Date of Award
Thesis - Restricted
Master of Science (MS)
Kelly, Donna J.
Throughout the 1980's, the importance of social-pragmatic contexts for young children's language learning gained support and acceptance. However, there was no systematic way for a speech-language pathologist to document descriptions of children's social-pragmatic behaviors in a naturalistic setting, i.e., for documentation of a child's communicative status or progress over time. In 1990, Rice, Sell, and Hadley developed the Social Interactive Coding System, or SICS. The SICS is a descriptive measure that provides information about the continuous verbal and nonverbal interactions of preschool children as a function of activity context, addressees, and play levels. By using the SICS, a speech-language pathologist can gain information about children's social-pragmatic behaviors to use when assessing and providing therapy to preschool children with language impairments. The present study assesses clinical applications of the Social Interactive Coding System (SICS) (Rice, Sell, & Hadley, 1990).
Petrie, Julie A., "Clinical Application of the Social Interactive Coding System (Sics)" (1994). Master's Theses (1922-2009) Access restricted to Marquette Campus. 1879.