Saturday, May 31, 2014

Pre-Screen Form prior to ABA Assessment

This is a form I use as a guide before I assess the child.  I usually call the parent and discuss these point.  Or if time is a limiting factor, I will send it to the parent and ask them to fill it out.  I hope you can use it to drive your assessments.  This is not comprehensive, it is a screening tool to better prepare you for the initial assessment. 


Pre-Assessment Screening Form  

Medical History:

Current Medical Concerns:   
Medications:

Other Therapies: ◻ PT   ◻ OT  ◻ Speech Language  ◻ Other________

Strengths: List and describe skills and behaviors that appropriate and functional for the client.
Note perceived function of behavior ◻ Attention ◻ Escape ◻ Access to Tangible ◻ Automatic Reinforcement
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Interfering Behaviors: List and describe priority problem behaviors.
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Reinforcers: Activities, objects, people, foods, situations, games that are preferred.
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Communication Skills: Primary method of communication:
◻ Picture Communication ◻Sign Language ◻ACC ◻ Verbal ◻Gestures 

Barriers to Communication:
◻Impaired Articulation ◻Impaired Mand ◻Impaired Tact ◻Echoic ◻ Scrolling ◻ Impaired Echoic ◻ Impaired Intraverbal◻Prompt Dependent ◻Weak Speaker Skills ◻Weak Listener Skills ◻Weak Interpretation of Non-Verbal Communication 

Variables that may contribute to aversive behaviors & impede learning:
◻ Auditory Noise ◻ Visual Distractions ◻ Environment ◻ Time ◻ Crowds ◻ Proximity to others ◻ Transitions ◻ Limited MO’s ◻ Failure to Generalize ◻ Negative Behaviors 
◻ Lack of Instructional Control ◻ Impaired Motor Imitation ◻ Sensory Defensive   
◻ Impaired Visual Perceptual Skills ◻ Impaired Social Skills ◻ Prompt Dependent 
◻ Impaired Scanning ◻ Impaired Attending      ◻ Reinforcement Dependent ◻ Self Stimulation ◻ Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors ◻ Hyperactive Behaviors 

Adaptive Living Concerns: ◻ Toileting ◻ Eating ◻ Dressing ◻ Indep. Play ◻ Social Play ◻ Group Skills ◻ Fine Motor ◻ Gross Motor ◻ Household Routines ◻ Bathing ◻ Tooth brushing ◻ Hair ◻ Cleaning ◻ Cooking ◻ Leisure Time


References: VB-MAPP M. Sundberg, Conducting School-Based Functional Behavioral Assessment M. Steege & T.S. Watson

Fun Poem....Twas the Night Before Social Groups



T’was the night before social groups, the first of June
All the ABA therapist were stirring, whistling a happy tune
The curriculum was ready, all activities prepared
In hopes that all the children soon would be there.

On the 2nd, the children awoke all fresh from their sleep
With visions of games and toys and friendships to keep
Behavior Matters’ staff a work with a smile
Ready to go the extra mile.

​When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
The therapists sprang to the ​window to see what’s the matter.
Out of the window, they saw in a flash
A gaggle of children approaching the clinic in a dash.

While the sun did shine for 20 hours straight
Giving hopes of a summer’s activity that just can’t wait.
As the children arrived we heard the names they would call
Hi Chad, Hey Dale, they ran through them all
Then into the clinic with children in tow, 
I heard someone exclaim, “It’s fun time, let’s go!”
Written by J & R. Edge

Why center based ABA?


What Center Based ABA?


Lately I have heard the question, "Why are you moving out of the homes and into a clinic?"  We have moved to a clinic-based model with home and community supports for many reasons.  



Materials. When you take a tour of the clinic you will see that for most skills/ goals we have at least 3 different games, cards or books that will be used to probe the skill.

Natural Environment Training. The environment is more like a child’s natural environment.  All of the therapy rooms allow for more than one child working at a time.  Through this, we work on attending skills and instructional control.  

Controlled Environment- Toys and reinforces are placed out of reach or hidden so that children have to request items and will not have free access.  This helps us to continually assess their manding (requesting) skills.  The key communication skill!  We are also able to better access the function of a behavior because we are able to control the environment.  We have smaller spaces if a clients needs to work in a quiet, more sterile space.

Therapist training and supervision.  A BCBA or BCaBA is always at the clinic.  At any given time a supervisor can train the therapist on a technique or work with a child.

Generalization. With a variety of therapist and clients working together, skills can be probed to test for generalization with different people and situations.  For this same reason, we will have some sessions in the home and or community.

Group Work.  Clients are able to work on projects together.  Allowing one therapist to lead and one therapist to take data.

Social Skills.  Clients are able to play and work with peers.  Allowing us to work on social goals and every session.  

We love working with you and your child.  We are striving to provide the highest quality of therapy.  A combination of the principles, techniques, and instructional methods of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) will be used to teach children communication skills, academic skills, social skills, imitation skills, self help skills, play skills, and any skills necessary to decrease undesirable behaviors in a small group format. In addition to learning the skills above, this format also provides each child with opportunities to practice skills that will be necessary for him/her to be successful in a school setting. 

