High frequency practice for articulation therapy with structure and routine. How many repetitions do your students get in a session? 40? 50? Can you top 150? How about 200? I know I can!
This product the my number one used item in my therapy room (and many other places throughout the building with my 5 minute artic kids). I do some traditional articulation therapy at one of my schools and kids there have also responded well to it. I have been successfully using it for over a year before putting it on TPT. These are compatible with just about any stimulus - articulation cards, word lists, pictures, apps and picture books.
Research for articulation therapy supports high frequency practice to build motor learning of correct tongue placement. I describe it to parents in a comparison to playing piano or typing. At first you need to watch your hands and see every key you press. Eventually, with more practice, you can play or type without looking. Your hands know what to do! We are doing the same thing with tongue position for speech sounds.
I use these with all of my articulation students, preschool to fifth grade. Using these, I easily get 80-120 repetitions from my preschool or kindergarten students in five minutes, and have topped 200 with 3rd, 4th and 5th graders in just five minutes. I also use them in traditional articulation therapy, students chose two words and practice them 10 times each. I have them do two words a turn, even if we only get 6 turns in with 4 kids in 20 minutes (while doing a game), they still easily have 120 repetitions in the session!
Three types of counters are included:
Practice at the Word Level - 4 Pages of sets of 10 counters (20 different counter strips).
Coarticulation - counters and directions for using the coarticulation strategy to shape R vowel and L vowel sounds. Two pages of counters,10 different counter strips. Word lists are included! Three coarticulation lists for R vowels and one list for L vowels. Each list has 20 word pairs.
Carryover - visuals for practicing words 5 times and then saying the word in a phrase or a sentence. Two pages of counters, 10 different counter strips.
I love the variety of clip art I was able to use. No single image is used more than once, meaning that your 40 counter strips have 80 different pictures on them with the goal to capture the interest of almost any student. The number of strips means that I can put them in a students folder for easy access or switch out the counter strip to re-engage a student.
Print, laminate, cut apart and you are ready to go!
*Please note that the for purchase file I uploaded is a higher quality than the preview file due to file size limitations.