Over the past year, I’ve received lots of questions about my progress monitoring tools for speech-language pathologists, so today, I’d like to answer some of them!
What progress monitoring tools do you currently have available?
There are also two levels each (lower for preschool through around first grade, and upper for around second to eighth grades) for grammar (lower and upper) and language (lower and upper). You can purchase them individually, or in a bundle for 20% off the individual prices.
How do they work? Can I see inside some of your progress monitoring tools?
Sure! I have Youtube video walk-throughs available for several of them. Check out the links below:
How did you come up with the idea for these progress monitoring tools?
How long did your progress monitoring tools take you to complete?
Will you make a progress monitoring tool for X?
How should I use the progress monitoring tools?
How do I progress monitor when I have a large group of students with me all at the same time?
I try to find independent work (such as from my monthly homework packets) to keep my other students occupied while I am progress monitoring with one student at my table. I’ll give them a clipboard and let them sit in my comfy chair or stretch out on the floor while I’m progress monitoring at my table or desk. When I’m ready for the next student, I have the students switch places. If you have large groups, it may take two sessions to get through each student’s goals.
How do I make sure that my students don’t “learn” the stimulus items?
For one, it is important to make sure you aren’t using the tools every week. I have found that in waiting about 9 weeks in between administrations makes it so most of my students won’t really remember the stimulus items. Also, I deliberately chose targets that are different than all of my regular therapy materials. There might be a slight bit of overlap, but you aren’t going to be drilling only the ten stimulus words for initial /l/ that are found in my articulation tool in your therapy sessions, if that makes sense.
Can teachers/aides/parents use the progress monitoring tools?
How should I store the progress monitoring tools?
Should I use the lower or upper level for my student?
I have students in high school, but your progress monitoring tools are only marked for up to 8th grade. Can I still use them with my students?
Want to try a free sample?
Check out this free add-on for progress monitoring the /dg/ sound!