Skip to main content

Children’s Communication Checklist – Second Edition (CCC-2)

The Children’s Communication Checklist – Second Edition, U.S. Edition (CCC-2; Bishop, 2006) is a norm-referenced measure designed to assess children’s communication skills in the areas of pragmatics, syntax, morphology, semantics, and speech. It is used with children who speak in sentences and whose primary language is English.


The CCC-2 is administered using a Caregiver Response Form on which the caregiver rates the frequency with which the child demonstrates the communication behavior described in each item. For the purposes of this measure, a caregiver is defined an adult who has had regular contact with the child for at least three months.


Author (yr) Age Range (yrs) Method of Administration/Format Approx. Time to Administer Subscales
Children’s Communication Checklist, Second Edition (CCC-2) Bishop (2006) 4-17

Individually administered, norm- referenced measure of communication skills such as speech, vocabulary, sentence structure, and social language of children and adolescents who speak in sentences. The CCC-2 screens for general language impairments and identifies children with pragmatic language impairments; caregiver response forms and scoring worksheets include 70-item questionnaire for parent or caregiver Yields scaled scores, percentile ranks, confidence intervals, composite score, and index score

5-10 min.

Language (speech, syntax, and coherence); Pragmatics (initiation); Scripted Language; Context; Nonverbal Communication

Availability: Pearson,


Author (yr) Sample Size Topic(s) Addressed Outcome
Volden & Phillips (2010). 32 Validity

Researchers compared parent ratings on the CCC-2 to child scores on the TOPL to determine whether the CCC-2 could correctly identify pragmatic language impairment in children with ASD. Results were positive. The CCC-2 identified pragmatic language impairment better than the TOPL.

Author (yr) Sample Size Topic(s) Addressed Outcome
Norbury, Nash, Barid, & Bishop (2004). 87 Validity Reliability

The CCC-2 was able to identify children with communication impairments. The CCC-2 was able to identify pragmatic language impairments in children diagnosed with autism and Asperger Syndrome. Additionally, the researchers found that two subscales (Social Relations and Interests) could be combined to help screen for autism.

Inter-rater agreement was high (r = 0.79).

Download PDF