This kit has the essentials of phonological and articulation therapy—fifty full-color picture scenes to elicit target words at four difficulty levels and a manual of treatment approaches, reference guides, and documentation tools.
- Know the four major approaches to articulation and phonological therapy
- Improve articulation and reduce phonological processes
- Plan treatment based on well-documented evidence
- Communicate effecitvely with school personnel and caregivers
Whether your students have low intelligibility scores or a few lingering speech sound errors, the LinguiSystems Articulation Test LAT Therapy Kit has the materials you need. Designed for individuals and groups, the kit includes:
50 Picture Scenes
Each large-size, full-color picture scene targets a phonological process or articulation errors. They are organized in these categories (five scenes in each category):
- maximal oppositions
- minimal pairs
- cluster reduction
- word final devoicing
- final consonant deletion
- velar fronting
- vocalic /r/
- highly frequent distortions (s, r, l, ch, sh)
The back of each picture scene has a hierachy of stimulus cues:
- auditory discrimination—point to each target word in the scene
- word level speech production—complete a sentence or answer a wh- question at the word level
- sentence level speech production—produce a sentence with or without a model
- conversation level—tell a story about the picture
The 40-page manual has essential information and nuts-and-bolts reference materials to help you efficiently develop therapy plans and educate professionals and parents.
- overview of approaches to articulation therapy such as multiple-phonemes, paired-stimuli, and more
- overview of approaches to phonological therapy including distinctive feature, cycles, minimal contrast, maximal contrast, multiple oppositions, and more
- guidelines for normal phoneme development
- intelligibility guidelines
- summary of treatment principles for childhood apraxia of speech
- red flags to differentiate a speech disorder from a speech delay
- average age of mastery of consonant clusters
- approaches to shaping sounds
- charts of phonological processes
- progress tracking tools
- educational letters for parents
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- Speech sound intervention should facilitate correct productions across word positions and linguistic units (Bernthal & Bankson, 2004).
- Speech sound intervention involves facilitation of newly-acquired articulation abilities to a variety of speaking, listening, and literacy-learning contexts (ASHA, 2004).
- Overall speech intelligibility is a functional diagnostic therapy measure that can help determine a child's severity level, along with a standardized speech assessment. Speech intelligibility and careful selection of goals based on sound stimulability will provide an effective intervention plan for improvement in a child's articulation or phonological disorder (Kent, Miolo, Bloedel, 1994).
The LinguiSystems Articulation Test LAT Therapy Kit 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. Retrieved October 19, 2011, from www.asha.org/docs/pdf/PP2004-00191.pdf
Bernthal, J.E., & Bankson, N.W. (2004). Articulation and phonological disorders. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
Kent, R.D., Miolo, G., & Bloedel, S. (1994). The intelligibility of children's speech: A review of evaluation procedures. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 3, 81-95.