Included in this product are 24 flashcards to target smooth transitions between vowels. Often, children with apraxia of speech have difficulty with CV-VC phrases. They frequently use a long pause between their words so that their speech sounds disjointed or chunky. Often, a typical speaker will insert a /w/ or /j/ (“y”) between the vowels. This will make the child’s prosody sound more natural. Targeting CV-VC 2-word phrases also helps to improve the smooth production of CVC words.
I like to incorporate motor-movements into speech sessions. I have my students walk across a balance beam, move between cones, hop along river “rocks”, and toss bean bags. I also love my trusty Mrs. Speech trash can where the students deposit all the cards.
http://ww.txsha.org/_pdf/Convention/2012Convention/2012Handouts/Giesecke,%20Kay%20-%20The%20Changing%20Nature%20of%20Childhood%20Apraxia%20of%20Speech%20Characteristics%20and%20Treatment%20Strategies%20Over%20Time.pdf has more information on how CV-VC phrases are an important step in the treatment of apraxia.