Why did we develop this treatment packet?
We know that apraxic individuals learn best by receiving the maximum amount of cues. They need to “hear” and “see” and “feel” the words. They also need to REPEAT to improve their understanding and ability to coordinate their muscle movements. That is why we feel that a READ, HEAR, WRITE and SAY approach is worthwhile for children with apraxia. The more that they can work on the targeted word, the more likely that their minds will make better planning, sequencing and coordination of the planned muscle movement for the speech production of the word and it will also give their minds a better chance of actually understanding the word or concept. Knowing the word or concept being targeted will in return, make it easier for them to produce it. Familiarity to a concept or word, makes it easier for the child to know what the word is and will even give them a chance to predict the difficulty. This is when their speech techniques of talking louder, sitting up, slowing down, and over-articulation strategies that are taught all throughout the unit will come into play. A student who realizes that a difficult word or concept needs to be said, may predict that they have to utilize all of their learned speech strategies for clear production and if they utilize their strategies, they may just produce the word more clearly and accurately.
Why are we targeting concepts and personal information?
Because knowing these things is teaching better functional skills. Functional skills are important. They provide an individual with essential knowledge that will help them understand and communicate in their home and school environments better. They also help a student communicate more effectively and will help to advance their literacy skills needed for school success! The concepts targeted in this packet are functional and we can’t think of anything more productive than that to teach.
This treatment packet is too long to describe in detail here in the description area. Please download the preview to read the content and direction pages. We included the details for all 167 pages of this unit. Also, please know that it contains a FREE verbal expression pre-test. This test was designed to be given at the start of the treatment program and we also have a similar one for post packet testing.The pre and post test is a great way to chart a students progress with their ability to say concepts and personal information aloud.
The preview also contains pictures of several of the activities found in this packet.
We truly hope that this packet becomes one that you rely on daily and that it helps a tremendous amount of your students know and say heir concepts and personal information better.
Attention: Please know that a "mini" version of this unit exits. Please do not buy our Speech/Apraxia Mini-Unit For Increasing Language Concepts & Personal Info if you purchase this product. Duplication of some of the pages will occur. Thanks so much.
Speech/Apraxia Mini-Unit For Increasing Concepts & Personal Info
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Shanda Gaunt, M.S. CCC-SLP
Manda Riebel, M.A. CCC-SLP
Twin Speech, Language & Literacy LLC
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