With data tracking and self assessment all the rage, I decided to quit hoarding my speech and language data and start showing it off instead!! I experimented with these handy forms in my own practice, and it helped my students become more aware of and invested in their progress.
My older students always watched me tally their responses (fluency, languag, articulation, etc) and they did not like it when their tallies included dashes (-) instead of checkmarks!!
I already had a habit of sharing their daily percentages with them; it was time to start letting them track the data themselves. Obviously, we couldn't track every skill or sound. For articulation students, I gave them choices and let them track one sound in one context. My language students tracked their specific language goal when appropriate or tracked a specific skill they needed to improve.
Overall, I found that students tried harder and made remarkably more progress with the skills that they had to chart at the end of each session than the ones they didn't. They were devastated when they had to plot a point that was lower than the previous session. This is definitely something I will keep implementing! When they reached their target, they always got a mini certificate (found in both of my learning targets packets) along with a treat of some kind.
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