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Expressive Language Assessment Tool – Reinforcer Labeling for SLPs & Special Education Teachers


Want expressive language activities that are perfect for informal speech and language assessment or ABA students?  This labeling pictures activity focuses on positive reinforcement items and activities, making it a great addition to your IEP data binder. It aligns with the ABLLS assessment and supports students with gestalt language processing! Check out this Labeling Reinforcers activity!

Why it works: Labeling reinforcers promotes the connection between language and the things students value. This gives language meaning!

What's included:
✔️ Activities to learn to label (name) 25 common reinforcer pictures (broken into sets of 5) to easily find the ones YOUR student loves.
✔️ Common reinforcers are included, but focus on what motivates your learner!
✔️ Printable data sheet for easy IEP progress monitoring. Track as they name each item using their preferred mode of communication.

Targets include:
fish cracker, chips, ball, cookie, candy
bubbles, car, ipad, cracker, fruit snack
dog, apple, break, swing, play
playdough, sensory table, trains, dolls, spinning
music, squish toy, coloring, hug, high five

Why this?
    — Builds vocabulary with items students already love
    — Support your informal speech/language assessments
    — Supports gestalt learners and early communicators
    — Streamlines progress monitoring with included data sheet
    — Customizable to focus on YOUR student's motivators

Perfect for:
    — Special educators & ABA therapists
    — Speech-language pathologists
    — Parents supporting language development 


  • Digital links to Boom, Slides activities
    Boom playable preview CLICK HERE
  • Adaptive book: An interactive book to learn the 25 target words; Complete the simple sentence using the core words “I see…” with the Boardmaker™ symbols; great for language learners! Comes in color to laminate, hook-n-loop, bind, and a mini-book to send home (37 pages)
  • Flashcards: Same 25 words; 3 examples of each (plus one with the word on the card); print 4-to-a-page (30 pages)
  • Communication symbols: Boardmaker symbols plus words for readers (10 pages)
  • Bingo!: 10 unique cards with the 25 words; great for a matching game or show a picture, and have the student call out the name when they mark it on their card (17 pages)
  • Full-size version of the adaptive book in black-and-white that does not have the cut out pieces (just a replica of the small send-home book, but I include this in case you want a big size; I'm finding I like this big size! Maybe you'll want it, too!) (26 pages)
  • Data collection sheets: data sheets plus graph to progress monitor (4 pages)

Use in conjunction with your ABLLS-R® assessment available at

Don’t miss these resources for for data collection ideas
✔️ Preschool IEP Goal Bank (bestselling item!)
✔️ Behavior Goals bundle
✔️ Visual Skills bundle
✔️ Group Instruction goals
✔️ FBA template bundle


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For Boom™ products

You may be eligible for a free trial from Boom Learning. Read here for details: If you choose not to stay on a paid subscription account after your free trial, you will still be able to assign all your Boom Cards to as many students as you see fit using Fast Play pins (which give instant feedback for decks that are self-grading). You will not be charged when your free trial expires.

For Google™ products

► You will need Google Drive in order to access this resource. Your students will also need Google accounts so they can access the activity if you are assigning to them.
► You must be logged into your account when you download the file. When you click the link, you will get a prompt, “Would you like to make a copy of….” Click Make a copy, and it will copy to your Drive.
► If your school district has Google access blocked, you can choose to have the resource added to a personal Google account and then share it with your school account.

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