Every Student

Listening & Responding

Listening & Responding
  • Reacts
  • Vocalises
  • Looks
  • Startle response
  • Makes unintentional facial expressions
  • Reacts using facial expressions


Students currently working at a pre-intentional level should work toward intentional content.

  • Interacts with people, objects and familiar sounds
  • Responds to own name
  • Vocalises in response
  • Interacts with a familiar communication partner
  • Briefly focuses
  • Maintains attention
  • Listens
  • Changes facial expressions
  • Interacts using facial expressions
  • Acknowledges and/or responds to gestures
  • Responds to own name and key words when spoken or represented (consider hearing impairment)
  • Recognises people
  • Responds to simple instructions and questions related to here & now
  • Matches facial expressions 


  • Discriminates own name from other names when spoken or represented
  • Discriminates key spoken words 
  • Engages with an unfamiliar person
  • Listens and follows simple instructions and questions related to here & now
  • Listens and responds to questions in a group setting
  • Identifies and demonstrates facial expressions in visual and real forms