Language Assessment in Play: Bubbles

by FS&TS

By Sue Jaeger, MS/CCC-SLP

It can be difficult to get an accurate assessment of a little one's communication abilities through standardized measures.  Young children learn and use communication most naturally within play contexts.  And what child doesn't love bubbles!?!?  This informal checklist uses bubbles to elicit a child's speech-language skills. This tool organizes the communication typically exhibited within bubble play in the areas social language development, early receptive/expressive language skills, oral-facial movements, and speech sound development.