Designed for parents to complete and retain, the Sentences and Grammar Checklist can guide language teaching activities and targets, and is useful for teachers and speech and language therapists. This checklist is different from the vocabulary and speech sound checklists as it is a guide to types of constructions, rather than specific words or sounds.
The main aim of this checklist is to help parents to informally assess their child’s current grammar comprehension and production and to record progress. It will take a child a number of years to master all the grammar discussed in this checklist and he or she will understand the grammar long before using it in spoken language.
The list is intended to be used as a supplement to the speech and language books in the Down Syndrome Issues and Information series.
The Sentences and Grammar Checklist is one of a series of DSE checklists covering language and speech development. These include:
- Vocabulary 1 - First 120 words
- Vocabulary 2 - Second 340 words
- Vocabulary 3 - Third 350 words
- Interactive Communication and Play
- Speech Sounds
- Sentences and Grammar
The DSE checklists are available either individually or as a complete set of six.
For therapists and other professionals, we offer a Professional License for download editions that permits printing for multiple clients.