It is often hard for teachers in the early years to approach the topic of referral to speech pathology with parents. Many parents are not ready to consider the possibility and many teachers feel that they do not have the knowledge and background to make their case clearly.
This package of referral checklists cover kindergarten (in Australia, a part-time year from 3 years, 6 months through to 4 years, 6 months), through Pre-Primary and up to Year 2. It allows teachers to document their concerns in a structured way and because the items are based upon classroom observations rather than test data, it is a relatively quick and simple process. The completed checklists can then form the basis for your discussions with parents and can then be passed on with the referral to the child's Speech Pathologist to direct the assessment.
The documents are in PDF Form and have been set up so that you can print them onto your own letterhead. If you require editable Word documents, this can be accommodated.