Games for ABA Programing: Feature, Function and Class

Some great games to teach FFC:

S'Match Board Game



A new take on the classic memory game, S’Match. Challenges young players to find matching pairs by color, number or shape. Each player’s turn begins with a spin of the S’Match. Spinner, and the attribute on which it lands determines the type of match you search for. Pictures and words help pre-readers and early readers play together for hours of memory-building fun.

Think Fun S'Match


A new take on the classic memory game, S’Match challenges young players to find matching pairs by color, number or category. Only here, it’s the S’Match Spinner that decides which way to match and every player gets a spin. Pictures and words allow pre-readers and early readers to play together and enjoy hours of memory-building fun.

With Both of these games, the player spins the wheel and is give a feature, function or class.  Then like a typical memory game must turn over two cards to try to find a match.  For an early learner I start with cards facing up because the focus is more about seeing if they can select based on the Sd (what they spun for).  As they become proficient in this area, then you can play it like a regular memory game.  Kids our clinic real like this game.

Hit that Hat


This is really a matching game but there are 3 feature that must match for the player to hit a hat.  I think this an excellent game to play as we are teaching features of an item.  You might also begin with just 2 dice.  but put the dice in a bag and have the player select a different 2 every time.

BTW...I love a bargain and I recently found this at my local Tuesday Morning for only 7.99 :)


Grab bag.  

Pick up those free toys at Garage Sales and make yourself a grab bag of items.  Then make cards with Feature, Functions or Classes.

http://verbalbehavior.pbworks.com/w/page/8131356/FFCs%20%20Feature%2C%20Function%2C%20Class

Features: Body parts, Arms, legs, long hair, short hair, color, shape, size, has wings
Function: Things that Go, move, walk, fly, floats, talks, you eat
Class: Animal, Vehicle, Transportation, Bug, Insect, Zoo Animal, Wild Animal, Farm Animal


Feature Function Class

A

Airplane
Vehicle, flies in the air, has wings, big, takes you to other towns, lands at the airport
Airport
Where airplanes land, where pilots work, place you go to go on vacation, has terminals, has gates
Alligator
Animal, reptile, has sharp teeth, lives in swamp, has rough skin
Ambulance
Has a siren, takes you to the hospital, comes when you call 911, ride in it, vehicle
Ant
Lives in an ant hill, bites you, lives outside, bug
Apple
Has stem, has seeds, fruit, eat it, food, has red/green skin
Aspirin
White, round, small, swallow it, chew it, makes you feel better, medicine, take it when you’re sick, take it when you have a headache

B   

Baby
Little, sleeps in crib, wears diapers, eats baby food, cries a lot, person
Backpack
Put books in it, carry it on your back, take it to school, hang in the 
closet at school, has straps, has zippers
Bacon
Food, eat for breakfast, brown, crunchy, greasy, cook it on the stove
Bag
Made of paper/cloth, put stuff in it, carries groceries/toys/etc.
Bagel
Round, has a hole in the middle, put cream cheese on it, eat it for breakfast, food
Ball
Round, kick, roll, throw, catch, throw, toy, filled with air
Balloon
Has air in it, round, you blow it up, it floats in the air, at birthday parties
Banana
Yellow, fruit, eat it, monkey eats it, peel it, yellow, long
Band-Aid
Sticky, put it on a boo boo, keep it in the bathroom, use it when you get a cut
Baseball
White, round, throw it, catch it, hit it with a bat, toy
Baseball Mit
Catch baseballs with it, brown, toy, baseball players use it
Basketball
Round, has lines around it, bouncy, play with it, shoot baskets with it, 
Orange
Barbie
Toy, girls play with it, play dress up with, drives a Barbie corvette, is a doll
Bat
Made of wood, long, handle, hit balls, use it in baseball, toy/sports equipment
Bathing suit
Clothing, wear in the pool, wear when you swim, boys-has a string, has 
pockets, girls-has straps
Bathroom
Where the potty is, where you take a bath, room in the house, 
Bathtub
Has a faucet, has a drain, take a bath in it, fill it with water, where you go to get clean, in the bathroom
Beach
Where you build sand castles, ocean is there, ride the car to get there, play in the sand
Bed
Has blankets, pillows, sheets, and mattress, sleep on it, in your bedroom, where you go at night, where you go when you’re tired, furniture
Bedroom
Has a bed, closet, nightstand, where you go to sleep
Bee
Yellow and black, has wings, has stinger, buzzes, insect/bug, lives in a hive, makes honey
Belt
Made of leather, has buckle, holds your pants up, clothing
Bike
Ride, pedal, has handle bars, has tires, has a seat
Bike helmet
Wear on your head, protects your head, wear when you ride your bike, wear 
when you rollerblade, has a strap
Bird
Animal, flies, chirps, has feathers, lives in a nest, has wings
Birthday Party
Where you get presents, has cake and ice cream, play games, has balloons
Blanket
Keeps you warm, on your bed, made of cloth
Blender
Appliance, in the kitchen, makes smoothies, has a glass/plastic pitcher, 
goes fast and slow
Blockbuster
Has lots of movies, where you go to rent movies, where you go to rent games
Blocks/Legos
Toys, build with them, different shapes. Made of wood/plastic, keep them in playroom, at school
Boat
Floats on water, take a ride on it, vehicle, go fishing on it, has a motor
Book
Has a cover, has pages of words & pictures, read it, made of paper, found 
at a library
Bookstore
Store, buy books, has lots of books,
Bowl
Dish, round, use when you eat, put cereal in it, found in kitchen
Bracelet
Made of metal, wear on your wrist, has a clasp, jewelry
Bread
White and brown, has crust, eat it, use it to make a sandwich, use it to make     toast/French   toast, food
Broccoli
Food, eat it, cook it, green, grows in garden, is a vegetable
Broom
Has a handle, has bristles, sweeps up dirt, cleans the floor
Brownies
Food, eat it, dessert, brown, bake them
Brush
Use on your hair, fixes your hair, has a handle, has bristles
Bubble bath
Comes in a bottle, pour it in the bathtub, makes bubbles, smells good
Bug
Has many legs, has eyes, has wings, lives outside, you squish it, insect
Burger King
Restaurant, where you get a hamburger, where you get French fries, has a 
playground
Butter
Yellow, comes in a wrapper, put on food, buy at the grocery store
Butterfly
Has wings, antennae, flies in the air, is pretty, insect/bug
Buzz Lightyear
Woody’s friend, in toy story, is a space ranger, says “To infinity and beyond”
Bucket
Holds sand, play with at the beach, has a handle

