This article reviews elements of data collection and progress monitoring that are common across intervention settings and highlights differences in terminology and practice that are specific to the work setting or funding authority. Published evidence that informs progress monitoring practices is summarized.Conclusions
Progress monitoring and reporting is an integral component of language intervention services. Each practitioner should establish data collection, analysis, and reporting procedures that best represent functional language growth for individual clients and comply with reporting requirements and conventions for the practice setting. Meaningful data inform speech-language pathologist clinical decisions throughout the course of intervention.