Step up to great articulation and language skills with Speech Steps. These quick and easy reproducible drills will elevate your nonverbal or minimally verbal students to new levels.
To work on articulation, students first establish long vowels sounds (A, E, I, O, U). Then they progress to simple words by pairing the target sound with a vowel pay, pea, pie, pole, pooch or safe, leaf, knife, loaf, roof. As they improve, students will learn more complex word structures with varying vowels. Speech Steps includes sounds B, CH, D, F, G, J, K, L, M, N, P, R, S, SH, T, TH, V, and Z in initial, medial, and final positions; Initial and Medial H and W; and Initial Blends. Improve early developing language through imitation and drill with simple sounds (A, E, I, O, U), babbling (ba, be, bi, bo, bu), and simple consonant-vowel words. As students learn these sound patterns, word productions increase and students begin to associate meaning with simple words. Before long, language takes off and vocabulary grows.
Reinforce students’ progress at home with drills that parents will find simple and time efficient. Students with articulation and language delays, apraxia, and autism will soar to new heights with Speech Steps! 170 pages.