“Martha Sparks Plays the Harmonica” is a fun two-page story builder exercise that helps speech therapists drill the “AR” sound with their school-age articulation students.
This worksheet comes from “The Complete AR Book,” a 99-page speech therapy workbook written by Robynne Merrill, an internationally recognized author of speech therapy materials. “The Complete AR Book” provides a total course curriculum for the commonly misarticulated "AR" sound. Students begin with simple word repetitions of a core vocabulary and progress through increasingly complex vocabulary and language drills encompassing phrases, short sentences, complex sentences, question and answer drills, tongue twisters, simple stories, and longer rebus stories. This speech therapy workbook not only provides multiple speaking opportunities, it requires students to use thinking skills by incorporating the vowel “AR” in complex language activities. The materials also include pre- and post-tests that can be administered at any time during the therapy program to assess a student’s progress. The full color illustrations and activities are so engaging that students will stay focused and willingly participate during the entire therapy session. The manual will provide approximately four months of material for weekly therapy sessions. Normally, you can expect to pay $50 to $75 for a full color therapy manual, but the downloadable format allows us to offer “The Complete AR Book” for the affordable price of $10.00. This workbook, along with all of Robynne Merrill’s speech therapy materials, can be purchased here or at www.teachspeechnow.com.