Friday, May 10, 2013

{Review} At A Glance Charts: Narrative Assessment

I was happy to be asked to do a product review for Tatyana Elleseff of Smart Speech Therapy, LLC! She is reviewing my APP-ealing Functional Communication activity, so be sure to head over there and read her review. Keep reading for a combined giveaway opportunity! I am reviewing her At A Glance Charts: Narrative Assessment:

I know I often have difficulty assessing narratives in the students that I see. There are so many different factors involved in narratives that it can often become confusing! That's why I was so happy to see this presentation. These are easy to grab quick reference charts, which is great for busy SLPs. The following charts are included:

  • sequencing ability
  • microstructure
  • macrostructure
  • story grammar
  • perspective taking ability
  • narrative ages and stages
  • episodic structure
  • types of cues
Tatyana does a great job of breaking down each part into easy to read charts. One of my favorite charts included perspective taking vocabulary. For example, for cognition, she includes "know, think, remember, guess." My other favorite chart was the narrative ages and stages chart. Below is an example:

I often forget what children's narratives SHOULD look like at various ages. This will definitely become my go-to reference during assessments! This is a nice reference for CFYs and seasoned SLPs who want to be sure they are assessing narratives correctly. Please visit her blog for more great, informative resources such as this one!

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I am giving away a copy of APP-ealing Functional Communication and Tatyana is giving away a copy of her Narrative At A Glance Charts, so make sure to visit her blog to enter both giveaways!

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1 comment:

  1. Phew so glad to hear I'm not the only one who gets confused when assessing narratives! This is a wonderful tool to help guide therapy in a way that is measurable