These Mini Apraxia Cards ARE that flexible resource that combine repetition and drilling with an extra craft factor!
This is different to every CAS resource out there as each ‘strip’ contains the same word repeated 10 times. Our CAS kids need that high intensity repetition plus they get BORED easily due to the nature of intervention.
Some easy therapy ideas include:
• Drilling made easy. Do the same CV/VC/CVC/CVCV word 10 times by going across the page. Use stamps, counters, daubers, play dough (smash) and pencils to keep motivated.
•You can cut them out for crafts and get super functional and creative (think handy phrase books/brag books, paper CAS bracelets, making sound loaded picture scenes etc).
• Step up drilling complexity and alternate between two words on the same page (e.g. me-moo-me-moo-me-moo).
• Depending on whether you drill horizontally or vertically - you can alter the number of different word targets.
The ASHA website has some great information about CAS so this resource was made with ASHA’s statement in mind that “Given the need for repetitive production practice in motor speech disorders like CAS, intensive and individualized treatment is often stressed.” Also included are two handy ‘core vocabulary’ pages to help make short phrases and sentences, using words such as ‘I’, ‘you’, ‘we’, ‘what’, ‘where’ and ‘my’ for the basis to create meaningful and individualized phrases (e.g. my bag, my ball, my bike, my boat for /m/ and /b/ CV and CVC targets).
• CV, VC, CVC and CVCV words across 85 pages. Cards are organised with the CV/VC words first and the CVC/CVCV following for ease of use.
• 10 mini pictures for each word - 7 different words to a page. This equals 70 words per page/5950 mini cards in total!
• ALL consonant sounds covered. Most consonants have 28 different words per sound (except v, y, z, ch, j, th and sh which range from 7-21 different words).
• Organised in terms of Early-Middle-Late sounds for easy printing.
• All in blackline = easy print, no prep!
• Use for drills, crafts, making stories etc.
• Cards are sized approximately 1 inch x 1 inch, hence why they are called 'mini'.
Please note ‘r’ final can be considered a CV, not a CVC in some parts of the world. This means that you might find an occasional word like ‘ark’ that would be VC for some, but VCC to others. I have tried to keep these minimal, but respect different SLPs around world :)
I hope you enjoy a refreshing and motivating way to get those repetitions. If you are looking for some more creative activities then grab my Draw Me: Articulation Sentences & Stories
and Draw Me Basic Concepts Mini Books.
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