Ages: 3-6Grades: PreK-1
This delightful, innovative series provides motivating practice to improve word stress, intonation, and motor planning for Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Eight storybooks target two- and three-syllable word productions. Children with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) typically have problems with prosody and longer, more complex utterances.
These books teach a child the appropriate stress and intonation by removing the semantic load of a word until he's mastered the normal flow and rhythm of the word. Words are divided into syllables. The syllables are imitated repeatedly, in a backward order, until he can say the word easily.
Each page in these books starts with the final syllable of a word and systematically works forward, ending with the target word. The vibrant illustrations are used as visual and tactile cues for smooth movements at the syllable and word levels. The practice method is inherently fun and motivating!
Each book includes 12 reproducible picture cards to use for more practice. The 8-Book Early Apraxia of Speech Stories Backward Buildup set consists of:
COMPLETE 8-Book Set: each book 16, 8½" x 11" coated pages • ©2011