Collection. It’s NOT my favorite subject, I’ll admit, but it is an important
part of the job. As a LONG time SLP, I’ve tried many methods. None is perfect.
So what to do? A combination of course! While I have used apps before,
including Super Duper’s app, I find myself going back to my favorites: using my
Articulation in Conversation template and formula, my Sticky Note Data
collection templates and good, old-fashioned lined paper and pencil.
let’s discuss my Articulation in Conversation template and formula. We’ll start
the discussion with a FREEBIE for you!!
data to monitor and show progress for articulation in conversational speech is
very difficult-or it used to be difficult-until I had a major brainstorm. That
happens once in a while! All you have to do first is choose the sound –for
some strange reason, R comes to mind!! Start a timer and jot down every R word
the student says in conversation. Put errors on the right side and those words
correctly produced on the left side. Use my formula (shown on the sheet) and
voila! You have your percentage. This can be done quickly and easily. The more
you use this, the faster you will get!
let’s discuss how to take data for a group. I use my Sticky Note Data
Templates. You can copy them onto sticky notes or even use the template on a
sheet of paper. The photo below shows how
I use it on a clipboard (you might notice by the way this is oriented that I’m left handed!).
Sticky Notes made just for YOU! AND there is a freebie in my store that you can check out, too!!
all else fails? Paper and pencil! I have PLENTY of composition books around.
These are recycled from my kids. I STILL have several
left! Once those run out, they are cheap to buy at WalMart.
that is how I do data collection. BTW, I do NOT save the data sheets forever and ever. Once the data is transferred into a progress note, the data sheets are GONE! Who needs tons of paper to keep track of? Me either!!