This year in my new preschool position I have a lot of kids with Apraxia or very severe phonological disorders. In the past I only had a couple students with this profile so I just used my Kaufman cards with whatever else I was using. This year that just isn’t cutting it! The kids are already sick of those things! So I thought I’d whip up some season sets to get us moving with some new materials. 30 hours later… ‘whip up’ wasn’t really accurate. Although they took me a ton of work, these cards are so worth it!
This packet is developed to target simple syllable patterns to target Childhood Apraxia of Speech. This packet will also be beneficial for other speech disorders. The packet uses many early developing sounds such as /p,b,m,n,t,d,w/. Some of the chosen targets include more variety of sounds including
/s,r,l,f,k,g/. This will target all of your student’s sounds to capitalize on any sounds they already have in their phonetic inventory, while practicing missing sounds. I have some really unique profiles this year with kids who can’t produce bilabial sounds or alveolar sounds but who do have ‘ch, ‘sh’ and ‘s’. My cards are mostly early developing sounds but I did intentionally add some later sounds into the mix to give those students with interesting phonetic inventories some options! If your student can’t say the older sound, obviously a substitution/approximation would be fine!
To Play: 174 cards and 11 homework sheets are included to target syllable patterns of increasing complexity. Each card includes a leaf that pictures an image and word. In the bottom left corner of the card a black dot is included. These dots represent the number of syllables and allow students to touch them while they produce the sound, emphasizing multisensory practice. The top left corner of the card is marked by color and syllable pattern to help organize the card set. To play print all leaves. Students can either play with a single-sheet tree in front of them or with a poster size tree. I print the poster size tree, attach it with tape to a wall, and attach 18 Velcro dots. Attach dots to the back of the leaf cards and then let students add/remove the leaves from the tree.
Each syllable patterns has a corresponding homework page. These work great with the paint daubers (do-a-dots).
SLPs can choose between the poster version of the tree (4 pages cut and glued together) or use this single sheet on the table top. The poster helps get those little bodies up and moving!
The following syllable patterns are included.
VC – 18 cards
CV – 18 cards
CVC – 24 cards
CVCV Reduplicated Syllables – 12 cards
CVCV Reduplicated Syllable – 12 cards
CVCV – 12 cards
CVCVCV – 18 cards
CVCVC – 18 cards
CVCC – 18 cards
CCVC- 18 cards
CVCCVC- 12 cards’
The cards are available in my TpT shop for purchase! I hope you go check them out. If I make another set would you like to see winter or spring!? Let me know in the comments!
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