I am a fan of all things Disney.
I am a fan of all things Apraxia.
THUS...a new product was created: Disney Tsum Tsum Apraxia sets!
I LOVE using toys and manipulatives with my preschoolers during short, frequent, intensive speech therapy sessions to keep motivation high and success rates even higher. As a speech therapist with a growing number of preschoolers on my caseload who are diagnosed with apraxia, I needed to find low-pressure, FUN and quick turn-taking activities to engage these kiddos. Hands-on manipulatives (ie: Tsum Tsums – whether the plastic toys or laminated paper images) increase participation. Only requiring 2 target productions per ‘turn,’ reduces the stress for these kiddos, who we often find are VERY sensitive to their speech difficulties. Starting with small steps leads to better confidence to begin to attempt more syllable shapes, which is the hallmark of apraxia therapy.
Apraxia therapy is my passion within our field -- I hope you enjoy using these products as much as I enjoyed designing them!
Early Sounds and Simple Syllable Sequences included: CVCV, CV1CV2, CV, VC, CVC Synthesis: /h, w, p, b, t, d, m, n/
A note on printing/assembling: If you fold the papers on the dotted line, you can laminate 4 half-pages, back to back, per lamination sheet, as long as it seals completely. Then, cut in half and 3-hole punch at the top of the upper half-sheet; use binder rings for a simple flip book!