C

Cake
Sweet food, eat a birthday parties, put frosting on it, put candles on it, 
comes in slices/pieces
Cake pan
In the kitchen, kitchen utensil, pour cake batter in it, bake cakes in it, 
put in the oven
Calendar
Has months, days, dates, tells you the date, hang it on the wall
Camera
Takes pictures, uses film, has buttons, has a lens, uses a battery
Candy
Sweet, food, snack, sticky
Candy bar
Covered with chocolate, shaped like a rectangle, sweet, comes in a wrapper, eat it, food
Can opener
Appliance, opens cans, has a sharp blade, in the kitchen
Candle
Has a wick, made of wax, burn it, makes light, put it on a birthday cake, use it when the lights go out
Car
Ride in, vehicle, has wheels, horn, seat belts, goes fast, has steering wheel
Cat 
Says meow, animal, purrs, kitten, has 4 legs/paws, is a pet, has whiskers, pet it, furry, drinks milk, eats cat food
CD
Put in the CD player, put in the computer, round and flat, plays music, 
plays games
Ceiling fan
Hangs from ceiling, has blades, turn on, turn off, keeps you cool
Cereal
Food, crunchy, put in a bowl, pour milk on it, eat with a spoon, eat for 
breakfast
Chair
You sit in it, made of wood or plastic, has a back, furniture, at the table, has legs
Chalk
White, use on the chalkboard, teacher writes with it, long, writing utensil
Chalkboard
Teacher writes on it, use chalk on it, black/green, in the classroom
Cheese
Keep it in the fridge, get it at the grocery store, put it on sandwiches/pizza/etc, is food
Chicken
Has feathers, has beak, has wings, lives on a farm, animal, says “bawk bawk”
Chicken nuggets
Round, get at McDonalds/BK, eat with barbeque sauce, food, eat for dinner/lunch
Chips
Salty food, made from potato, crispy, come in a bag, eat it for a 
snack/with lunch
Christmas
Get presents, Christmas tree, stockings, Santa Claus, holiday, in December
Christmas tree
Put ornaments on it, put lights on it, put presents under it, plant, green, 
Chuck E Cheese
Where you get pizza, restaurant, wear Chuck E Cheese lives
Cici’s
Restaurant, where you get pizza, has video games
Clock
Tells time, has two hands, is round (usually)
Closet
In your bedroom, where you put your shoes, where you hang your shirts, 
where you hang your pants, has clothes in it, has doors, room
Cloud
White, fluffy, in the sky, where rain comes from
Coat
Has buttons, collar, wear it when it’s cold, hang it in the closet, clothing
Coffee maker
Appliance, makes coffee, gets hot, put coffee in it, turn on and off, made 
of metal and plastic, has buttons, has a clock
Coke (soda)
Drink from a can, has bubbles, pour from a can, is brown, drink
Comb
Use on your hair, fixes your hair, has teeth, made of plastic
Computer
Found in office, has a mouse, turn it on, play games on it, type on it, keyboard, toy
Cookie
Food, eat it, sweet, snack, found in the pantry, eat it with milk, has chocolate chips
Cookie cutters
Use when you bake cookies, different shapes, cut dough, kitchen utensil
Cookie sheet
Bake cookies on it, made of metal, flat, put in the oven, bake ware, kitchen 
utensil
Couch
Has pillows, soft, sit on it, lay on it, in the TV room, furniture
Counter
In the kitchen, put toaster on it, put blender on it, flat, hard, made of 
____, wipe off with dishrag
Cow
Has tail, has udders, makes milk, lives on a farm, says “moo”, animal
Cracker
Shaped like a square/rectangle, salty, eat for a snack, food
Crayons
Made of wax, comes in different colors, color with it, use in coloring 
books, sharpen it
Cream cheese
White, keep it in the fridge, spread it with a knife, put it on a bagel, food, eat it
Crib
Has railings, mattress, sheets, mobile, in a babys room, babies sleep in it, furniture
Cup
Pour drink into, find in a kitchen, has a handle
Cupboard/cabinet
In the kitchen, holds dishes, holds glasses/cups, above the countertop, 
where clean dishes go
Cupcake
Has frosting, sprinkles, wrapper, eat it at birthday parties, food
Curtains
Made of fabric, hang on the window, block out the sun, make the room dark

