Happy Memorial Day, everyone! I hope you all are taking today to remember the military men and women who have fought for our freedom. I also hope you're able to spend some time with family and enjoy a day off from work!
For Materials Monday I am sharing a preschool articulation screener that I created. I based it off of the words that my district uses and the age cut-offs that my district follows, so the age of mastery for specific sounds may differ a little depending on what you follow as a district.
My district uses this chart for sound mastery:
Therefore, the articulation screener I created follows this chart.
The articulation screens sounds /b/, /p/, /m/, /n/, /h/, /w/, /t/, /d/, /k/, /g/, and /f/. These are all 3 and 4-year-old sounds.
Each sound fills one page in the initial, medial, and final positions. The pictures are colorful and big enough for the child to easily label. All of the pages should be printed in color ink, laminated, and bound together on the top to look like a book.
This is an example of the /b/ page. As you can see, I include little prompts on the top for what you should say. Also, the target sound is underlined to remind you what to listen for.
The bottom of the page has either a number 3 or 4. This is the age that the student should master this sound with roughly 90% accuracy. For instance, the /b/ should be mastered at age 3.
This is an example of the /d/ page. The /d/ should be mastered at age 4, hence the number 4 on the bottom of the page.
I also include 2 score sheets. They are relatively similar, but one has writing in the boxes and one does not. Take a look:
I know that some people like to have the writing so that they can cross off whatever the child omits or substitutes, whereas other people like to have a completely blank box so that they can write in whatever the child says. It's up to you to use whatever scoring sheet you would like!
The top of the sheet includes name, date of birth, age, and date of screening information. The bottom of the sheet has a little section for notes (this is where I write if I am seeing patterns like fronting or final consonant deletion). There's also a section to recommend further testing.
Download this screener for free here: Preschool Articulation Screener