Best Year Ever! Bonus Sale Products and Tips from SLPs

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I'm highlighting my articulation fluency packs. Currently, they are individual packs for /r/, /l/, /s/, /th/ and /sh, ch/ along with a bundle for /r, l, s, th/. (While the individual pack for /sh, ch/ is not reformatted, the content remains the same.)


You might be asking why I chose to combine articulation plus fluency. Here's a little insight. We've all been hearing and reading about the benefits of reading fluency for years as SLPs.  I even began changing my speech and language evaluation reports to indicate "speaking fluency" when referring to disfluency/stuttering cases in order to differentiate it from the fluency associated with reading as this term has become commonplace in the schools.

Reading fluency is essentially an individual's ability to read with speed, accuracy, and proper expression.  So why not articulation fluency for enhancing an individual's ability to correctly articulate fluently?  Fluency is important in learning nearly any skill that someone wants to be successful with...and don't we SLPs want our students to be successful with articulation?

Parents want to know how to help and SLPs want a way to offer home practice that is consistent.  I created Articulation Fluency in order to promote the automaticity required to speak clearly using targeted speech sounds.

These 12-week individual sound programs do not follow traditional articulation therapy with a hierarchy approach (isolation, syllables, words, phrases, sentences, etc).  They follow the Motor Learning Theory (Skelton, 2005), which varies the levels of targets and activities when addressing speech sounds to produce change. This type of practice promotes carryover from the start. If you have not tried this approach, I find it fits my personality and style of therapy better with its more random approach to targeting levels. The research asks you to imagine a gumball machine where each time you turn the handle a different level (isolation, syllables, words, sentences) rolls out. There is a FREE visual included in this Articulation Quick Reference Cards product.

I have found this program to work best with 3rd-5th graders, although I have used it with highly motivated 2nd graders too. I like to train the routine first and/or use this as part of my therapy session prior to sending home each week. You can also send it home on its own.

Here is a sample of week 1 for /r/. It includes tips for correct production as well as for each level. There are four days of practice, including discrimination/isolation/syllables, word level, sentence level, and carryover (speaking and reading). Words are different each week and address beginning, middle, and ending positions. Activities rotate in a 3-week cycle, with the same activities using different targets appearing in this cycle. There is a also a rating scale for parent and student self-assessment for each day.


There is a parent explanation letter and tips for producing the target sound.  A log for therapist use in included to keep track of weeks sent. Additionally, each packet includes data sheets for charting discrimination/isolation/syllables, word level, sentence level, and carryover. I use these packs often for my articulation intervention students since a home program is part of the plan.

Don't forget to shop on 8/22/2016 during the TpT Best Year Ever Bonus Sale where my store and many others will up to 28% off with the code:  oneday

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4 comments

  1. I love the sound of this approach! Will definitely be checking it out!

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  2. Wow! You have certainly done your homework, as usual! I love the organizational aspect of this packet! :)

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  3. I like this approach and am going to try it out!!! Thanks for offering a different way to work on speech sound targets!!!

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