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Screening students for potential language disorders, re-evaluating, and monitoring progress of language skills can be a daunting task. I created this informal assessment in order to obtain a wide variety of information about different language skills commonly targeted by SLPs in a quick and efficient manner. Each target has 5-10 exemplars. Labeling and 14 Morphemes assessment includes photographs that can be used as stimuli. The skills assessed are:
7. Multiple Meaning Words
9. Figurative Language
11. WH Questions
12. Context Clues
13. Position Words
14. Word Retrieval
16 Roots, Prefixes, Suffixes
17. Following Directions (1, 2, 3 Step, Temporal, Conditional)
18. 1-3 Sentence Comprehension
20. Classroom Directions
21. Auditory Memory
22. Phonemic Awareness
24. Problem Solving
25. Why Questions
26. How Questions
27. Cause and Effect
28 14 Morphemes
29. Reading Fluency
30. Reading Comprehension (Questions, Main Idea, Story Elements, Sequencing, Case and Effect)
Language samples are a treasure trove of information for SLPs, but they can be intimidating and overwhelming! This assessment was designed to take the guesswork out of your language sample, by allowing you to evaluate a student's morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and speech (articulation, phonology, voice, and fluency) within 1 language sample.
Audio record your sample, then transcribe utterances onto the provided pages. Use the categorized checklists to analyze the sample for any deficit areas. Take notes on the notes page, summarize performance on the summary page, and use the Examples & Tips to refresh your memory on some less frequently used jargon!
I recommend printing front & back to save paper, with the exception of the Summary page which should be printed separately for easy input into reports, IEPs, etc...
In working within students who struggle with reading, phonological processing skills can be an important piece of the puzzle. I created this brief document to baseline word retrieval skills. Included are 20 each of:
Timed Categories (name as many _____ as you can in ___ seconds)
Complete the Category (___, _____, and ____ are all...)
Associations (socks and ...)
Opposites (the opposite of _____ is...)
Synonyms (____ is the same as...)
Verb Transformation (If I ____ I am a...)
Cloze Sentences (I put the ____ on the stove)
I've also included a simple baseline measurement chart for tracking progress.