Learn, Practice, Check
is a set of materials that guides students and clinicians through the process of learning a skills, practicing the skills, and then checking for understanding. This emphasizes the teaching portion of speech therapy, rather than the assessment portion that we sometimes over emphasize.
The critical component in speech therapy is the instruction, but sometimes that’s easy to skip over and head straight into practicing the skills
or even just repeatedly assessing it. This packet is developed to help you always return to teaching a skill before you practice it.
Assessment probes are included for easy data collection.
for irregular past tense verbs (pages 3-4)
(pages 5-7). I hole punch these and put them on a ring for easy grab and go with this product.
(page 8). Get up and get your students moving. Pick three action words from the drill flashcards set to act out as an animal. See if the other students can guess the action and animal.
. Print a story slider (page 10). Cut around the three boxes and also cut down the dotted line. Put out the action card strips (page 9). The student will insert the actions into the slider (through the slits you cut) and move the actions from yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Create a sentence for each one, practicing the different verb tenses.
. Tangles practice pages (11-13) can be used to get repeated practice of many different verbs. Pick a verb at the top of the page and create a few practice sentences. Trace a tangle down the page and then practice a verb at the bottom of the page.
Before you start any lesson, collect baseline data. Collect data occasionally as you move on in practice. When you feel your student has a good grasp of the skills complete a final assessment. You can come back to the skills in the future as needed.
To use the assessment form, give the student a copy of the Student Assessment Page
(page 14) and print a copy of the Clinician Assessment Page
To measure the skill expressively, point to the picture and ask the child to create a sentence starting with “yesterday”. If the student correctly uses the irregular past tense, mark a ( + ) on the recording sheet. You can also measure the skill receptively, by naming the sentence and asking the student to point to the given picture.
TAKE HOME FLIPBOOK
Assemble this flipbook and utilize it during the speech therapy sessions with your students. Allow them to take it home for extra practice or keep it to refer back to at a later date as a visual support.
Check out these other Learn, Practice, Check units:
• Learn, Practice, Check: Regular Past Tense Verbs