Fluency students seem to come in waves for me. I may have a few years with no students working on fluency goals, and then all of a sudden, BAM! I get two or three students at once who need some intensive support. One of the toughest things to tackle with these new kiddos is simply deciding where to start. We know fluency can be ever changing with students who stutter, so gauging where they are so I know where to start is tricky. Enter, The Stuttering Screener!
I needed a way to get a baseline on my new fluency students that was quick and efficient. Language samples can take a bit and sometimes can be tough, especially when students are new and may not feel like being too chatty with a new person.
The Stuttering Screener has 3 different passages (Camping, Playground, and Baking) and picture scenes that you can use to get a good ‘snapshot’ of where your fluency students are at. Since there are three different ones, you can use them to progress monitor students throughout the year!
Each passage has 100 words to make calculating a percentage of stuttering quick and easy. You can just mark on the sheet where the disfluency took place. You can also mark how many of each type of disfluency you heard at the bottom. The blank forms with the lines are to be used to write down the student’s description of the picture scenes. Don’t worry though, you still have spaces to mark disfluency types.
After you have your sample, you can enter in the information on the the recording form along with any other important information. You can use the included Severity Rating form to help determine where your student falls. There is also an Interview and Language Sample form for you to get more information if you want.
You can grab The Stuttering Screener at my TpT store.