Ages: 3-17Grades: PreK-12
Improving receptive and expressive fundamental prosodic skills means your student will communicate emotions and attitudes, mark the most important parts of his messages, indicate a question or statement, and much more, all without adding additional words.
Most typically-developing children have mastered the functional aspects of prosodic expression by age five (Wells, Peppe, & Goulandris 2004). However, students with autism, apraxia of speech, Williams syndrome, dysarthria, and other disorders often present with speech that is monotone, robotic, or overly dramatic. They may find it hard to understand others' use of prosody.
Receptive and expressive systematic cues adapted from the dynamic temporal and tactile cueing (DTTC) hierarchy by Strand, Stoeckel and Baas, 2006 are an integral part of this best-practice program.
Prosody Treatment Program is presented in two sections: Preschool and School Age. Additional files are available that can be used during specific activities and faded as you become familiar with how to model the prosodic patterns.
Section 1: Preschool
Section 2: School Age
This section is appropriate for working with children ages 5-18. It includes the Prosody Screening Test and activities that provide:
Therapy activities target the skills on the screening test, and include:
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98 pages • 8.5 x 11 • softcover book with reproducible activities plus internet access to audio files of listening tasks • ©2013