Apraxia Keep Talking 1 was created to help with building utterances (MLU) for individuals with apraxia, articulation disorders, and expressive language disorders. This activity combines a subject, verb, article/preposition, and object to create phrases and sentences. You can start with “bunny”, “a bunny”, “see a bunny”, “I see a bunny”, and then to “The girls saw the bunny”.
The subjects include pronouns and basic subjects. The verbs include 8 basic verbs in present, present progressive, past, and future tenses (look for more verbs coming soon). There is a set of 3 articles and 12 alternative words (prepositions and some prepositions with articles). The Keep Talking 1 comes with 23 cvcv words, 40 multisyllabic words (CVCVCV and CVCVCVCV), 38 plural multisyllabic words, and 16 trochee words. The parts of speech are color coded (modified Fitzgerald key) for additional cueing. Also included are blank color coded cards so that you can make your own words. I use this system with the created object cards as well as mass produced articulation card sets. There are full color and find and color activities to add some fun.
Expanding the length of utterance:
You can start with “bunny”, “a bunny”, “see a bunny”, “I see a bunny”, and then to “The girls saw the bunny”.
To put together:
Cut the subject, verb, article/preposition, and blend cards. Laminate the cards for more stability. Combine the parts of speech and bind them with a circle clip or binder. I like to use circle clips so I can change out the card sets. See www.agiftofspeech.com
for examples of how to use this product and pictures of the finished product.
Also included in the product are "find it pages" that can be used as a prompt for the utterances. There are black and white and full-color pages.
Don't forget to check out our Keep Talking 2 for s-blends and l-blends
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