Hi everyone! Here is a new product with colorful pace markers. I got to use one of these when I was doing articulation drills with a student. My supervisor gave it to me to have the student produce target words multiple times and at a slower pace (slower rate means better intelligibility for him). After that, I opted to make several versions of my own (a big thank you to my supervisor!) that I can use in the clinic and my school placement.
So here is a free version of some of the pace markers that I use. This is also a prelude to three other different products (versions)!
Holiday Pace Markers - Articulation
Holiday Pace Markers - Phonological Awareness
Holiday Pace Markers - Sentence Formulation
*Laminate and use them for as long as you can!
*Verbal reminders can be used with these pace markers (visual cue) like "say your words slowly", "I like how you said the words really slow"
*If the student doesn't respond to the verbal reminders, you can cut the individual (laminated) images and place them farther apart (visual cue)
*If necessary, use hand-over-hand assistance when using the pace markers then eventually - you won't need to.
*Having a bunch ready (I keep 5 or more in my therapy bag) will give the student an opportunity to choose/ use a variety of the pace markers when targeting usually repetitive words.
Watch out for the different versions Jen and I will have for everyone to use!
Jen and Tony