The athletic theme of this program captures student interest and complements extensive, systematic activities for apraxia and challenging speech disorders.
- Develop motor planning and sequencing for speech
- Articulate multisyllabic words, phrases and sentences, and consonant blends in words
Experienced and beginning clinicians love the Easy Does It series for its:
- detailed explanation of therapy techniques
- systematic lesson plans
- clear goals and objective
- student practice activities and materials
Easy Does It for Apraxia and Motor Planning is for students who:
- don't show progress with traditional therapy approaches
- demonstrate motor-planning deficits for speech
- lose intelligibility at the sentence level
- have increased errors when using complex phonetic combinations
The program has six treatment levels. Each treatment level is divided into sequential objectives. There are detailed, step-by-step therapy suggestions and activities for each objective. The treatment levels are:
- consistent production of vowel sequences and isolated consonants
- combine consonants and vowels to form words
- produce consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words
- produce multisyllabic words
- produce phrases and sentences
- produce consonant blends in words
Copy the student activity pages. The convenient program equips you for therapy with:
- goals and objectives
- treatment strategies
- 104-pages of athletic-themed activity sheets
- reproducible pictures
- hand signal descriptions
- action activities
- word, phrase, and sentence lists
- Consonant Inventory form
- vowel checklist
- anatomical placement pictures
- therapy tracking form
- sample lesson plan
- troubleshooting techniques and additional practice ideas
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- "The principles of motor learning theory and intensity of speech-motor practice appear to be the most often emphasized in an optimal treatment program" (ASHA, 2007).
- " An often-cited recommendation is to utilize a multisensory approach to treatment. The use of touch cues, sign language, pictures, and visual prompts have been described as extremely effective for children with CAS (childhood apraxia of speech)" (ASHA, 2007).
- Hallmark characteristics of CAS are vowel errors, variability, and prosodic differences (Jacks, Marquardt, & Davis, 2005).
- It is important to target syllable awareness and production in treating the speech of children with CAS (Jacks, Marquardt, & Davis, 2005).
Easy Does It for Apraxia and Motor Planning incorporates these principles and is also based on expert professional practice.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). (2007). Childhood apraxia of speech [Technical Report]. Retrieved March 9, 2009, from www.asha.org/policy
Jacks, A., Marquardt, T.P., & Davis, B.L. (2005). Consonant and syllable structure patterns in childhood apraxia of speech: Developmental change in three children. Journal of Communication Disorders, 39(6), 424-441.