This packet contains materials to implement a “Word of the Week” program to promote carryover of /k/ and /g/ from speech therapy sessions to other environments.
Each week, you will send home a poster with a new “Word of the Week.” The student’s family should listen for the target word in the student’s conversational speech each week and prompt the student to produce the word correctly. I have found that focusing on just one word per week helps make carryover activities more manageable for busy families. The same word can be targeted in a variety of settings including the classroom, daycare, home, and the homes of other relatives or caregivers. In this way, the student can receive feedback and prompting on his/her speech sounds without feeling overwhelmed or frustrated as sometimes can happen when all words containing a specific sound are addressed at once. I have found that students will continue to generalize the correct production of /k/ and /g/ to other words that were not directly targeted.
This packet contains parent letters that explain the “Word of the Week” program. There is a parent letter for /k/ and a parent letter for /g/. I have also included parent letters that contain blank lines so that you can customize or modify the letter.
There are 40 different “Word of the Week” posters. The words contain /k/ and /g/ in a variety of different word positions and contexts. I have chosen relatively high-frequency words that should be easy to incorporate into daily routines. There are also 3 blank posters so that you can add your own words. The posters themselves are low-color. The backgrounds are black, white, and gray while the pictures contain color. You can print these posters in gray-scale if you do not want to use any color ink on the posters that you send home with students.
Activity created by Lauren Laur, CCC-SLP