No more searching for materials to develop vowel sounds! This convenient resource has materials and treatment techniques for all the vowels and diphthongs at all levels of ability.
- Build intelligible speech
- Articulate vowels and diphthongs accurately in words, sentences, and conversation
Use No-Glamour Vowels for childhood apraxia of speech, severe articulation disorders, and English Language Learners. The expansive content includes:
- hundreds of pages of picture-based activities progressing through establishment, words, phrases, sentences, and generalization
- hierarchy of simple to complex word shapes and contexts
- stimuli loaded with the target vowel sound is ideal for practice and auditory bombardment
- vowel screening tool
- elicitation and establishment techniques
- manner of production and ages of mastery for each vowel and diphthong
- vowel placement chart
- adaptations for home practice
The activities are organized into these units:
- Long a
- Short a
- Long e
- Short e
- Long i
- Short i
- Long o
- Short o
- Hooked "u" (e.g., book)
- Diphthong "ow"
- Diphthong "oi"
Each unit uses a systematic progression of stimuli:
- Single Word picture pages—twelve pictures/target words per page; organized by word shapes of increasing complexity
- Word/Phrase/Sentences picture pages—four pictures/target words per page; each target word is trained in utterances of increasing length (e.g., ate, the dog ate, the dog ate everything on his plate); phrases and sentences are loaded with the target vowel sound; target words systematically increase in length and complexity
- Word list—a practice list that includes the pictured words (on the Single Word and Word/Phrase/Sentences activity sheets) and additional words in VC, VCC, CV, CCV, CCCV, CVC, CCVC, CVCC, CCVCC, and CCCVC combinations
- Generalization picture pages—illustrations with a short story or poem loaded with the target vowel sounds
- Personalized Practice—each word is presented with a picture and blank lines so you can customize the practice to your client
The generalization and personal practice pages are on a FREE CD that comes with the book. The CD contains an additional 176 printable pages of therapy materials in PDF format.
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- Direct therapy for vowel errors has a positive effect, with improvements in vowel production occurring over and above that expected from spontaneous development (Ball & Gibbon, 2002).
- Successful intervention for children with speech sound production errors, especially those with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), includes a home program and interaction with the child's family and teachers (ASHA, 2007).
- Work on vowels helps improve intelligibility (Metz, Samar, Schiavetti, & Sitler, 1990) and restore a more normal developmental pattern of speech production (Stoel-Gammon, 1990).
- Treatment for CAS should target a variety of syllable shapes and phonetic contexts (Tremblay, Housel, & Ostry, 2008).
- Treatment goals for children with CAS should include longer speech routines to improve generalization (Gildersleeve-Neumann, 2007).
No-Glamour Vowels incorporates these principles and is also based on expert professional practice.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). (2007). Childhood apraxia of speech [Technical Report]. Available from www.asha.org/policy
Ball, M.J., & Gibbon, F.E. (2002). Vowel disorders. Woburn, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann.
Gildersleeve-Neumann, C. (2007, November). Treatment for childhood apraxia of speech: A description of integral stimulation and motor learning. The ASHA Leader. Retrieved from http://www.asha.org/Publications/leader/2007/071106/f071106a/
Metz, D.E., Samar, V.J., Schiavetti, N., & Sitler, R.W. (1990). Acoustic dimensions of hearing-impaired speakers' intelligibility: Segmental and suprasegmental characteristics. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 33, 476-487.
Stoel-Gammon, C. (1990). Issues in phonological development and disorders. In J.F. Miller (Ed.), Research on child language disorders: A decade of progress (pp. 255-265). Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.
Tremblay, S., Houle, G., & Ostry, D.J. (2008). Specificity of speech motor learning. The Journal of Neuroscience, 28(10), 2426-2434. doi: 10.1523/ JNEUROSCI.4196-07.2008