Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sounds in sentences

As part of the assessment battery for testing children with suspected articulation delays, I give the Sounds in Sentences subtest of the Goldman Fristoe Test of Articulation, Second Edition.* Basically, I tell a short story to the students and ask them to retell it, hoping that they use the targeted words.

Yesterday I was testing a first grader and I emphatically instructed him to listen VERY carefully because I wanted him to tell me the story when I'm done EXACTLY like I did. He looked at me and asked, "Do I have to use a girl voice, too?"

* The first edition had a picture of a rifle and told a story about two kids ditching school to go fishing. The second edition is much more P.C.
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