D

Dinosaur
Has sharp teeth, 4 legs, scaly skin, lived a long time ago, animal
Dirt
Outside, brown, gets you dirty
Dishtowel
In the kitchen, wipe counters with it, wipe dishes with it, made of cloth
Dishwasher
In the kitchen, washes dishes, appliance, has a door, has two racks, uses 
dishwashing soap
Disney World/Land
Where Mickey Mouse lives, has lots of rides, see Pooh, Woody, etc
Dental floss
White, comes in a box, get it at the dentist, use it to clean between your teeth, get it at the dentist’s office
Dentist’s (office)
Where you go to get your teeth clean, where the dentist works
Desk
Furniture at school, sit at it, do schoolwork at it, made of metal and wood, has 4 legs
Doctor’s (office)
Where you go when you’re sick, where you go to get a shot, where you go to get medicine, where the doctor works
Dog
Animal, pet it, barks, furry, likes to run, eats bones, puppy, says woof, is a pet
Door
Open it, close it, use a key to open it, has a handle, has windows, has a 
doorbell
Doughnut
Round, has a hole in it, tastes sweet, eat it for breakfast, is a food
Drawer
In your dresser, in a desk, holds _____, opens and closes
Dryer (clothes)
Has dials, heats up, in the laundry room, put wet clothes in it, appliance
Duck
Has feathers, a bill, webbed feet, says quack quack, swims in the pond, animal, bird

E

Earrings
For girls, wear in your ears, wear when you have your ears pierced
Ears
Have two, hear with them, on your head
Easter egg
Shaped like an oval, dye it, hide them, Easter bunny brings them, eat them, put them in     your Easter basket
Egg
Shaped like an oval, white, has shell, yolk, makes scrambled eggs/fried egg/hard boiled   egg, eat for breakfast, food
Elephant
Has a trunk, has a tail, lives in the zoo/jungle, animal
Elevator
Has door, has buttons, goes up and down, takes you to different floors
Elephant
Gray, animal, has a long truck, lives at a zoo
Envelope
Made of paper, put a stamp on it, put card in it, put letter in it, send it in the mail
Eraser
On the end of the pencil, erases pencil marks, pink, use on paper, school 
supply
Escalator
Has stairs that move, ride it up and down, at the mall
Eyes
Two of them, see with, blink with them, “color”

F

Farm
Where a farmer lives, has animals, has a barn, in the country, has a tractor, where food is grown
Fence
Made of wood/metal, goes around the yard, keeps the dogs in, has a gate
Ferris wheel
Has seats, goes around in a circle, ride on it, at the fair
Foot
Has toes, toenails, heel, body part, at the end of your leg
Fire
Orange and yellow, hot, dangerous, makes smoke, makes ashes
Fire truck
Vehicle, firemen drive it, has a siren, has a ladder, has red lights
Fish
Animal, swims in water, has gills, has scales, has a tail, fisherman catch 
them, eat them, keep in a fish bow/tank
Flashlight
Has batteries, lightbulb, on/off button, use it when the lights go out, makes light
Flower
Plant, pretty, water it, grows outside, smells good
Fork
Made of metal/plastic, eat with it, has a handle, has prongs, utensil/silverware
French fries
Food you get at BK/McD/Whataburger,  put ketchup on them, eat with 
hamburgers, made from potatoes
Frog
Green, 4 legs, slimy, jumps, eats bugs, lives in a pond, animal
Fruit snacks
Shaped like animals/dinosaurs/etc, made from fruit, taste sweet, chewy, come in a bag, snack, food
Fruit roll ups
Snack food, tates like fruit, comes in a roll
Frying Pan
Fry food in it, find in the kitchen, household item

G

Garage 
Where the cars/bikes/lawnmower/etc. go, room in the house, has a garage door opener
Garage door opener
Opens/closes the garage, is in the car, has a button
Garbage truck 
Garbage man work on it, picks up the garbage, vehicle
Gas Station
Has gas pumps, car wash, can buy snacks, gas station attendant, get gas there, Texaco/Shell/Chevron/etc.
Gift (present)
Get a birthday, has a bow, unwrap, comes in a box, suprise
Giraffe
Yellow and brown, has a long neck, tall, animal, in the zoo
Glasses
Wear on your eyes, made of glass and metal, help you to see better
Globe
Round, shows the continents, shows the oceans, in the classroom, has a stand
Glue
White, sticks things together, comes in a bottle, sticky, school supply
Gloves
Wear on your hands, keeps your hands warm, comes in pairs, soft
Glue stick
comes in a tube, white, sticky, sticks things together, school supply
Goggles
Have eye pieces, have a strap, wear around your eyes, wear when you go swimming, keep water out of your eyes, help you see underwater
Grapes
Come in bunches, have stems, shaped like oval, eat for snack, fruit, food
Grass
Green, mow/cut it, grows in the yard, blades, plant
Green beans
Green, put salt/butter/pepper on them, vegetable, something you eat with dinner, food
Greeting card
Send with presents, made of paper, write messages in it, give for 
birthdays, give for holidays
Grill
Gets hot, cooks hamburgers, outside in the backyard, uses gas/charcoal
Guitar
Has strings, made of wood, makes music, play it, musical instrument
Grocery cart
Made of metal, sit in it, put groceries in it, push it, use it at the grocery cart, has wheels
Grocery store
Store, Kroger, Randall's, where you buy food, where you buy _______
Gum
Chew it, blow bubbles with it, pink, chewy, sticky

