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HELP® for Articulation
Ages: 8-Adult   Grades: 3-Adult

This resource has hundreds of ready-to-use stimuli in a straightforward organization.  Use them with a wide range of articulation disorders and ages.  

Outcomes

  • Improve articulation of all the consonant sounds and clusters
  • Progress from the word level to structured story level
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Stimulus items are organized by place and type of production within eight broad phonemic groupings:

  • p, b, m
  • k, g, ng, y
  • f, v, h, w, wh
  • t, d, n, l, and l-blends (bl, fl, gl, kl, pl)
  • s, z, and s-blends (ski, sl, sm, sn, sp, st, sw)
  • sh, ch, zh, and j
  • voiceless th and voiced th
  • r and r-blends (br, dr, fr, gr, kr, pr, tr, skr, spr, str, thr)

The stimuli are organized in units divisible by ten for easy calculation of progress.  
The materials included for each phoneme group are:   

  • word lists of single syllable and multisyllable words with the target phoneme in all word positions 
  • phrase and sentence lists with the target phoneme in all word positions 
  • grids of 20 pictures with the target phoneme in all positions of words
  • questions to prompt clients to use the target phoneme in their response
  • paragraphs loaded with the target phoneme to read aloud or paraphrase
  • picture scenes loaded with target phonemes for naming and story telling 

 

Copyright © 1998

Components
195 pages, IEP goals

The HELP books are all superior products that go the extra mile to help children with special needs.  Thank you!

Mary Fratianni, Special Needs Coordinator
Port Jefferson Station, NY

  • Children with spoken language problems frequently have difficulty learning to read and write, and children with reading and writing problems frequently have difficulty with spoken language.  Instruction in spoken language can result in growth in written language, and instruction in written language can result in growth in spoken language (ASHA, 2001).
  • Impairment in phonology and speech production impedes the development of effective communication, language, and/or speech (Taylor-Goh, 2005).
  • Speech-sound intervention should facilitate correct productions across word positions and linguistic units (Bernthal & Bankson, 2004).

HELP for Articulation incorporates these principles and is also based on expert professional practice.

References

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). (2001). Roles and responsibilities of speech-language pathologists with respect to reading and writing in children and adolescents [Position Statement]. Retrieved July 24, 2009, from www.asha.org/policy

Bernthal, J.E., & Bankson, N.W. (2004). Articulation and phonological disorders. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Taylor-Goh, S. (2005). Royal college of speech & language therapists: Clinical guidelines. United Kingdom: Speechmark.

Author(s)

Andrea M. Lazzari

Biography

Andrea M. Lazzari, Ed. D., has worked as a speech-language pathologist in the public schools, in a community clinic, and in private practice.  She has taught preschool students with disabilities and was supervisor of Early Childhood Special Education Programs for the state of Virginia.  She has also served as a teacher trainer at the college and university levels.

HELP for Articulation is Andrea's nineteenth publication with LinguiSystems.  She is also the author of Just for Adults, HELP for TBI, HELP for Grammar, HELP for Memory, HELP for Middle School, and the HELP Elementary Test.  She is the co-author of 125 Ways to Be a Better Test Taker.

Introduction

HELP for Articulation is the sixth volume in the HELP for... series.  It was developed for use with clients of all ages with articulation impairments of varying etiologies and degrees of severity.  Clinical judgment should, however, be used to match stimulus materials with the language age and cognitive abilities of each client.

This volume does not, by itself, comprise an articulation program.  Rather, it presents a wealth of stimuli for clinicians to use in implementing a remediation program or approach of their choice.  As with all volumes in the HELP series, we have attempted to provide as much material as possible in a concise, well-organized format.  

IEP goals will differ for each client depending on his or her individual articulation pattern and developmental age.  Suggested goals from which to select those most appropriate for each client are listed below.

  • The client will produce [target phoneme] in the initial word position in single and multisyllabic words with 90% or greater accuracy.
  • The client will produce [target phoneme] in the final word position in single and multisyllabic words with 90% or greater accuracy.
  • The client will produce [target phoneme] in the medial word position in multisyllabic words with 90% or greater accuracy.
  • The client will produce [target phoneme] in all word positions in selected words using carrier phrases with 90% or greater accuracy.
  • The client will produce [target phoneme] when repeating (or reading) phrases and sentences in all word positions with 90% or greater accuracy.
  • The client will produce [target phoneme] in all word positions when responding to questions with 90% or greater accuracy.
  • The client will produce [target phoneme] in all word positions when reading short paragraphs with 90% or greater accuracy.
  • The client will produce [target phoneme] in all word positions when describing pictures with 90% or greater accuracy.

It will be necessary for each clinician to develop and implement a program for each client to ensure carryover to structured or unstructured conversational speech, promoting mastery at those levels.

The author, illustrator, and editor of HELP for Articulation offer this volume in response to your needs for rich, stimulus material which can be adapted and expanded to meet your clients' individual needs.  We hope that it saves you valuable professional time and enhances your efforts on behalf of your students and clients.