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Getting Your Feet Wet with TAGS

Audience: Teachers of the deaf, special education classroom teachers, itinerants, pediatric speech-language pathologists

If you’re a teacher or an SLP with a student who is deaf or hard of hearing, chances are you could benefit from an organized system to help you track development of syntax and use of English language structures. Such a system will make your life easier by providing a framework for your good teaching. It will enable you to determine present levels, write relevant IEP goals, focus language lessons and track and report progress. Any tool designed to help a teacher work on developing language requires some study and practice, but the CID TAGS: Teacher Assessment of Grammatical Structures (1-2-3) is the easiest system of its kind to use. The TAGS lets you focus cleanly on syntax, offering the most specific information available so you can effectively target your teaching no matter the skill level/s of the children you serve. Learning the TAGS system has never been easier. This course starts with the basics, then helps you begin using this powerful tool.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe how to collect and record student language samples
  • Chart students’ language samples on the TAGS forms
  • Outline the three steps necessary to use the TAGS to write effective IEP goals

Length:  36 minutes

Continuing Education Credits

ASHA CEU disclaimer Intro 0 05

.5 LSLS CEUs, AG Bell Academy

Disclosure Statement


Ann Holmes, MS, CED
Financial: At the time this course was produced, Ms. Holmes was the coordinator of the CID Emerson Center for Professional Development.
Non-financial: No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

CID – Central Institute for the Deaf has developed and published a language assessment and tracking tool trademarked TAGS (Teacher Assessment of Grammatical Structures). This presentation focuses on using TAGS and does not include information on similar or related products.

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