Basic Concepts Skill Screener (BCSS) is a quick, motivational screening tool created to help assess the basic concept skills in children. Designed by certified speech-language pathologists, BCSS uses technology to engage clients while assessing their school readiness skills. Perfect for all levels from preschool to early elementary, BCSS assesses the concept skills needed for pre-reading and math skills. The Basic Concepts Skills Screener is sure to be a great app for the busy speech-language pathologist, teacher, parent, or caregiver. PurposeThe Basic Concepts Skills Screener (BCSS) was developed for the purpose of evaluating and describing the basic concepts skills of children. An understanding of basic concepts is foundational for students to follow directions and develop reading and math skills. The BCSS is individually administered to establish a baseline of basic concepts that are in error.The BCSS explores a childs knowledge of spatial (location), quantitative (number), comparative (description), and temporal (time) concepts. Basic concepts strengthen vocabulary and are critical for understanding early curriculum (Seifert & Schwartz, 1991). By the time a child starts first grade, he or she should have an understanding of the majority of these concepts (McLaughlin, 1998). Children need a thorough understanding of basic concepts to make comparisons, classify, problem solve, and sequence. Children who do not understand basic concepts will most likely struggle not only with day-to-day academic activities such reading and math, but with extra-curricular activities such as playing sports (Boehm, 2013). Early recognition and remediation of a childs struggle with basic concepts may reduce the educational impact.The Basic Concepts Skills Screener can be used to:Collect information regarding an individuals basic concept skillsSupplement data of a standardized language assessmentMeasure treatment effectiveness and skill growth over timeCompare a students performance to students at same grade levelHelp educators and clinician choose areas of skill development to target for Response to InterventionAid with determining how a student may perform on classroom assessments and outcomes Aid in the determination of a language delay or disorderIdentify students who may be at risk for a learning disorderHow to UseBSCC is designed for single player assessment. From the home page the facilitator has the option of adding a student, administering a screening, going to the support area, or going to the reports area. When a student has been entered or selected, and new test has been selected, the facilitator has the choice of administering the Full Screening or the Quick Screening. The full screening, 79 questions, takes 10-15 minutes. The quick screening has 30 questions and takes approximately 5 minutes. Both screenings assess concepts at a variety of ages. When administering the screening, each concept request is presented with four pictures showing possible answers. A tap of the picture marks the childs answer with a square border. When the next button is tapped, a new screen is shown with a new concept and picture choices. An answer must be provided on every screen. At any time, a tap on the done button will terminate the session and bring the user to the report center.