Evidence Based Practice Library

Expressive and Receptive Language Development: Informal Assessment

During the Informal Assessment, teachers use verbal prompting to develop expressive and receptive language by using the phrase, “What did the video say….” This helps students strengthen auditory processing and comprehension over time by attending to the content of the video and then recalling the concept when prompted. Using the phrase “What did the video say…” also makes the expectation clear that we are no longer accessing prior knowledge. By strengthening auditory processing and comprehension, students will increase their ability to follow a multi-step directive, such as a task that may be verbally described in the workplace.


See a Teacher Using This Practice

Ways to Differentiate

Free Demo for Administrators

Improve transition outcomes for all students with Digitability.

Expressive & Receptive Language for Workplace Communication: Exit Ticket

Teachers prompting to increase expressive and receptive language abilities based on individual student levels. Learn More


Literacy & Language: Informal Assessment

During the Informal Assessment, teachers prompt the whole class to say the key concept together. Learn More


Literacy Support: Guided Activity

Teachers increase literacy of new tech and work-ready vocabulary, by creating a word wall. Learn more


Ready to bring Digitability to your school?

Complete the form on this page to request a demo.

“As we lead our students into a tech-driven future, Digitability moves students closer to their career and life goals.”     

 -Jane Cordero, M. Ed., Secondary Special Education Coordinator at Hill-Freedman World Academy.