Phonology Interventions: handouts for parents and teachers

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  1. If one of your goals is to open the communication between parents and teachers on HOW you are treating their child and WHAT common phonology terms and approachers mean, then these handouts can be very helpful!WHAT SLPs ARE SAYING:"Meticulously executed and incredibly valuable in assisting to educate
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Do you find it hard to explain to parents and teachers WHAT you'll be doing in speech therapy and WHY? Would clear and easy to understand handouts that explain phonological therapy approaches such as minimal pairs, cycles and multiple oppositions help?

Part of our role as speech-language pathologists is to inform and educate parents and teachers about WHAT we are doing to help our student’s speech. With numerous phonological approaches to choose from, it can be quite difficult to explain therapy approaches in a way that is easily understood. 

Each page these handouts introduces the idea that there are various phonological interventions that we can choose so we try to match the right approach to our students. 

  • A summary of the approach is provided to help you explain WHY you will be choosing the targets that you are.
  • This is followed by an outline of what therapy might look like so that parents and teachers are aware that it IS a process that can take time.
  • A sample target list with picture cards has been added to make it easier to understand. I strongly recommend reading & discussing these sheets with parents and teachers to answer any of their questions and make sure that they understand the therapy process. 

Phonological Interventions in this set: Minimal pairs, cycles approach, multiple oppositions, maximal oppositions, treatment of the empty set, complexity approach, core vocabulary approach, stimulability intervention, articulation approach (traditional), articulation approach (principles of motor learning), PLUS three additional sheets covering: articulation vs. phonology, How long does therapy take? and What is carryover? 

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Who would use these? These would be useful to provide to parents at the start of therapy when you are introducing your goals. You can send as part of homework to help explain what you would like parents to do. They would also be useful during an IEP or school meeting as you report on your progress.

I have listed the references (journal articles and texts) that I used to create this resource in the packet and you might find it useful to further your knowledge in particular interventions. 



✅ Thirteen, single-paged handouts

✅ Covers the main phonological interventions in the research

✅ Handouts provide a simple overview of what the phonological approach aims to do, as well as what therapy might look like

✅ Includes a sample word list and visual to explain the therapy

✅ This whole resource is in blackline - so easy to print & go

⭐ Explain phonological patterns with Phonological Processes: Handouts for Parents & Teachers.



"I love the evidence-based nature of this resource."

"There is so much information included in this resource! I love that the approaches are explained in ways that teachers and parents can understand."

"I find even with simplifying my explanation of the approaches to parents, they still need written information to help cement it all."

"It's obvious SO MUCH RESEARCH went into this! These handouts are such a nice way to show families *exactly* what we're doing in therapy."

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Rebecca - Adventures in Speech Pathology

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