Carrier phrases are sentences in which the first part of the sentence stays the same and the last word changes. Carrier phrases can act as a bridge between using single words and longer phrases/sentences for children with apraxia, phonological disorders, language delays, and fluency disorders. The activities in this packet are specifically designed for children with apraxia or other speech sound disorders, but can also be used with children who have language delays or fluency disorders.
This packet includes sentence frames for 24 different carrier phrases. The sentences range in length from 2-5 words and include both statements and questions. There is a picture symbol associated with each word to help non-readers produce the sentences more independently. The carrier phrases are also color-coded in groups of sentences that contain some of the same words. I have included 60 different words that your students can use to fill-in the last word of each carrier phrase. These words use CV, CVC, and CVCV syllable structures with the following consonant sounds: b, p, m, h, w, t, d, n, k, g, f, s. You can create so many different sentences using the resources in this packet! I have also included blank carrier phrases so that you can create your own sentences and add you own target words.
Activity Created by Lauren Laur, CCC-SLP