Preschool SLP Evaluation Forms: Play Based Assessment

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This listing includes documentation forms for use with a preschool SLP evaluation as well as parent handouts to be used as part of the initial meetings. 

These parent friendly documents which can be used to complete the speech and language assessments for preschoolers.

DOWNLOAD this bundle if you want:

  • Pre-made forms to record play based observations and language sampling.
  • An invaluable resource to organize your thoughts and information as you go through the evaluation process.
  • A perfect reference material when reviewing data and planning for future goals.
  • To gather a baseline assessment for the students on your caseload.
  • To be prepared for parent meetings with visuals to help them understand where their child is presenting with their skill level. 
  • Have a ready made CHEAT SHEET for milestones and criteria. 


✅ -- Caseload History forms to collect parent information

✅ -- Observation forms (general version and more detailed strengths/needs identification)

✅ -- Goals section to record information

✅ -- Information for parent meetings

✅ --  Speech in Preschoolers handout (definition of the difference between apraxia, articulation, and phonology disorders & it lists the age expectations for phonological processes).

✅ -- Language in Preschoolers handout (explanation of expressive, receptive, and pragmatic language).

✅ -- Handout which explains 10 different phonological processes.

✅ -- Two pages of visuals to be used in evaluation meetings.

This download contains the documents that I use in order to complete the speech and language assessments for preschoolers. I use the Caseload History forms (pages 3-4) to collect parent information. Pages 5 and 6 are two different versions of the observation form. You can use either the general page with more blank space or use the page with more skills listed to identify strengths/needs. I use page 7, to make notes about goals, areas of need, and other information I don’t want to forget before I have time to write the report. Pages 8-11 include materials I use with parents during meetings. The Speech in Preschoolers handout includes a quick definition of the difference between apraxia, articulation, and phonology disorders. It also lists the age expectations for phonological processes. The Language in Preschoolers handout includes a blurb to explain expressive, receptive, and pragmatic language. An additional page is included to explain 10 different phonological processes. The last page included in the packet features two visuals that I use a lot in evaluation meetings. The bell curve chart includes stick figures to help parents understand where their child falls compared to peers. This visual representation was developed based on the graphic shared from Pacific Coast Speech ( The articulation therapy model explains the process of sound instruction from isolation to conversation.

These pages are not meant to be the actual assessment that you use to evaluate your students. My district also completes a criterion-referenced and standardized assessment on every child. These pages are not normed. They do not contain any diagnostic information. They are just meant to make your observations and meetings easier during a play-based assessment. Please ask questions before you purchase.


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Can I share these digitally with parents?

Sure! You can share them as long as you share them directly with parents and keep them secure. You can send them as an email attachment or through a platform for homework assignments directly. Do not put them on a school website or a shared drive that people have open access to. 

What age range do you use this with?

2 y 10 mo to 6 year olds.

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About the Author:

Jenna Rayburn Kirk, MA, CCC-SLP is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist. Jenna was an invited speaker at the American Speech and Hearing Association Convention in 2016. She’s presented at the national, state, and local level about a variety of topics related to school-based speech and language therapy. Jenna has created over 350 resources for her fellow SLPs and is the number one SLP seller on TpT.


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