Pediatric SLP Bundle: Speech Development Handouts for Parents and Caregivers
This bundle comes with 17 handouts for speech-language pathologists to provide to parents and caregivers when addressing speech goals with their children. This bundle comes with the following resources:
/L/ Sound Production
This handout is designed for speech-language pathologists working with kids to produce the /l/ phoneme. The handout provides a visual of the sound as well as strategies to help parents improve carry-over at home.
Speech Development by Age
This handout is designed for speech-language pathologists working with kids on phonological development. Based on recent research from McLeod and Lowe (2018), this handout is a quick reference for parents, therapists, and caregivers to gauge typically developing phonemes from ages 3 through 6.
The Importance of Carry-over
This handout is designed for therapists wanting to encourage parents to actively engage in carryover from the structured therapy environment to the home environment. The handout describes the importance of carryover and lists specific strategies for older and younger children to assist with this goal.
How We Produce /R/ in English
This handout is designed for therapists working with people to produce the /r/ sound. The handout provides a visual for the retroflexed and bunched /r/ production.
Visualizing /f/ and /v/
This handout is designed for therapists working with the pediatric population on the /f/ and /v/ sounds. The handout includes a large visual of lingual/dental placement as well as a clear visual on voiced and unvoiced productions. The handout also includes quick tips and tricks for eliciting the sound.
Playful Ways to Practice Speech Sounds
This handout is designed for pediatric clinicians working with children and their families on articulation errors. The handout is targeted for parents and caregivers and visualizes 8 fun and practical ways that they can engage in speech therapy practice with their kids outside of the therapeutic environment.
Books to Practice Speech Sounds
This handout is designed for pediatric clinicians helping children and their families address articulation errors. The handout provides book recommendations to help children practice specific sounds, including /b/, /ch/, /g/, /r/, /d/, /f/, /k/, /s/, and vowel sounds.
Articulation and Phonology
This handout is designed for speech-language pathologists working with the pediatric population to address articulation and phonology. The handout describes four common articulation errors as well as three of the most common phonological processes, including fronting, gliding, and consonant deletion.
Velopharyngeal dysfunction can be difficult to visualize and understand. This handout is designed to clarify the anatomy/physiology of velopharyngeal dysfunction as well as clearly outline treatment options for the three most common types.
Types of Cleft Lip/Palate
This handout visualizes normal cleft and lip development as well as the following types of cleft lip/palate: Unilaterial cleft lip with alveolar involvement, bilaterial cleft lip with alveolar involvement, unilateral cleft lip associated with cleft palate, bilateral cleft lip and palate, cleft palate only
Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing for Apraxia
This handout describes the use of DTTC by therapists address apraxia of speech in the pediatric population. The handout describes what DTTC is, how therapists incorporate it into therapy, and the principles of motor planning that make it successful.
All About Speech Sound Disorders
This handout describes organic and functional speech sound disorders and provides statistics related to their incidence and prevalence. It is designed to help families and caregivers put into context a diagnosis of speech sound disorder and how speech-language pathologists can help.
Game Ideas for Speech Therapy Practice at Home
Games at home are a wonderful way to carryover speech therapy strategies! This handout is designed to give parents and caregivers the strategies and insight needed to practice speech sounds at home while playing fun games together.
Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders and Treatment
This handout describes orofacial myofunctional disorders and treatment options for kids. Designed for SLPs to provide to parents and caregivers during education sessions to help improve insight into conditions and therapy.
Speaking Rate and Pacing
Children with articulation errors, phonological processes, speech/language delays, or apraxia of speech generally all benefit from using speech pacing techniques, which are used to improve speaking rate, and ultimately intelligibility. This handout provides some tips and strategies when working with a child who needs help with pacing his/her speech.
Commonly Used Assessments for Articulation, Speech, and Apraxia
This resource is designed for speech-language pathologists working with children to address articulation, speech, and apraxia. The resource breaks down commonly used assessments used for the pediatric population.
Breath Support and Speech
Breath support is important for everyday functions such as: speaking, eating, exercising, and relaxing. This handout is designed for speech-language pathologists working with the pediatric population to address adequate breath support for these daily functions.
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