Narrative Assessment Bundle

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Narrative Assessment Bundle contains 3 downloads relevant to narrative assessment

  1. Narrative Assessments of Preschool and School Aged Children
  2. Understanding Complex Sentences
  3. Vocabulary Development: Working with Disadvantaged Populations

Narrative Assessments of Preschool, School-Aged, and Adolescent Children

This 108 slide presentation explains how to assess narrative abilities of preschool, school-aged, and adolescent children

The learning objectives for the presentation are as follows:

  1. Explain the impact of narrative difficulties on language development and academic performance
  2. List standardized and clinical instruments that can be used to elicit narratives in children of various ages
  3. Identify specific elements of narrative assessment
  4. Discuss stages of narrative development in preschool, school-aged and adolescent children
  5. Formulate measurable goals and objectives targeting narrative skills

The slides include information on the following:

  • Changes in terminology pertaining to language disorders
  • Storytelling as the integration of multiple skills
  • How many SLPs actually perform narrative assessments?
  • Why assess narrative abilities?
  • The Value of Narratives
  • Narrative Abilities and Social Communication Competence
  • Narrative Abilities and Reading Development
  • Types of Narratives: Hedberg and Westby (1993)
  • Types of narratives sensitive to narrative competence
  • Review of the following Standardized/Normed Tests
    • Renfrew Bus Story (Cowley & Glasgow, 1994)
    •  The Strong Narrative Assessment Procedure (SNAP) (Strong, 1998)
    • Test of Narrative Language-2 (TNL-2) (Gillam & Pearson, 2004)
    •  Narrative Assessment Protocol (NAP) (Pence, Justice, & Gosse, 2007)*
    • CUBED Assessment (Petersen & Spencer, 2016)*
    • Edmonton Narrative Norms Instrument (ENNI)
    • Systematic Analysis of Language Transcripts (SALT)
    • Clinical Narrative Assessment
    • Advantages of clinical narrative assessment
    • Elicitation methods for clinical narratives
    • Sample materials
    • What do narratives reveal?
    • Assessment Procedures
    • Major Narrative Elements
      • Microstructure
      • Macrostructure
  • Analyzing Microstructure: Content Form and Use
  • How does Word Finding Relate to Narrative Production
  • Macrostructure (Story Grammar)
  • Evidence of Perspective Taking in Narratives
  • Perspective Taking Vocabulary
  • Narrative Stages: from Heaps to Sophisticated Narratives
    • Episodic Structure from Preschool through School Age (Hughes, McGillivray, & Schmidek (1997)
    • Select case studies (4.5, 6, and a 9 year old)
    • Adolescent language sampling
    • What makes discourse sophisticated?
    • Assessment of Abstract Vocabulary
    • Adolescent syntax
    •  Adolescent discourse and pragmatics
      • Adolescent Use of Abstract Nouns
      • Adolescent Use of Metacognitive Verbs
      • Conversational sampling
      • Oral expository task
      • Peer Conflict resolution tasks
      • More on microstructure (T-Units)
  • Writing Measurable Goals
  • Prompts vs. Cues
  • Types of Prompts
  • Types of Cues
  • Levels of Support
  • Making Goals Measurable
    • Microstructure Goals Examples
    • Macrostructure Goals Examples
  • Conclusion
  • Select FREE Resources
  • Helpful Smart Speech Therapy Resources

Please note that with the purchase of this packet a detailed list of references as well as narrative samples of children with language disorders is available upon request FREE of CHARGE via email 

For detailed reviews of this product

By Jen of the Speech Universe Blog click HERE 

By Denise of the Speech Language Pirates Blog click HERE—

By Lindsey of the Word Nerd Speech Teach Blog click HERE

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Understanding Complex Sentences

This 20 slide presentation is aimed at improving the learners’ knowledge regarding development of complex sentences in young children.

Learning Objectives:

After the completion of this presentation, participants will be able to

  • Discuss the importance of complex sentences
  • Review complex sentence milestones
  • Describe the order of acquisition of complex sentences—

Slide content:

  • Importance of Complex Sentences
  • Type of Sentences
  • Sentence Function
  • Order of Acquisition (General)
  • Acquisition of Complex Sentences (Detailed)
  • A few explanations  of  terms
  • Complex Sentence Collection
  • Conclusion: Complex Sentences in a Nutshell
  • Helpful Resources
  • References
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Vocabulary Intervention: Working With Disadvantaged Populations

This 35 page presentation discusses effective instructional vocabulary strategies for struggling learners.

Slide Content:

  • Why target vocabulary
  • Vocabulary Knowledge & Socioeconomic status (SES)
  • Limitations of poor readers
  • State of Vocabulary Instruction
  • RtI: Improving Vocabulary Outcomes
  • RtI Tier Student Percentages
  • Tier II Vocabulary
  • Vocabulary Selection Tips
  • Examples of Thematic Vocabulary Selection
  • Effective Methods of Vocabulary Instruction
  • Components of a Strong Vocabulary Program
  • Creating Effective Intervention Materials
  • Why reading aloud is important
  • Which children are at risk
  • Explicit Vocabulary Instruction
  • Instructional Routine for Vocabulary
  • Word Learning Strategies
  • What to do for older non-readers
  • Conclusion
  • Free Resources
  • Smart Speech Therapy Resources
  • References

For a detailed review of this product by Lindsey Swanson-Karol of the Word Nerd Speech Teach Blog click HERE

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1 review for Narrative Assessment Bundle

  1. Becky Amblo

    I purchased this bundle last Fall with the intention of “upping my game” in the area of language intervention. I am an SLP in a PreK classroom (dream job) and after reading Tatyana’s blog on the value of wordless picture books last September, I was determined to use narrative assessment and intervention in my PreK work. The Narrative Assessments resource was extremely helpful in getting me to that goal. I referred to it many times last year as I incorporated wordless picture books into my therapy to target IEP language goals.

    The other resources in this bundle are also packed with great information. The Understanding Complex Sentences resource is incredibly detailed and has helped me fine tune my analysis of my students’ language samples.

    Finally, the Vocabulary Development resource offers simple, proven techniques to teach vocabulary. I have filed it with my consult stash so I can share the strategies with classroom teachers and assistants who have opportunities every day to share quality books with students and support vocabulary development.

    If you are interested in increasing your ability to target language in naturalistic activities, you will find this bundle helpful — I did…even before the updates :).

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