Using Google Forms in Speech Therapy
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: I live for the things that make my life easier (probably why my obsession with dry shampoo is extremely real).
So, how do I prep for CSE meetings when I’m unable to meet individually with every teacher or provider working with my student?
I noticed a sped teacher in our high school would send out google forms that were extremely basic and easy to fill out, but provided really great info for her to share at meetings. She often was consulting with as many as 8 teachers in prep for her meetings, and always arrived with fantastic feedback to share with the team.
Finally, I asked HOW DO YOU DO IT??
She showed me her google form, and the high rate of feedback she receives, especially with a tag line such as, ‘this is easier than finding a common prep time—please fill out asap’ (lets be honest, no therapist or teacher alike wants to miss precious prep time).
So it got me thinking...I could easily adapt this for speech and language.
I am sending you a link below to a short google form to fill out. This form will help me to appropriately fill out ___(name)___'s IEP in preparation for his meeting with _(mom, parents, grandparents, etc)_ next _(Tuesday, Date, etc)___. This also avoids the trouble of us all finding a common time to get together to chat, and this form shouldn't take more than 5 minutes to fill out!
I am currently recommending ___(1x30 group therapy, a decrease in services, a discontinuation of speech services)_________ based on __________. I'm also recommending _________. Please stop by room or call my extension with any questions or concerns.
Please let me know if there are any issues with the google form!
Please fill out prior to _________.
Thank you for your time,
The last portion is optional, but typically if I have a student who is speech only, with goals such as articulation and intelligibility only, I update staff briefly on my recommendations. That way, if a teacher has a question or concern, they can stop by my room and chat with me about it before the meeting.
I have also created a speech therapy Google Form HERE that can be used to gain information on speech and language skills within the classroom settings.
Again-- you can edit and tweak this as you need! Just please make a copy first!
I'd love to hear if this is something you would find beneficial, or how you're using Google Forms in your classroom! I am always thinking of new ways to utilize Google Forms- contact me if you need help making any of your own!