This is an assessment that Zack has taken at least 5 times that I can count off the top of my head. He took it last summer when he was first starting speech therapy at UNR and again today as he is re-entering as a new patient. Tami and I were present at both and while she has the hard data, I have anecdotal-typed-furiously-into-Evernote notes to prove how much improvement Zack has made in the past 9 1/2 months!
I was less good at recording results last year but here’s a little of what I wrote:
less than 50% accurate when describing the scene (below) Spontaneous Speech (I don’t know what I meant by ‘less than 50% accurate’ in his oral description but there probably weren’t very many words.)
Written Output “Write a story about what is going on in the picture.” childs is dog and kite. The gird sand.
Word Fluency Animals in 1 minute: dog bear monkey bird
What do you write with? pencil
What color is snow? white
How many days are in a week? 7 fingers then counts up to 7
Where do nurses work? or hospital (with a lot of cues)
Where do you buy stamps? (no response)
Alphabet and Numbers
Write the alphabet abcdefghi
Write #0-20. 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Now to today’s results!
Spontaneous Speech (Describing that same scene, this is my interpretation of what I heard Zack saying. i.e. he could have said The man is writing in books but I heard the d sound in the middle of the word so that’s what I wrote.) The man is riding in books. The woman is writing not writing is wine. And music is. The dog is ro not running walking. Sailboat is going take cake. The man is fish p something. Sh house is going and the car.
Written Output The man is a book. The woman is drunk wine. The boy is kite. The dog is run. The sailboat is lake. The girl is box sank
Word Fluency Monkey dog cat bird cockatoo chicken goat
What do you write with? PencilWhat color is snow? White
What color is snow? White