Ages: 2-7Grades: Toddler-2
Children with a repaired cleft palate learn to produce the /k/ and /g/ sounds with this engaging story and illustrations that help them visualize techniques and have fun, too.
Since the /k/ and /g sounds are produced in the back of the oral cavity, children with a repaired cleft palate may erroneously produce the sounds using a glottal stop or another posterior compensatory error. This book teaches children to position the tongue properly to build oral pressure for the /k/ and /g/ sounds.
Children relate well to Chippy the Chipmunk as his big sister Twitch helps him articulate sounds and eliminate compensatory errors. Clinician's notes are provided to more fully explain therapy techniques, troubleshoot potential problems, and give tips for successful sound production and reduction of glottal or other posterior compensatory errors. Activities to reinforce the target skills are listed on the last page of the book.
14 pages • 8½ x 11, spiral • ©2009