe our clients and ask the adults in our client's lives for input in a neurodiversity affirming way. Additionally, Chris has added amazing resources that are invaluable to the DASEL package, such as sample assessments with legally sound blurbs that support use of informal assessments for this population.
The use of this assessment has made me feel comfortable and confident again in assessing autistic clients in a neurodiversity affirming way."
— Molly Ramassini,
Reveal Hidden Support Needs With A Strengths-Based Approach, And Delight Your Students & Families.
Accurately Assess Your Student’s Strengths (in real time)
Quickly & easily reveal important information about your student’s problem solving, inferencing and perspective taking abilities in realistic situations.
*Other assessments (including OTHER dynamic assessments) miss this crucial data.
Uncover Hidden Skills & Abilities (so you can help your students build on them)
Surface critical data about the child’s skills and abilities. You'll use what you find to connect, engage, and motivate your students, while delighting their families.
Discover Hidden Interests & Motivators (and enhance positive self-identity)
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
Present Your ND-Affirming Approach With LEGALLY DEFENSIBLE Data In Every IEP Meeting
Use the 3 SAMPLE reports w/ legally defensible report 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.
"I like having the insight into my student's own thoughts and feelings for what they want in a friend, and what types of supports they need..."
"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.
— Claudia Ceballos,
"My coworkers have even commented on how much they like the inclusion of information from the DASEL..."
"The DASEL has made me feel confident in my ability to provide accurate, effective, and helpful evaluations that are positively aligned with my students' unique personalities and abilities. My coworkers have even commented on how much they like the inclusion of information from the DASEL. I often find myself using goals from the goal bank and video clips to target a variety of perspective taking and inferencing skills too which is a great bonus. "
— Rebecca Roberts,
"I FINALLY feel confident in assessing my autistic middle and high schoolers!!"
The DASEL gives me actual data that I can use to plan and implement therapy for my students. This assessment has truly changed my practice in the best possible way. Thank you Speech Dude!!!"
- Mackenzie Saenz, SLP
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 bankGet The DASEL Full Assessment Kit!
Engage Your Autistic Students & Get Accurate Assessments In Minutes.
Quick & Easy In-Person Assessment (takes less than 30 min.)
The DASEL's in-person assessment 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.
Teacher Form (gather data from ALL your student's teachers with ONE click!)
Get well-rounded data from ALL your student's teachers by sending off a single link with the click of a button.
✔ Gathers data for SEL, perspective taking, and so much more...
✔ Takes teachers less than 2 minutes to fill out
✔ Get ALL your data back in a simple dashboard that you can pull up in seconds (no messy paperwork)
✔ Get a more holistic view of every child and back up your reports
Therapist Observation Form (discreet digital form)
Gather neurodiversity affirming observational data from your student in a variety of settings discreetly. This will help you form a solid report as per IDEA law.
✔ This form WILL help you get important SEL and friendship data using your phone or tablet so your student doesn't know you're there for them!
✔ This form DOES NOT focus solely on student deficits that lead to compliance goals
Student Form (gets important data directly from your student!)
Uncover your student's own perception of strengths, abilities and interests.
✔ Gets data directly from your students to help you understand their perceptions so you can provide better care
✔ Uncovers student's skills, abilities and interests as THEY perceive them
✔ Gives important insight into data that can help you cultivate an environment where friendships can grow
✔ Makes your students feel like they have a hand in their own therapy, which encourages autonomy, self-determination and intrinsic motivation!
"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"
— Alysa Nava, CCC-SLP
"I can now accurately describe their strengths and abilities in their IEPs and assessments, as well as develop more meaningful goals."
"The DASEL was just the instrument I was looking for! I love that it helps me gain more valuable information from my autistic students and their families. I can now accurately describe their strengths and abilities in their IEPs and assessments, as well as develop more meaningful goals. I don't know what I'd do without the DASEL!"
— Valerie Schulz, CCC-SLP
"I love the DASEL because it allows me to get to know my students better than any other assessment."
"I love the DASEL because it allows me to get to know my students better than any other assessment. It is not standardized but the structure of it allows you to learn so much about the strengths and preferences of students. I also love how there are forms for parents and other educators working with students."
- Jessica Belmonte,
Easy To Implement. Easy To Track.
Comprehensive, Step-by-Step Video Course Teaching You How To Use Your DASEL
I’ll walk you through exactly how to use the DASEL for maximum effectiveness with comprehensive videos.
