flash? Sometimes that happens to me. This is one of THOSE!
students working on sounds at the conversational level…or at least I hope you
have students at the conversational level! Since there are no tests out there
we are often stuck transcribing, tallying, etc. I’ve come up with a way to
simplify the tallying process AND give you hard data that you can use in your
progress reports. I’ve titled my brainstorm: Articulation in Conversation.
sound you are going to focus on, print out my freebie form and have your
student ready to chat! There is a blank at the top to note the start and end
times, which of course, is optional, but many of us write goals for a specific
number of minutes at the conversational level (e.g. “Johnny will correctly
produce /r/ in all positions of words with 80% accuracy, during 3 minutes of
spontaneous conversational speech”).
you want to chart progress for the R sound. Notice the columns on the form and
you will see that you are going to write ALL R words CORRECTLY produced on the
left hand side and ALL R words INCORRECTLY produced on the right side. This
means you are ONLY writing words that contain the /r/ phoneme. You do NOT have
to write any other words!