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Universal Articulation Screener Tool

December 31, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This one-page screener provides a quick way to identify error sounds in all positions at the word level. It has information you need to dig deeper or pursue further assessment as indicated.
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Accounting for Prematurity in Speech, Language, and Feeding in the First Two Years of Life

November 30, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource is designed to support parents/caregivers in understanding how developmental milestones may vary for their child who was born prematurely. Your Preemie’s Growth: Developmental Milestones. Pediatric Patient Education 2021; 10.1542/ppe_document142. American Academy of Pediatrics. Festila, D. (2014). Suckling and non-nutritive sucking habit: What should we know? Clujul Medical, 87(1), 11–14. https://doi.org/10.15386/cjm.2014.8872.871.df1mg2
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/L/ Sound Practice

October 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
Production of the /L/ sound can be successful with the help of fun activities and tools. This resource provides suggestions for targeting /L/ sounds at word level. Goldman, R., & Goldman, F. M. (2000). Fristoe test of articulation 2. American Guidance Service.
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Measuring Speech Production Development in Children With Cerebral Palsy Between 6 and 8 Years of Age: Relationships Among Measures (2020)

September 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
It is common for children with cerebral palsy (CP) to demonstrate speech production problems, most often caused by dysarthria. Dysarthria can range from mild to severe and include deficits in the areas of articulation, resonance, phonation, and respiration. While there are many different assessment tools available, it is difficult to capture functional speaking abilities and […]
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Quick Guide to Pediatric Dysarthria

September 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
Utilize this resource as a foundation and overview of how to identify, assess, and tackle pediatric dysarthria across a variety of settings. Pennington, L., Parker, N. K., Kelly, H., & Miller, N. (2016). Speech therapy for children with Dysarthria acquired before three years of age. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2016(7). Levy, E. S. (2014). […]
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Spanish Language Phonological Inventory Card Set

August 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
These cards contain all the phonological consonant sounds in the Spanish language with pronunciation guides, visual pictures, and words to match. Use these to practice and support phonological development with Spanish-speaking clients. Video on how to use this resource: Goldstein, B. (2000). Cultural and linguistic diversity resource guide for speech-language pathologists. San Diego, CA: Singular. […]
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Gliding Under the Ocean

August 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This is an easy-to-use articulation activity targeting glide sounds (r, l, w) for both literate and pre-literate populations with a late summer/ocean theme. Video on how to use this resource:
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Phonological Acquisition in Bilingual Spanish–English Speaking Children (2010)

August 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
The authors aimed to determine how between-language interactions contributed to phonological acquisition in bilingual children, in comparison to their monolingual age-matched peers. A total of 24 typically-developing children were recruited for the study, from 3–4 years of age. Participants included eight bilingual (Spanish-English) children, eight monolingual Spanish speakers, and eight monolingual English speakers. All children […]
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