This document provides an overview of assessment procedures and principles.


Dr. Jessica Barlow's in-depth probe, Protocol for the Evaluation of English Phonotactics (PEEP) allows SLPs to fully characterize a child's sound system during assessment and to monitor progress over time.


These documents feature a step-by-step sequence that allows SLPs to fully describe and analyze each child’s phonological system in both English and Spanish.


Two Phonemic Inventory Worksheets are now available. One is organized by rows and the other by columns. Each includes room for SLP to record the child's production by vowels. These documents provide a structure for identifying minimal pairs. This should greatly facilitate the task of identifying the child's phonemic inventory. Please remember that a large sample is necessary for identifying both phonetic and phonemic inventories. This allows us to identify ideal target sounds.


This document features tips for efficiently identifying phones, phonemes and clusters in a child's sound system.


This dynamic assessment task provides further information about a child’s sound system during the characterization phase in English and/or Spanish.


The Phonemic Inventory Probe (PIP) (Taps, 2010) was constructed to further assess a child’s phonemic inventory.


This document serves as a report template for SLPs to fully characterize a child’s phonological and overall communication in family-friendly terms.


This resource lists a few sample goals for targeting complex sounds.


These transcription forms correspond to the items on the In-Depth Phonological Assessment (IPA) probes. SLPs can utilize these assessment targets to fully characterize a child's sound system.