Example | Language & Articulation in Self-Contained Setting


It’s the first day of speech therapy for the entire school year. I have four students in the 3rd grade. These students were on my caseload last year, so I am familiar with them. They are all working on language skills, specifically narrative language skills. Primarily, we are working on descriptions of procedures or sequences. All three are on the learning path that contains all levels of sequencing. They had been working on the learning path at the end of last year.

Since this is the first day, I want to take a baseline. I am asking the students to describe each of these sequences. The materials are ready for me on the Amplio platform. I do this is because, throughout the year, I can probe with the same activity to document the progress. It’s always very satisfying to look back at the language sample from the first day and compare it to the last.

Here are the three language samples I take for all four students:

  • Making slime (expressive)
  • Grocery shopping (expressive)
  • Unicorn egg sequence (expressive)
Dr. Teressa Chapman

Dr. Teressa Chapman

Dr. Teressa Chapman is a special education leader with two decades of experience. Teressa has served as a special education teacher, grades K-8, and also has experience serving in administration in K-12. Dr. Chapman also has extensive knowledge with supporting pre-service and graduate-level teachers with best practices and individualized support through experience with her own nonprofit and higher education roles. Teressa has a passion for innovation and integrating technology into supporting students. Her doctoral dissertation research focused on blended learning interventions for vulnerable groups. Teressa is thrilled to be part of the innovation taking place at Amplio, and is excited to use her knowledge and expertise to support partners with individualized support utilizing effective interventions for their students.

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