✔ Short video for each component
✔ Bonus instructional videos
✔ Streamline implementation of this assessment
ALL Individualized Student Data Automatically Goes To Your 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
"It uses a triangulation of data (teacher, caregiver, and student interviews)."
"There are so many reasons why I LOVE the DASEL. It uses a triangulation of data (teacher, caregiver, and student interviews). I work at a high school so the teachers love how quick and easy it is to complete. It condenses all the data and creates a graph with just a click of a button. I then use the graphs - data to look for strength and weakness clusters. I also like the movie clips section of the tool to get baseline data."
- Angel Reaux, CCC-SLP
"I always receive positive feedback at meetings when using this assessment."
"I work at the secondary level and parents have heard how their kids have struggled for years. This strength based approach assessment regains parent's optimism and gathers the priorities and needs of the family and student. I love that I can customize the assessment to add more information that is specific to my student, school or organization. The DASEL gives report and goal examples that are so helpful when writing evaluations and IEP's. I always receive positive feedback at meetings when using this assessment. I HIGHLY recommend the DASEL!"
— Julie Tebb,
"They were easy for my students to understand..."
"I loved the video components of the assessment! They were easy for my students to understand and a great way to visualize what the prompt was asking. I've been able to take the information I gathered from the results and create personalized goals to target my student's needs. Love the DASEL! "
— Mary Anne Dempsey, CCC-SLP
Plus, Enjoy These Exclusive Bonuses!
BONUS: 2 SAMPLE REPORTS For Writing ND-Affirming IEPs That Are 100% Legally-Defensible
Use the 2 sample reports you get with your copy of the DASEL to quickly and easily create rock-solid reports for use in your IEP meetings.
✔ Guide to writing strengths-based reports based on characteristics, abilities, needs and challenges rather than perceived deficits and impairments.
✔ Walk into your IEP meetings feeling confident in your data and ready to propose well-informed goals.
✔ 100% legally defensible
BONUS: How To Write ND-Affirming Goals Mini-Course
Get a mini-course teaching you how to understand and write more neurodiversity affirming goals with your data from the DASEL!
✔ Write ND-affirming goals
✔ Differentiate between ND-affirming and Traditional goals
✔ Find out how to consider different goals in the context of speech therapy
BONUS: ND-Affirming Suggested Goals & Accommodations Banks
Get 2 complete banks of ND-Affirming Goals & Accommodations (with examples) showing you how to use them.
✔ Neurodiversity-affirming Goals Bank
✔ Suggested Accommodations Bank
✔ Goal writing examples
✔ Considerations for accommodations and modifications examples and suggestions
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)
"I feel that I am now able to give a more well rounded evaluation."
"I love the ease of the DASEL! The parent, teacher, and student input forms are invaluable. This has changed how I assess my students for the better. I feel that I am now able to give a more well rounded evaluation. This allows for better neurodiversity affirming goals! I'm so grateful I found the DASEL!"
— Abish Sanderson, SLP
"Having the DASEL gave me confidence walking into meetings or talking to parents."
"I love that it gives you a full picture of the student. It asks all the right questions from not only their teachers but also their parents and most importantly themselves for how you as the SLP can make the most impact. I was new to working with the junior high and highschool population and honestly feeling imposter syndrome. Having the DASEL gave me confidence walking into meetings or talking to parents."
- Leah Gilmore, SLP
Hear How Cade Uses The DASEL To Get Buy-in From Parents & Students And To Create Meaningful Goals!
Finally Get Stress-Free, Accurate Reports That Are Legally Defensible & Consider The WHOLE Child!
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!
You get the ENTIRE Assessment Kit + Bonuses, Including:
- In-Person Student Assessment
- Digital Student Assessment
- Teacher Form
- Discreet Digital Therapist Observation Form
- Instant Digital Reports Dashboard
- Parent/Caregiver Form
- Skills & Abilities Form
- Accommodations Form
- BONUS: Lifetime Updates to the DASEL
- BONUS: Course on writing Neurodiversity-affirming Goals with your data
- BONUS: ND-affirming suggested goal bank (with comprehensive goal-writing examples)
- BONUS: Suggested Accommodations bank (with examples)
- BONUS: 2 SAMPLE REPORTS for writing legally bullet-proof IEPs!
- BONUS: Video Tutorials For Using The DASEL & Free Resources
- BONUS: 1 EXTRA Hour of CEU Credit (PDH certificate when you complete assessment)