Treatment Program for Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Complete Kit

Karen Czarnik
  • Ages 3 - 10
  • Grades PK - 5
  • Product Code 37629 ( MR #065977 )

Price $119.00

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Apply the principles of motor planning to the treatment of childhood apraxia of speech with this program, complete with detailed instructions; 2000 stimulus pictures; and tactile-kinesthetic cue cards.
The 65-page manual shows you how to establish motor learning for different syllable shapes and pattern sequences. Incorporate research-based principles into therapy organization and goal selection and:
  • select target sounds and words to build intelligibility and promote easier acquisition
  • set up a practice schedule to maximize motor learning
  • use blocked practice to establish new motor sequences
  • use random practice to facilitate generalization of learned motor sequences
  • adjust the type and frequency of cues/modeling
  • adjust the type and frequency of performance feedback
  • incorporate prosody training early in the treatment program
  • use tactile/kinesthetic cue cards to support the establishment of movement sequences for speech
The stimulus cards are customized to apraxia therapy with:
  • 325 picture cards (three pictures per side for 1950 pictures)
  • 30 picture cards for multisyllabic words (one picture per side for 60 total pictures)
  • 12 tactile-kinesthetic cue cards
The tactile-kinesthetic cue cards develop sound blending and syllable transitions. Students produce a variety of phoneme sequences while moving one finger along a visual representation of the movement sequence. These cards are coated, so you can write target sound sequences on them with a dry-erase marker. The cue cards represent the following hierarchy of syllable structure:
    1. CV words
    2. VC words
    3. CVC words
    4. Initial strident/continuant
    5. Final strident/continuant
    6. Medial consonants
    7. Backward chaining: /s/ blends
    8. Backward chaining: /l/, /r/ blends
    9. Three-syllable words
    10. Four-syllable words
    11. Repetitions: caterpillar
    12. Repetitions: dinosaur
Students progress and:
  • establish a wide variety of phonetic movements/motor plans
  • stabilize sounds that are produced inconsistently
  • establish a core, meaningful vocabulary
  • speak with smoother syllable transitions
COMPLETE KIT INCLUDES: 68-page manual; 325 double-sided coated picture/stimuli cards (7½" x 2½"); 12 cue cards (4" x 6"); 30 double-sided coated picture/stimuli cards (4" x 6"); all in a sturdy storage box.

  • Table of Contents

  • Overview

  • Sample Card

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