Treatment Program for Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Karen Czarnik
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Release Date: 2010

Ages: 3-10

Grades: PreK-5

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: 65-page manual; 325, 7½" x 2½" double-sided, coated picture/stimuli cards; 12, 4" x 6" cue cards; 30, 4" x 6" double-sided, coated picture/stimuli cards; and data sheet all in a sturdy storage box. (©2010)