Dog Bone Speech Game

Dog Bone Articulation Game | Articulation activities for speech therapy initial k, stopping

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If you live near a Dollar Tree (or any dollar store), go pick up dog bowls today! Alex had this genius idea of using “dog bones” and the bowls for a quick articulation game. This game is so much fun and the kids LOVE it.

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KSPT – Kaufman Speech Praxis Test for Children

A quick overview of the KSPT | An SLP resource guide to administering the Kaufman Speech Praxis Test - A formal assessment for childhood apraxia of speech (CAS)

This is not a comprehensive guide. Please refer to the manual when administering, scoring, and converting scores for this test and all other assessments. We hope this guide is a helpful tool for writing reports or refreshing your memory when choosing an appropriate test for a client.

Overview

The Kaufman Speech Praxis Test for Children (KSPT) is a standardized norm-referenced test that assists in the identification and treatment of CAS. It is normed for children ages 2;0 to 5;11. The KSPT has normative information related to populations of children with and without CAS. The assessment helps identify where the breakdown is in the speech system. The KSPT measures the child’s imitative response to the clinician and points to systematic course of treatment. The stimuli include syllables and words consisting of real and made up words. It is helpful in tracking the progress of motor-speech proficiency (Kaufman, 1995). No materials are needed besides the protocol.

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TELD-3 Test of Early Language Development

A quick guide to the TELD | An SLP resource to formal assessments - Administering the TELD

The Speech Girls have been busy lately! We just started a new semester, which means new clients, which means… report writing. As I was writing a description of the TELD, I thought it would be a great resource to share. I hope you all find this new series helpful in your report writing!

This is not a comprehensive guide. Please refer to the manual when administering, scoring, and converting scores for this test and all other assessments. We hope this guide is a helpful tool for writing reports or refreshing your memory when choosing an appropriate test for a client.

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Using Eggs to Elicit Language

Using eggs to elicit language in toddlers | Early intervention therapy

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I used this activity over and over again with my first client. Although not a toddler, this activity was still appropriate and we made great progress towards our goals. This is so easy and inexpensive to set up. I was able to find some great manipulatives at Michael’s, Oriental Trading Company, and Target. Then, I grabbed an empty egg carton from my house. Easy!

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