The Narrative Assessment pack is supplied to you in hard copy format and comprises:
- An illustrated A5 booklet with 9 full colour pictures illustrating the story of Peter and the Cat for use as a visual prompt.
- A printed instruction manual including detailed examples of the analysis, case studies and links to intervention materials.
- The forms required for recording and analysing the child’s output are on card, for use as photocopy masters, keeping the cost of using the test to a minimum.
Peter and the Cat yields a descriptive profile of the child’s development of key narrative competencies (rather than being norm-referenced). Narrative sampling is one of the most time-effective and informative methods for assessing the communicative competence and emergence of literacy-related oral skills in the preschool or school aged child and allows change over time to be measured. The packs includes detailed examples of the analysis, case studies of both pre- and post-intervention narrative samples and links to suggested intervention materials.
The Peter and the Cat Narrative Assessment remains one of our most popular resources. It was first published in Australia in 1993 by speech and language pathologists, Leanne Allan and Suze Leitão in collaboration with the teachers and principal of a Language Development Centre in Western Australia. The narrative assessment is recommended in: Carroll, Bowyer-Crane, Duff, Hulme, Snowling, (2011), Developing Language & Literacy: effective intervention in the early years. Chichester: Wiley.
Peter and the Cat Narrative Assessment can be used:
1. To develop skills in assessing and profiling narrative skills;
2. To analyse narrative data and plan developmentally appropriate goals;
3. To link goals to individual, group and classroom programmes;
4. To monitor individual and group progress;
5. To integrate speech-language therapy and classroom objectives;
6. To facilitate a collaborative team approach to intervention;
7. For general research e.g. comparison of clinical populations;
8. As a professional development tool.
When you have purchased this assessment you also have free access to the Peter and the Cat Narrative Comprehension Assessment (NCA), which tests a child’s understanding of narrative at discourse level. The NCA provides separate literal and inferential scores . The scoring for the NCA is criterion referenced (rather than norm referenced). This criterion referencing allows the speech and language therapists/pathologists/ teachers to determine if a child has reached a certain level of performance in EACH criteria (either 0,1, or 2) and then establish a baseline, set targets and goals, and evaluate progress.
Contents: Manual, illustrated booklet as visual prompt, photocopiable score sheets.
You may also be interested in the online version of The Peter and the Cat interactive picture book – specifically designed for both virtual and face-to-face assessment of a child’s development of key narrative competencies.It is suitable for screen sharing and can be sent in a 14 day link to up to 5 parents at one time. See Peter and the Cat Narrative Assessment online picture book.