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Early Development of Emotional Competence Profile (Rangel-Rodríguez et al., 2021)

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posted on 29.03.2021, 13:56 by Gabriela A. Rangel-Rodríguez, Mar Badia Martín, Sílvia Blanch, Krista M. Wilkinson
Purpose: This clinical focus article introduces a summary profile template, called the Early Development of Emotional Competence Profile (EDEC-P). This profile distills information from a longer interview tool that solicits a detailed case history (the EDEC), but in a format that is readily accessible for communication partners of children with complex communication needs, including parents, educators, and other professionals.
Method: In this clinical focus article, we will (a) introduce the EDEC-P structure, (b) illustrate via case examples the types of information that can be shared, and (c) offer preliminary feedback from parents and other professionals on its usefulness. We will review literature that supports the importance of scaffolding communication about emotions by specialists who work with children with complex communication needs and by parents and other communication partners.
Results: An EDEC-P was generated for two participants as an illustration of the process. Feedback was solicited from these children’s parents and other communication partners. The feedback demonstrated that the EDEC-P was viewed as a positive tool and identified some of the ways that it might be used.
Conclusions: The EDEC-P may be useful for professionals who are interested in approaching communication about emotions in children with complex communication needs. Guidelines are proposed to present and discuss the results from the interview to support the decision-making process in the clinical practice and next steps in research.

Supplemental Material S1. Spanish version of the Early Development of Emotional Competence (EDEC).

Supplemental Material S2. English version of the Early Development of Emotional Competence Profile (EDEC-P) template, letter size.

Supplemental Material S3. English version of the Early Development of Emotional Competence Profile (EDEC-P) template, A4 size.

Supplemental Material S4. Spanish version of the Early Development of Emotional Competence Profile (EDEC-P) template, letter size.

Supplemental Material S5. Spanish version of the Early Development of Emotional Competence Profile(EDEC-P) template, A4 size.

Supplemental Material S6. The EDEC-P Process (English version).

Supplemental Material S7. The EDEC-P Process (Spanish version).

Rangel-Rodríguez, G. A., Martín, M. B., Blanch, S., & Wilkinson, K. M. (2021). The Early Development of Emotional Competence Profile: A means to share information about emotional status and expression by children with complex communication needs. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1044/2020_AJSLP-20-00209

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This work was supported by a research grant to the first author by the Mexican Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT, Grant 692379-440601).

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