Developing concepts in children can be a very important job for every parent, teacher and therapist. Research shows that if a child has a better grasp of concepts, that they will improve in their overall language and cognitive skills. Improved concept understanding will increase a child’s ability to understand everyday language and it will help them to better manage their school setting once they are there. A good grasp of concepts will improve a student's ability to follow directions or understand classroom routines and will even help them to problem solve and think through school activities better. Basically, a good grasp of concepts = a more successful student!
Since working on concept development is so important, we decided to make this assessment document to obtain a good grasp of our own student’s understandings of concepts before treatment. We believe that these screeners would be appropriate for pre-k to 2nd grade students and possibly for higher grade students with developmental, language and speech delays.
This concept screener is intended for showing receptive language understanding. The student is not asked to name the picture. They are asked to only point to the item named. With that said, they could if the teacher or therapist desired, be turned around to be used as an expressive tool by simply asking the student to name each picture for you.
Use these quick screeners to collect data for assessments, RTI, for screening students and use them for progress monitoring. They are fully illustrated and student friendly. Just download the preview to take a closer look at the screeners and to read the contents and directions pages for the whole unit.
These are the important early concept areas covered in this assessment document:
* COLORS * SHAPES * LETTERS * OBJECT FUNCTIONS
* COUNTING * SEASONS * ANIMALS * CLOTHING
* SCHOOL SUPPLIES * PLACES * PRONOUNS
* BODY PARTS * EMOTIONS * VERBS * ACTIONS
* ANTONYMS * ADJECTIVES * TIME * QUANTITY
* SPATIAL/RELATIONAL CONCEPTS
We hope that you find these illustrated screeners useful for baseline data gathering and progress monitoring for your students working on concept development. We know that treatment sessions can be short (sometimes less than a half hour) and that the ability to collect data quickly is important. That is why we made these screeners quick and easy to administer and easy to score (all include 10 questions that will give you a percentage quickly.) Please take the data collected and include it on a student’s daily, monthly, quarterly or yearly progress note or IEP.
We sincerely hope that this unit exceeds your expectations and we welcome any and all comments and feedback here at TpT or sent via email. We can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Shanda Gaunt, M.S. CCC-SLP
Manda Riebel, M.A. CCC-SLP
Twin Speech, Language & Literacy LLC
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