This is a checklist I started using in the pediatric setting, but have continued to use with my students in the moderate/severe day class. I share this with the teacher, support teachers, and parents. Throughout the year, we continually add to it. It helps me keep track of the students' expressive and receptive vocabulary. The "R" column is for "RECEPTIVE LANGUAGE"...I put a plus or minus depending if they truly KNOW and UNDERSTAND that particular word. For example, if they are able to correctly point, look towards, grab that particular picture or item consistently (out of a choice of 5-6), I know they are understanding it. The "E" column is for "EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE"...I put a plus or minus depending if they are truly able to expressively say that word (or if they can sign the word, find it independently on their communication device). I don't care about the word being said perfectly, as long as it's intelligible to their listener. For example, if the student is saying "FI_H" every time I ask, "What's that?" with the fish picture, it is a correct expressive word approximation, and I put a plus under the "E" column, and usually write their production next to it ("fi_h"). I also notice that many of my students have many nouns in their vocabulary, but not as many verbs or adjective. This helps me see what they need to target more.
*This is 2 pages in length & I usually print double-sided and keep in each student's data binder.
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