This low prep, fun Holiday-themed activity will make targeting speech sounds a breeze! This product includes 10 different initial speech sound words (following the complexity approach for speech acquisition)
Speech sounds included are: F, V, S, Z, SH, CH, J, TH, R, and S-Blends
Complexity Approach Explained: I’m a strong believer of working smarter, not harder, and that is why I love the complexity approach! Research studies have shown that this approach not only improves the target speech sound, but helps make system wide speech sound gains! So what is the complexity approach? By selecting mid-acquired speech sound targets or late acquired speech sound targets (AKA more complex speech sounds) you will not only see change in the selected target, but in other speech sounds as well.
Not only is speech sound target selection important, but the word targets are important as well. Selecting words based on their lexical properties can increase overall phonological change. Selecting words with both ‘high frequency’ and ‘high density’ has shown to be most beneficial. ‘High frequency’ words are targets that occur frequently in a language. For example, the word “dance” is more frequent than the word “tango.” These high frequency words are recognized faster than the low frequency words. “High density” words are targets that have many neighboring words that differ by only one phoneme. For example, “dog” would be a high density word ( hog, log, dig, dot, ect. ) while, “orangutan” would be a low density word.
This packet contains both mid and late acquired speech sound initial words that are balanced for frequency and density! I’ve done the research for you, so you can reap the benefits. :)