Progress monitoring for articulation was something that I struggled with for a long time. I never felt like I was comparing like data. I would pull out a pack of articulation cards and take data on the words that came up. I didn't write down the words, I just had plus and minus marks on my paper. I would get a percentage for the sound, but not much more information.
Two years ago, I started working on a system for myself to progress monitor articulation skills. I wanted it to be easy for me to pick up and go with multiple students in a group, all working on different sounds. I also wanted to be able to compare how students produced the same words over time. I started with a few sounds, and it grew and grew. With a little tweaking and putting in some fun new clipart for you, I think it is ready to share with everyone!
Here is my Articulation Progress Monitoring Kit:
This kit is really easy to put together and to use. I started with a large three ring binder. I think the one I have set up is a 3" binder. You don't need one that big, but I like to keep lots of copies of the data sheets so I always have one ready when I need it.
Next, print the entire kit. I laminated my picture pages, but this is not necessary. I glued all of the cover pages for each sound onto tabbed dividers. This makes it super easy for me to find the sound I am looking for in seconds.
I just flip to the section I need, grab the target pictures and a data sheet, and I am ready to take some data!
|I like to keep about 10 of these data sheets in each section.|
|This data is so easy to collect!|
As a bonus for making it this far in my post, I am offering you a FREEBIE! You can try this packet by printing the entire set for G. I hope you enjoy it!
You can get the entire packet for all of the sounds HERE.