Now that the North American school year is winding down, I am left to reflect on just how useful I was in the past 2 years! I have been working with a lot of kids with moderate to severe articulation and phonological delays and got into the habit of regularly assessing them to determine whether the therapy approach that I chose was working and how much it impacted their speech sound acquisition. After attending an Excel workshop I decided to put my new skills to use and make a Speech Sound Development Chart so that I could track growth.
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The Speech Sound Development Chart lists all consonant sounds in initial, medial and final position, as well as a space to check stimulability. I have included a number of ‘s’, ‘l’ and ‘r’ blends as well as some triple clusters. It is quite simple to use – just assess the student’s sounds and color in the boxes of sounds produced correctly. If you want to find a place of all my FREE resources, follow my Pinterest page for the latest updates.
I am a very visual person, so some of the things that I like to do are:
- Write in the error sound to look for phonological processes
- Review my formal/informal assessment and black out a box if the sound is not assessed so I know to discount it
- Color newly acquired sounds/positions in a different color so that the growth is more obvious
This is GREAT to show parents, especially at the end of the school year. Report cards and IEP progress notes are hard enough to understand and this chart is a simple visual summary of their child’s progress.