Cycles for Phonology
Let's Hear It For R!, and Reduplicated Syllable Therapy
Cycles for Phonology focused on patterns instead of individual sounds resulting in efficient generalization of targets, drastically reducing therapy time for children with phonological delays. The instructor took participants through an overview of delivery and scoring of the HAPP-3 and provided strategies to use in therapy sessions tomorrow.
Let's Hear It For R! is a structured, streamlined approach for correcting this most difficult sound. In this seminar participants listened to audio clips of real students working on /r/, watched six video clips, and practiced /r/ discrimination skills while learning nine steps for remediating /r/ using coarticulation and augmented feedback.
Reduplicated Syllable: For children with only a few early initial consonants and vowels, participants learned how to use consonant-vowel (CV) combinations to increase consonant inventory by expanding imitation to two and three syllables using reduplication. The use of early developing sounds facilitated increases in both speech and language skills while giving children confidence to try new sounds.