Cycles focuses on patterns and efficient generalization through target selection that can drastically reduce therapy time for children with difficult phonological process challenges. Children that show high usage of phonological processes (i.e., use t/k and t/s) can benefit greatly from the Cycles Approach.
SLPs and SLPAs will learn how to target patterns of sounds rather than individual sounds in each place (initial, medial, final) and type of utterance (word, phrase, sentence, conversation).
Let's Hear It For R!
This program is a structured, streamlined approach for correcting this most difficult sound. This is NOT a quick fix for /r/. For those of you that have searched for one know there is NO quick fix!
In this webinar you will listen to audio clips of real students working on /r/, watch six video clips, and practice your discrimination skills. The webinar will lead you through the following nine steps for remediating /r/:
Drilling of initial /r/ using Webber’sArticulation Drill book or similar
Drilling of initial /r/ at the phrase and sentence level
Drop coarticulation and move on to final /r/ phrases and sentences
Medial /r/--Just a formality
R-blends if needed
Reduplicated Syllable Therapy
Some children are not ready for Cycles. Maybe they only have a few early initial consonants and vowels.
By beginning with easy, reduplicated CV words using early sounds and expanding to CVCV and CVCVCV, clinicians can increase the child’s speech and language while giving them CONFIDENCE to try other sounds and structures.
Also great for children who may have signs and symptoms of apraxia.