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Labeling with carrier phrases Describing objects Speech therapy or ABA goals


Working with learners on describing objects for speech therapy or ABA goals using core words? Working on labeling pictures in kindergarten or ABA goals? Perfect for autism morning work or as an informal speech and language assessment, this simple labeling carrier phrases using core words assessment can be done in 1:1, small group, or circle time – a must-have addition to your IEP data binder! Aligns with the ABLLS assessment, ABLLS-R©️ G11 and G20

Using 10 common nouns, learners are taught the core word phrases, “It's a…,” “I see a…,” and “I have a….” Boardmaker™ symbols are used and are assessed to label with a single noun with a phrase or two nouns with a phrase and a conjunction.


  • Digital links to 3 Boom™ decks, Google™ Slides activities that assess the target phrases. Use the printable data collection sheet to monitor progress. Boom playable previews CLICK HERE, HERE, and HERE
  • Interactive adaptive books: Two 12-page printable books with interactive pieces using Boardmaker™ symbols to answer; Comes in color to laminate, hook-n-loop, bind, and mini-books to send home. (33 pages)
  • Assessment books: Two printable books to assess or practice single-noun responses and two-noun phrases using a conjunction (using real images!); Comes in color to laminate and mini-books to send home. (18 pages)
  • Flashcards: 10 familiar nouns (2 images); print 4-to-a-page. Includes mini token boards and data collection sheets. (6 pages)
  • Worksheets: 5 pages with simple images so you can assess mastery (5 pages)
  • Communication symbols: Boardmaker symbols plus words for readers (10 pages)
  • Data collection sheets: data sheets plus graph to progress monitor PLUS ideas for an Carrier Phrase game and extension activities (6 pages)

Aligns with ABLLS G11 and G20 plus data for others. Use in conjunction with your ABLLS-R® assessment available at

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