FLAPS is a handbook for SLPs for the treatment of speech imprecision, language indecision, and behavioral opposition. It was developed primarily for usage with cluttering students. Because of comorbidity with other speech-language issues, the program was expanded to be inclusive of fluency, language, articulation, pragmatics, and syntax (FLAPS), as well as rate of speech and thwarted messaging. The school-based SLP, in particular, may benefit from activities which address communication patterns with multidimensional components.
Recently, increased attention has been directed toward “the other fluency disorder:” cluttering. In addition to a variety of exercises designed to modify speech patterns, the SLP gains extensive information about cluttering. The accompanying story and audio clips provide clarification of treatment options and speech modeling.
Drama teachers may find the exercises helpful in achieving prosody of speech.
Included in packet:
2. Audio clips
3. Short story
Included in workbook:
1. Introduction and information (9 pages)
2. 46 exercises
3. Pacing board