H

Hair
On your head, brush it, wash it with shampoo, put it in a ponytail
Halloween
Get candy, go trick-or-treating, wear costumes, on October 31st, holiday
Hamburger
Food, eat it, get it at Burger King, cook it on grill, round, put ketchup 
on it, put mustard on it
Hammer
Tool, made of metal and wood, hit nails with it, build with it, has a long 
handle
Hangers
Use in the closet, hang shirts/pants/jackets on them,  made of wire, made 
of plastic
Hat
Wear it on your head, protects your head, keeps the sun out of your eyes, clothing
Headphones
Cover your ears, has cord, listen to music on them, plug in to the stereo/computer/tape player
Helicopter
Has propellers, pilot flies it, takes you places
Hose
Is long and skinny, hook it up to the faucet, sprays water, waters the lawn
Hospital
Where you go when you’re really sick, where the doctor works, where the nurse works, where ambulances go
Hot dog
Food, eat it, cook on grill, put mustard on it, has a wiener, put catsup on 
it
Hotel
Has lots of rooms, where you stay when you are out of town, has a pool
Hot sauce/Salsa
Red, spicy, eat it with chips, get it at Mexican restaurants, food
House
Where you live, has a roof, has windows, has a door, Building, people live in it, made of brick & wood, has lots of rooms, construction workers build it 
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Game, you play it, has marbles, toy, has 4 hippos

I

Ice
Cold, shaped like a rectangle, keep in the freezer, made from water, comes from the ice maker/ice cube tray, melts, keeps things cold
Ice Cream
Cold, eat with spoon, eat from a bowl/cone, different flavors, keep in the freezer, get at Baskin Robbins/Marble Slab/etc, sweet, food, dessert
Icing
Put it on cake/cupcakes, sweet, eat it, use it to decorate
Ice Cream cone
Holds ice cream, hard, crunchy 

J

Jeans 
Wear them on your legs, blue, have a zipper, have a button, wear them when its cold, clothing
Jell-O
Cold, jiggly, eat it, dessert, food, tastes like lime/lemon/cherry/etc.
Jelly
Put it on sandwiches, tastes sweet, sticky, spread it with a knife
Juice
Drink it, keep in the refrigerator, pour in a cup, made from fruit, sweet 
drink, drink when you're thirsty, made from apples/grapes/oranges/etc.

K

Kangaroo
Jumps, has a pouch, keeps its baby in the pouch, animal, Kanga and Roo
Ketchup
Red, comes in a bottle, eat with French fries/hamburger/etc, pour it, something you put on food
Key 
Unlocks doors, starts the car, on a ring, made of metal
Kitchen  
Has the fridge, stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, where you go to make food, where you go to eat, room in the house
Kiwi
Green and brown, has little black seeds, fuzzy on the outside, tastes sweet, fruit, eat it, food
Kleenex 
White, made from paper, come in a box, wipe your nose with it, use it when you sneeze
Knife
Has a handle, has a blade, cuts, kitchen utensil

L

Ladder
Has rungs, climb it, helps you get to high places, keep it in the garage
Lake
Has water, go skiing, takes vacations there, brown water
Laundry room  
Has a washing machine, has a dryer, where you wash the clothes, room in the house
Lawnmower
Cuts the grass, has a blade, has a handle, uses gas, mows
Leaf 
Grows on a tree, change colors, fall on to the ground, rake them up
Leash 
Put it around the dog’s neck, use it on a walk, keeps the dog with you, hook it on to the collar
Lego’s
Build with them, come in different colors, snap together, play with them at home/school, toy
Lemon
Yellow, makes lemonade, sour, eat it, fruit, food
Lemonade
Tastes like lemons, sweet, drink it, pour it in a cup, drink when it’s hot
Lettuce
Green, has leaves, makes salads, put it on sandwiches, eat it, vegetable
Library
Place in school, filled with books, where the Librarian works, where you 
check out books
Life jacket
Wear it on a boat, helps you float, protects you, has straps, like a jacket
Lightning
In the sky, white/yellow, see it when it storms, see it when you hear thunder
Lion
Has a mane, yellow, at the zoo, in the jungle, roars, animal
Light/lamp
Furniture, has a switch to turn on and off, has a light bulb, makes light, 
plug it in
Locker
Where you keep books at school, has a lock, uses a combination, has a 
handle, in the hallway
Lollipop
Has a stick, lick it, sticky, candy
Lotion
Comes in a bottle, smells good, put it on your skin, use it when your skin is dry

