Everything you need to remediate /r/ and /s/ is in this book: pretests, auditory stimulation, elicitation techniques, and activities that take students from sounds in isolation to carryover.
- Meet articulation goals for r, s, and their blends from syllables to structured conversation
Busy clinicians rely on the SPARC series for:
- loads of pictures
- lots of practice opportunities
- convenience and portability
- use with a variety of therapy approaches
- systematic progression of activities
The picture-based activities are a springboard for practice at all levels of sound production:
- sounds in isolation (r and s)
- sounds in syllables (r and s)
- minimal pairs (cluster reduction, cluster substitution, vowelization, distortion, consonant deletion)
- sounds in all positions of words (r, r blends, s, s blends)
- sounds in phrases (r, r blends, s, s blends)
- sounds in sentences (r, r blends, s, s blends)
- carryover (r, r blends, s, s blends)
SPARC R and S is a huge 280-page compilation of pick-up-and-use activities and includes:
- pretests for /r/ and /s/
- auditory stimulation activities
- elicitation techniques to help establish production of sounds
- articulation activities packed with practice opportunities
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- Speech sound intervention should include assessment, discrimination, and production. Treatment should facilitate generalization of newly acquired skills to a variety of listening, speaking, and literacy-learning contexts (ASHA, 2004).
- Speech sound intervention should facilitate correct productions across word-positions and linguistic units (Bernthal & Bankson, 2004).
- Impairment in phonology and speech production impedes the development of effective communication, language, and/or speech (Taylor-Goh, 2005).
SPARC R and S incorporates these principles and is also based on expert professional practice.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). (2004). Preferred Practice Patterns for the Profession of Speech-Language Pathology [Preferred Practice Patterns]. Retrieved February 23, 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.