The ComFor: an instrument for the indication of augmentative communication in people with autism and intellectual disability
Noens, Ilse × van Berckelaer-Onnes, Ina Verpoorten, Roger van Duijn, Gijs #
Journal of intellectual disability research vol:50 issue:9 pages:621-632
The ComFor (Forerunners in Communication) is an instrument to explore underlying competence for augmentative communication. More specifically, it measures perception and sense-making of non-transient forms of communication at the levels of presentation and representation. The target group consists primarily of individuals with autism and intellectual disability (ID) without or with only limited verbal communication. The ComFor is suitable for children and adults with a developmental level between 12 and 60 months. This paper describes the theoretical framework and structure of the ComFor, the results of a study on its psychometric properties and its clinical uses.