M

Magazine
Read it, has pictures, has stories, has pages, comes in the mail
Mailbox
In the front yard, where the mail goes, has a flag, opens and closes
Mailman
Delivers mail, rides in a mail truck, carries a mail bag
Mall
Has stores, buy clothes at it, any other things the child does at the mall
Map
Tells you where to go, has streets/cities/etc., use it when you get lost
Marble
Round, small, rolls, use it in games
Markers
Different colors, draw with them, have ink
Marshmallow  
White, soft and fluffy, eat them, food, put it hot chocolate/etc
Matches
Made from wood, strike them, make fire, dangerous
McDonald’s
Restaurant, get French fries, get hamburger, has a playground, Ronald 
McDonald
Measuring cups/spoons
In the kitchen, measures, use when baking/cooking,  kitchen utensil
Medicine
Get from the doctor, makes you feel better, drink it, mommy gives it to you
Merry go round
Has seats, goes round and round, ride on it, at the fair
Microphone
Has a cord, has a speaker, plug it in to the stereo, talk into it, makes you talk loud
Microwave
Found in the kitchen, has a door & buttons, shows the time, cook food in, appliance, heats  food up, has buttons, has a clockit, cooks food fast
Milk
Comes from cows, pour it, drink it, white, cold, kept in refrigerator
Mirror
In the bathroom, look in it, can see yourself in it, is flat
Mittens
Clothing, wear on your hands, keep your hands warm, made from yarn, use in winter
Mixer
Appliance, mixes cookie dough, mixes cake batter, has beaters, in the 
kitchen
Money-bills
Made of paper, buy stuff with it, shaped like rectangle, has numbers on it
Money-coins
Made of metal, round, buy stuff with it, count it, jingles
Monkey
Has brown fur, eats bananas, lives in the zoo/jungle, says “oo-oo”, animal
Moon
In the sky, white, see it at night
Motorcycle
Vehicle, Mom and Dad ride, has two wheels, has a motor, has handlebars, 
uses gas
Mouse
Has a long tail, eats cheese, small, says “squeak squeak”
Mouth
Has lips, on your face, eat with it, talk with it, smile with it, body part
Movie/Video
Watch it, is black, shaped like a rectangle, put it in the VCR, watch it on the TV
Movie Theatre
Has movie screens, popcorn, candy, buy tickets, watch movies
Mr. Mouth
Game, has bugs, uses batteries, has 4 hands, turn on and off
Mr. Potato Head
Has eyes/nose/ears/arms/shoes, looks like a potato, toy
Mustard
Yellow, put it on sandwiches, spread it with a knife, food, eat it

N

Nail
Made of metal, gray/silver, has a head, has a point, sharp, hit it with a hammer, makes   things stick together
Nail clippers
·Made of metal, sharp, use to cut your toenails, cut your fingernails
Nail polish 
Comes in different colors, has a bottle, brush, put it on your fingernails, girls wear it
Napkin
Made of cloth/paper, wipe your mouth with it, shaped like a 
rectangle/square, use when you eat
Necklace  
 Wear it around your neck, has a clasp, jewelry
Nest
Made of branches and twigs, in a tree, where birds live
Newspaper
Black and white, has pictures, has stories, read it
Nintendo/Sega
Has contollers, has a cord, play games on it, use it with the TV, toy
Nose
Has nostrils, on your face, smell with it,  body part
Notebook
Made of paper, has a cover, write in it, has a spiral, school supply

O

Ocean
Has water, has fish, has sharks, has jellyfish, has waves, swim in it, by the beach
Octopus
Has 8 legs, lives in the ocean, squirts ink, animal
Orange
Round, juicy, orange, eat it, fruit
Owl
Has feather, wings, lives in a tree, flies in the air, says “whoo-whoo”, goes out at night
Oven
In the kitchen, has a door, has a clock, cook food in it, gets hot, appliance

P

Pancake
Round, put syrup in it, eat it for breakfast, food
Pants
Clothing, wear them, put on your legs, hangs in the closet, has a zipper, wear with a belt
Paints
Use with paintbrush, different colors, paint with them, wet
Paintbrush
Has a handle, has bristles, use to paint, use in art
Pajamas
Clothing, wear in your bed, have a shirt and shorts/pants, nightgown, wear 
when you sleep
Paper
Comes from trees, write on it, has lines, do schoolwork on it, flat, white
Paper towel  
Made of paper, in the kitchen, comes on a roll, cleans up spills
Park
Has swings, has slides, has a jungle gym, where kids play, where you go to 
climb, outside
Peas
Green, come in a pod, food, eat them, vegetable
Pen
Write with it, uses ink, long, use with paper, writing utensils, made of 
plastic/metal
Pencil
Made of wood, sharpen it, has an eraser, has lead, write with it, writing 
Utensil, something at school
Pencil sharpener
Made of metal, on the wall/desk, sharpens pencils, has a handle you turn
Pepper
Black, spicy, put it on food, makes you sneeze
Pepperoni
Red, round, spicy, put on pizza, eat them, food
Perfection
Has yellow pieces, has a timer, pops when the timer goes off, toy
Phone book
Has phone numbers, has addresses, has names, use it to find phone numbers
Piano
Has black and white keys, has pedals, makes music, play it
Picture frame
Has a frame, has a stand, put pictures in it
Pie
Has fruit in it, has a crust, bake it in the oven, eat it, food, dessert
Pig
Animal, lives on a farm, says "oink", has 4 legs, has curly tail
Pillow
On your bed, put your head on it, soft and fluffy, sleep on it                
Pizza
Food, has cheese, has pepperoni, is round, eat it, get from Pizza Hut, 
delivery man brings it
Plate
Dish, flat, round, put food on it, used for eating
Playdoh
Toy, play with it, roll it in a ball, cut in shapes, comes in a can
Pool
Filled with water, has a diving board, has steps, where you swim, in the 
backyard/at the club
Pool table
Has pool balls, has sticks, covered with felt, made from wood, play pool on 
it, furniture?
Post office
Where the mailman works, has lots of letters and packages, where you take things to mail it, building
Potato
Brown, makes French fries/mashed potatoes/baked potatoes, eat them, food, vegetable
Popcorn
Comes from corn, cook it in the microwave, put butter/salt on it, eat it, snack, food
Pumpkin
Orange, has a stem, carve it, jack-o-lantern, put a candle in it, have them at Halloween, vegetable
Purse
Girls carry them, put stuff in it, has a strap, has a zipper/snap/button
Puzzle
Has many pieces, put it together, makes a picture, toy

Q

Q-tip
Use to clean your ears, has cotton, has a stick, carefully put in your ears!

