Description: The Squirrel Story Narrative assessment, hard copy, complements the more formal assessment tools available to the speech & language therapist or teacher. It provides a profile around 6 key areas of narrative in young children. Quick to administer, easy to score.
The hard copy narrative assessment pack consists of:
- An illustrated A5 booklet with 9 full colour pictures illustrating the story for use as a visual prompt.
- An 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.
Aims: Although the tool’s primary use is with children who have language delay and disorders, the assessment can be used for children with a variety of language needs whether the primary deficit is due to disorder, delay or language deprivation.
The ‘Squirrel Story’ is not norm referenced, however guideline scores are presented from a sample of 100 children.
The illustrated booklet has fully coloured illustrations.
Recommended in: Carroll, Bowyer-Crane, Duff, Hulme, Snowling, (2011), Developing Language & Literacy: effective intervention in the early years. Chichester: Wiley.
Age Range: 3-6 years
Alternative Uses: It is a useful tool to determine therapy goals and/or curriculum planning.
Contents: Manual, A5 sized illustrated story booklet as visual prompt, photocopiable score sheets. All items in A4 sized folder.
Apps for iPad: The Squirrel Story is also available as an App. See our Apps for iPad.