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Narrative Assessments of Preschool and School-Aged Children (Updated)

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This UPDATED and EXPANDED 85 slide presentation explains how to assess narrative abilities in preschool and school aged 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 formal and informal 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 and school aged children
  5. —  Formulate measurable goals and objectives targeting narrative skills

The slides include information on the following:

  • 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 (TNL) (Gillam & Pearson, 2004)
    •   Narrative Assessment Protocol (NAP) (Pence, Justice, & Gosse, 2007)*
    • — CUBED Screening and Monitoring Measures (Petersen & Spencer, 2016)*
  • Major Narrative Elements
    • —  Microstructure
    • —  Macrostructure
  • Assessment Procedures
  • Sample materials for Narrative Assessments
  • Elicitation methods for Fictional Narratives
  • Advantages of Informal Narrative Assessments
  • 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
  • Assessment of Abstract Vocabulary
    • Adolescent Use of Abstract Nouns
    • Adolescent Use of Metacognitive Verbs
  • Narrative Levels: from Heaps to Sophisticated Narratives
    • Episodic Structure from Preschool through School Age (Hughes, McGillivray, & Schmidek (1997)
  • 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
  • 10 Easy Glance Appendices
  • 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 

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1 review for Narrative Assessments of Preschool and School-Aged Children (Updated)

  1. Communication Station: Speech Therapy, PLLC (verified owner)

    72 pages of information on ways to assess narratives for PK and School-age kiddos. I really like this presentation for so many reasons:
    1. explanation of why assessing narratives is important even at PK age and what deficits in this area could indicate
    2. FREE resources to use when assessing narratives
    3. Different tests descriptions and their limitations
    4. How to actually assess language samples for narrative assessment. What are we looking for? What does it say about our client? It’s all in this presentation.

    My Favorite thing about this presentation: The quick reference appendix at the end of the PPT. I am planning on this printing these out TODAY and using them this week for my kiddos!!!

    So great! Worth every penny! AND its on sale now so GRAB it!!!!