R
Rabbit
Has a fluffy tail, has long ears, eats carrots, animal
Radio
Has speakers, has a dial, listen to music on it
Rain
Comes from clouds, water, makes the plants grow, makes you wet, makes puddles
Rainbow
Made up of different colors, see it after it rains, up in the sky
Raincoat
Clothing, wear when it rains, protects you from rain, made of plastic, has 
a hood
Rake
Has a handle, use it in the yard, rakes up leaves, tool
Refrigerator
Appliance, in the kitchen, keeps food cold, where (juice) goes, has a 
Freezer
Reindeer
Rudolph, has a red nose, animal, pull sleigh
Remote
Changes the channel, has buttons, use with the TV, is black/gray
Ring
Wear it on your finger, made of metal, jewelry
Roller coaster
Has rails, has cars, at the amusement park, goes high up in the air, ride
Rubber bands
Stretchy, brown, holds things together, made of plastic
Ruler
Long, has inches, has centimeters, has feet, measures things, school supply

S

Salt
White, put it on your food, makes food taste better
Sand
Brown/white, scratchy, at the beach, build sandcastles with it
Sandals/Flip flops
Have straps, wear on your feet, wear them in the summer, shoes/clothing
Sandwich
Eat for lunch, peanut butter and jelly, made with bread, put lunchmeat on 
it, put Mayo/mustard on it
Santa Claus
Wears a red suit, has a white beard, brings presents, drives a sleigh, has elves and reindeer, comes on Christmas Eve, comes down the chimney
Sausage
Brown, greasy, cook it on the stove, eat it for breakfast, food
Scale
Has a dial, stand on it, weighs you, in the bathroom
Scarf
Clothing, long, made of yarn, wear around your neck
School
Where you go to learn, where you see Mrs. Cloyse, has a cafeteria, has a 
library, bus takes you home from it
School bus
Vehicle, ride in it, takes kids to school, yellow, lets kids off at home
Scissors
Have a handle, has blades, sharp, use to cut, school supply
Shampoo
Wash your hair with it, comes in a bottle, use in the shower, is a liquid, 
makes bubbles, use with conditioner
Shelves
Furniture, put books on it, put games on it, made of wood
Shirt
Clothing, has buttons, hangs in the closet, wear it, has a collar
Shovel
Has a handle, use it to dig, use it outside
Sheep
White, covered with fluff, lives on a farm, says “baa”, animal
Sheets
Put them on your bed, cover up with them, keep in the linen closet
Shoes
Clothing, wear on your feet, wear when you go outside, protect your feet, 
have laces/Velcro, put on after your socks
Shot
Has medicine in it, goes in your arm, stings/hurts, get it at the doctor’s office, makes you feel better
Shower
Has a shower curtain, faucet, drain, wash your hair in it, makes you clean
Sink
Wash your hands in it, in the kitchen or bathroom, put dirty dishes in it, 
get water from it, has a faucet, has a drain
Skirt 
Girls wear it, wear it on your legs, has a zipper, clothing
Skis
Long and skinny, wear them on your feet, use them when skiing, sports equipment
Sleeping bag
Has a zipper, stuffed with fluffy, sleep in it, use when you are sleeping on the floor/camping
Slide
Has a ladder, has a part to slide down on, at the park, in the backyard
Slipper
Have a heel, wear on your feet, wear when it’s cold, keep your feet warm, clothing/shoes
Snake
Has a long tongue, hisses, crawls on the ground, animal
Sneakers
Has shoelaces/Velcro, wear on your feet, wear with socks, shoes/clothing
Snow
White, cold, make snowmen with it, make snowballs with it, in winter

