Assessing Personal Narratives of Preschool and School Aged Children

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This 23 page presentation describes how to assess personal narratives of preschool and school-aged children.

Slide content:

  • Why Assess Narrative Abilities?
  • The Value of Narratives
  • Narratives and Language Features
  • Advantages of Informal Narrative Assessments
  • Types of Narratives: Hedberg and Westby (1993)
  • Analysis of Personal Narratives (Bliss & McCabe, 2012)
  • Personal Narrative Elicitation
  • 4 Patterns of impaired narration as well as
  • Cultural Considerations to Personal Narratives
    • African American Children
    • Latino Children
    • Asian Children
  • Chart: Questions for Implementation of the Narrative Assessment Profile (Bliss, McCabe, & Miranda, 1998)
  • References
  • Helpful Resources

Intended Audiences:  speech language pathologists, teachers and parents

4 reviews for Assessing Personal Narratives of Preschool and School Aged Children

  1. cheryl small Jackson (verified owner)

    Excellent handouts on how to assess oral narrative skills and the multicultural influences that we must consider. I highly recommend this module.

  2. debrajmaloney4 (verified owner)

    Thank you for this resource. Whenever I have a question about assessment or therapy approaches, I know that I can count on your site to provide research based information.

    I purchased the Assessing Personal Narratives presentation when I didn’t have enough data from the assessments I had completed to explain a child’s struggles in the classroom. This resource is excellent.

    Thanks so much!

  3. azann001 (verified owner)

    This is going to be great resource to go for those narratives. One of the only things that might be good also would be if there were any information regarding Native American children since I work with Navajo children. Thank you for a great resource.

  4. (verified owner)

    This is a very comprehensive handout/presentation on how to evaluate personal narrative skills in the preschool and school age populations. The parts of this handout I like include:
    1. an explanation of the types of narratives.
    2. how to analyze and elicit personal narratives.
    3. Patterns of deficits in narrative ability with descriptions of each of the four patterns.
    4. multicultural influences which may affect narrative ability.
    This resource is definitely one that I will be using during my annual review evaluations year after year, as well as when getting baseline data and documenting progress.

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