This set of language elicitation cards and questions was designed as a tool to be used in assessing language for preschool and elementary school aged children.
These cards are meant to elicit a language sample that can be analyzed in the context of typical language development as well as the child’s background (e.g., educational experiences, family, linguistic and cultural background, etc). For this reason, no scores are included here. The cards and set of questions are included in one downloadable pdf. The images should be printed, cut apart and pasted onto cardstock with the questions on the back for the evaluator to read. Or you can also swipe through images and questions on your tablet or phone by clicking on the gallery below.
SLAM Guidelines for Analysis have been created to aid with your note-taking and evaluation during a language sample elicitation: click here
Language elicitation cards developed by Cate Crowley and Miriam Baigorri. Illustrated by Tina Yeung.
- Can you put these in order?
- Tell me the story. [Eliciting narratives and complex clauses]
- What is the girl thinking here?
- Why is she putting the dog in her bag?
- Why is the girl getting so dirty?
- Why is she in the bathtub with a white dog now? (How do you know?)
- What is the mother going to do now?
- What would you say to your mom if you were the girl now?