Snowman
Frosty, made of snow, melts, has a carrot nose
Snowsuit
Clothing, wear outside when it's cold, zips up
Soap
Use in the shower/at the sink, comes in a bar, makes you clean, wash with 
it, makes bubbles, smells good
Soccer ball
Black and white, kick it, dribble it, juggle it, kick it into a goal, play soccer with it, toy/sports equipment
Socks
Clothing, wear with shoes, keep feet warm, made from yarn/cloth, has a 
heel, has a toe, come in pairs
Soup
Liquid, hot, eat it with a spoon, has vegetables/noodles/etc., eat it in a bowl, food
Spaghetti
Has sauce on it, has noodles, eat with a fork
Spider
Has 8 legs, makes a web, insect/bug
Spoon
Has a handle, eat ice cream/soup/etc with it, made of metal/plastic, silverware/something you eat with
Sprinkler
Hooks on to the hose, squirts water, waters the grass/plants, play in it
Stairs
Walk up them, take you upstairs, have carpet on them, in a 2 story house
Stapler
Uses staples, holds papers together, Made of metal, squeeze it together
Stereo
Plays music, has speakers, has a volume button, plays the radio
Stove
Gets hot, cook food on it, found in kitchen, has burners, has knobs
Stocking
Hang by the fireplace, fill with candy and toys
Straw
Plastic, long, drink with it, put it in your drink
Strawberry
Red, eat it, food, fruit
Suitcase
Shaped like a rectangle, put clothes in it, take it on a trip
Sun
Yellow, hot, round, makes light, in the sky, see it during the daytime
Sunglasses
Have lenses, wear them on your eyes, wear them when it’s sunny, shade your eyes
Sunscreen 
White, put in on your skin, put in on before you go outside, keeps your from getting a sunburn
Strawberry
Red, fruit, has seeds
Stroller
Has wheels, has a seat, kids sit in it, mommy’s push it
Sugar
White, sweet, put it on cereal, food
Sweater
Made of yarn, wear it when it’s cold, wear it on your chest/arms, keeps you warm, wear it in winter, clothing
Swing
Toy, found at park, found in backyard, push it, play on it

T

Table
Has legs, made of wood, in the kitchen, eat at it, work at it, furniture
Taco
Comes in a shell, food, get at taco bell, crunchy
Tape
On a roll, keeps things together, see-through, use when you wrap presents
Tape recorder
Has buttons, put tape in it, makes music, toy
Teeth
White, in your mouth, chew with them, brush them (with toothbrush)
Telephone
Talk on it, answer it, has buttons, has a cord, rings, use it to call people
Tennis Ball
Yellow, round, hit it with tennis racket, bounces, toy/sports equipment
Tent
Has a door, has windows, has a zipper, sleep in it outside, use it when you’re camping
Thermometer
Long and skinny, put in your mouth, takes your temperature, use it when your sick
Thomas the Tank
Train, on TV, blue, Percy’s friend
Tiger
Animal, has stripes, roars, lives in the jungle, runs fast
Tigger
Friend of Pooh, bounces, jump, orange and black, in the Tigger movie
Toaster
appliance, put bread in it, toasts bread/bagel, has a plug, gets hot
Toilet
White, found in bathroom, go pee in it, go poop in it, flush it
Toilet paper
Wipe yourself with it, made of paper, on a roll, shaped like a circle, by 
the toilet
Tomato
Round, red, put it on sandwiches, fruit
Toothbrush
Has handle, bristles, cleans your teeth, put toothpaste on it, keep it in the        bathroom
Toothpaste
Put on your toothbrush, makes your teeth clean, tastes like____, comes in a 
tube
Toy store
Store, buy toys, buy games
Towel
Dries you off, use after a shower/bath, soft and fluffy, made of cloth
Train
Runs on tracks, has a conductor/engineer, takes people places, vehicle, has a   caboose, says choo-choo
Training wheels
Have wheels, go on your bike, help you to ride better
Trampoline
Has railing, jump on it, bouncy, in the backyard
Trashcan
Where trash goes, has a bag, has a lid, where garbage goes, where you throw 
things away
Tree
Grows outside, has branches, has leaves, gives us a shade, has a trunk, has bark,    plant, has roots, green and brown, has pinecones/acorns
Turkey
Has feathers, has wings, has a gobbler, says “gobble gobble”, bird, eat it  for Thanksgiving, lives on a farm, animal/food
Turtle
Has a shell, has 4 legs, has a tail, lays eggs, lives near the water, animal
TV
Has a screen, has a plug, uses a remote, watch shows/movies on it

U

Umbrella
Has a handle, has a frame, open and close it, keeps you dry, use it when it rains
Underwear
Clothing, wear under your clothes, wear on your bottom

V

Vacuum
Cleans dirt from carpet, plug it in, push & pull it, loud, has a bag on it
Vase
Put flowers in it, put water in it, made of glass
Viewmaster
Toy, look thru it, shows your pictures

W

Waffle  
Eat it for breakfast, food, put syrup on it, put butter on it, put whip cream on it
Wagon
Toy, pull it, put stuff in it, ride in it, has 4 wheels
Washcloth
Use in the bathtub/shower, clean yourself with it, use with soap, cleans your body
Washing machine
Has dials, put detergent in it, put dirty clothes in it, in the laundry room, appliance
Watch 
Has a face, has hands, wear it on your wrist, tells you the time, jewelry, uses   batteries 
Water
Get at the sink, wash hands in it, take a bath in it, swim in it, boats 
float on it, fish swim in it, wet, drink it
Watermelon
Red on inside and green on outside, has black seeds, eat it, fruit, messy
Wheelbarrow 
Has a handle, has 2 wheels, put stuff in it, use it outside to carry things
Winnie the Pooh
Bear, full of fluff, in movies, friend with Tigger
Wrapping paper
Made of paper, put around presents, held together with tape, cut with 
scissors

Z

Zebra
Black and white, has stripes, lives in the zoo, animal
Zipper
On your pants, closes things up, on jacket
Zoo

Where you see lions, tigers, elephants, etc., where the zookeeper works, where animals live

taken from http://teachearlyautism.blogspot.com/2013/11/feature-function-class-ffc-data-sheet.html