Back to School Speech and Language Screener

Grade Levels
PreK - 3rd
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • PDF
30 pages
Share this resource


This informal screening tool is useful for screening three areas: articulation, semantics, and grammar. Use it to assist with beginning of year speech and language screenings or ones that may pop up throughout the year, as well as progress monitoring. It features stimulus pages in both color and black-ink only, so it’s easy for students to participate but also easy on your printer! Also included is a Boom cards version, perfect for distance learning! Scoring sheets are also included, with plenty of space for note taking.

~Articulation: All English consonants are screened, including vocalic /r/ and blends in al word positions. B&W - pages 3-7; Color - pages 14-18

~Semantics: basic concepts, categories, sequencing, comparing, contrasting, and object functions. Part 1: B&W - pages 8-10; Color - pages 19-21; Part 2: B&W - page 11; Color - page 22

~Grammar: helping verbs, past and present verb tenses, pronouns, and regular & irregular plurals. B&W - pages 12-13; Color - pages 22-23

Boom Cards: The entire screener is available as a Boom deck. Access it on page 29.

Would be appropriate for Pre-k through 3rd grade.

You can choose to print a new copy for every use or laminate one copy for students to view and use the scoring sheets to record the student's answer. You can administer the entire screening or bits and pieces as you see fit. The choice is yours!

***This screener does not include a pass/fail criterion or a number to determine when to refer for further evaluation. That determination is up to the clinical discretion of the therapist. It depends on many factors, including age, type of error, and comorbidities. This resource is intended to give qualitative data when screening, rather than quantitative. Clinicians should use all available data to determine need for further evaluation.


*Please note that a portion of this activity is hosted on the Boom Learning Site and not on TpT. When you purchase this resource you will be provided with a PDF that takes you to the full version of the game on Boom Learning. When you redeem your deck, Boom Learning opens an account for you if you do not already have one.

In order to use Boom cards you will need to make an account. A Boom account is free to make and gives you the ability to make 5 decks (activities). You will be able to assign Boom cards to an unlimited number of students, collect data on their performance, and monitor progress.

Total Pages
30 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.


Questions & Answers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up