Informal Assessment Toolkit for Pragmatics & Language Samples

Grade Levels
PreK - 6th
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18 pages
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Have you ever wanted to look more deeply into the grammatical morphemes your students are or are not using? Get a better picture of your students' pragmatic language strengths and weaknesses? This resource will help you do both!


Pages 3-5: blank language sample recording sheets with space for # of morphemes

Pages 6-8: language sample checklist to analyze absence/presence of key morphemes and functions of language, mean length of utterance, and intelligibility. Also includes intelligibility norms.

Pages 9-10: elaborate picture scenes useful for eliciting language; one is full of expected behaviors, the other is full of absurdities.

Pages 11-16: pragmatics assessment - analyze a child’s use of pragmatic skills based on his/her age. Skills are listed in order of age of acquisition. Scoring is based on a likert scale. Can be used by SLPs, teachers, paraprofessionals, other therapists (e.g. OT, PT), and parents. Give to multiple adults on the child’s team in order to get a better picture of skills in different settings and for intra-rater reliability. Pragmatics skills measured span birth to 11 years old.

***Pragmatics assessment is now available as a digital, fillable form (radio buttons). Use during distance learning to send to parents or teachers (via secure means only, such as email or Google Classroom) to use during annual reviews, initial evaluations, or progress monitoring. Provided as a separate file within the zip file to easily send applicable pages.

This assessment tool does not include a pass/fail criterion or an age range for abilities demonstrated. 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 assessing, rather than quantitative. Clinicians should use all available data to determine need for further evaluation, therapy goals, or diagnosis.

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