10 Best Books for Obtaining Language Sample

Language sample is an informal assessment of language skills, and it provides speech and language pathologists with valuable information about the child’s morphology, sentence structure, syntax and pragmatics.  For language sample to be an effective evaluation tool, the child must produce  50-200 utterances.  One way of obtaining a language sample is to ask a child to describe pictures or make up a story using books. 
Here are my favorite books for obtaining language sample:
1. Breakfast for pancakes by Tomie dePaola
2. A boy, a dog and a frog by Mercer Mayer
3. Chalk by Bill Thomson
4. Good night Gorilla by Peggy Rathman
5. Rainstorm by Barbara Lehman
6. Good Dog, Carl by Alexandra Day
7. We are going on the bear hunt by Helen Oxenbury
8. Museum Trip by Barbara Lehaman
9. Snowman’s Story by Will Hillenbrand
10. Float by Daniel Miyares

Beata Klarowska, M.S. CCC-SLP

Beata Klarowska is an American Speech Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certified speech and language pathologist, licensed by the state of California.Beata cofounded Virtual Speech Center Inc. in 2011 and, to date, has developed more than 30 apps for speech, language, and cognition.


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