Tackling apraxia and severe articulation disorders is hard work! Using effective but motivating activities like the systematic, strategic ones included in this 71 page download geared toward early developing sounds /b,p,t,d,k,g,m,n, j,w,h,f/, can help you get the job done!
ASHA recommends teaching early developing and frequently occurring consonants first and that treatment include teaching pacing (establishing a slower and more rhythmic rate of speech). Therapy should progress from individual consonants to nonsense syllables, to single syllable words (CV) then increasing in complexity (CVC, CVCV, then multi-syllables). That is exactly what this product addresses (this edition focuses on CV and CVC targets in therapy).
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The download includes:
- detailed instructions about HOW to use this product and how to prepare the materials for therapy.
- 5 pages of CV and CVC picture cards to practice targets in single words
-3 pages that contain 30 cute character "hoppers" for students to manipulate along with the pacing charts.
- 43 CV pacing charts that contain alternating CV pictures with various levels of difficulty
- 40 CVC pacing charts that contain alternating CVC pictures with varoius levels of difficulty
- 11 challenge pages that require students to alternate 4-5 CV words or 5 CVC words for a total of 18 repetitions per sheet.
- 14 open ended pacing boards for you to customize
Exact pages you will get in this download include:
Page 1: cover page
Page 3: credits and information about treating apraxia
Page 4: Instruction for use and preparing materials
Pages 5-6: CV words/picture cards to teach and practice CV words in isolation.
Pages 7-14: Train track pacing cards with alternating CV pictures that contain the same initial sounds. These require students to motor plan only vowel variations which is easier than consonant variations. Have students move their train (one of the hoppers) along the track, hopping on each picture and saying it “bee, bye, bee, bye, bee, bye” encouraging rhythm and slow rate then increasing speed as they become more proficient.
Pages 15-16: 30 cute characters to cut and fold to create the "hoppers" that students can manipulate.
Pages 17-23: pacing cards with CV repetitions including 2 different consonants. The consonants vary either in placement or manner, or they are minimal pairs. Some contain the same vowel and some do not. Practice as described above (Have students move their hopper along the card while saying the name of each picture “boo, two, boo, two...” while encouraging rhythm and slow rate then increasing speed as they become more proficient.
Pages 24-30: pacing card with CV repetitions with 3 varying consonants as well as varying vowels. The consonants vary in placement and manner and require students to use articulators in all areas of the mouth. Practice as described above with the 3 different repetitions such as “moo, boy, toe, moo, boy, toe.”
Pages 31-33: CVC words/picture cards for teaching and practice in single words.
Pages 34-39: pacing cards with 2 alternating CVC pictures that contain the same initial sounds. Now students must say an initial consonant and a final consonant on repetitions. More difficult motor planning is required for this, but the initial consonants remain the same. Practice with the hoppers and pacing cards as described above, or students can simply use their fingers to hop along the pacing cards.
Pages 30-45: pacing cards with 2 alternating CVC pictures again, but these contain different initial sounds for added difficulty (such as tape/cake)
Pages 46-53: pacing cards with 3 alternating CVC pictures that contain different initial consonants. Practice until students are proficient with these challenging motor transitions.
Pages 54-57: challenge pages that contain either 4 or 5 alternating CV words with a total of 18 repetitions that require complex motor planning. Students can follow the trail of words with their finger or any of the hoppers. After students can say these proficiently, try timing them and then challenging them to beat their own time each trial! Both colored and black and white sheets are included.
Pages 58-64: challenge pages that contain 5 alternating CVC words with a total of 18 repetitions. Once students can say these proficiently, try timing them and then challenging them to beat their own time each trial! Both colored and black and white sheets are included.
Pages 65-71: open ended pacing cards for you to customize
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Be sure to check out my CVCV Apraxia packet as well (the next level)
because your students will be begging for more!
Then take a peek at the third Tackling Apraxia packet
for facilitating CVC productions with later developing sounds!
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tackling CVCV combinations with later developing sounds!
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