Ages: 3 and up
Grades: Pre-K and up
Author: Rachele Ellsworth
Speech Corner—Cycles Approach Cases Instruction Manual was designed to assist speech-language pathologists (and assistants) in implementing the Cycles Approach using the Speech Corner—Cycles Approach Cases. (This manual is already included with item SC-810). However, many SLPs have asked that we sell it individually. This is for those who want to implement the cycles approach, but don’t need the word cards/titles, auditory bombardment cards, or motivators that are included in the cases. Maybe you want to implement this approach but are confused about what the approach is. Or if you are a little rusty on how to plan and set up your therapy sessions. This manual will help the busy SLP with target selection tips and how to implement the steps in a straightforward manner. This approach is designed to improve the development of intelligible speech patterns in children with severe-to-profound expressive phonological impairments. This is a quick 48-page manual that gives you everything you need to know to implement the cycles approach with confidence and ease. It is full of easy-to-understand explanations, tables, forms, and homework sheets to make your life easier.
This manual includes the following:
- Explanation of the Cycles Approach
- What is it?
- Who is a good client for this approach?
- What is a cycle?
- What are primary patterns?
- How do I know what to target in a cycle?
- What sounds do I target in therapy?
- What words do I address in therapy?
- How much time do I spend on each sound?
- How many productions per session?
- Do I only target single words?
- When are patterns eliminated from a cycle?
- When are secondary targets introduced?
- What are secondary patterns?
- What sounds are included in secondary patterns?
- Overview of Implementation
- How does implementation look during a therapy session?
- How do I review previous therapy words?
- How do I implement auditory bombardment words?
- How do I introduce new words?
- How do I participate in production-practice?
- How do I incorporate metaphonological activities?
- How do I conduct a stimulabilty probe?
- How do I implement home practice?
- How do I avoid making common mistakes?
- Planning Forms (many are included for ease in treatment planning and target sound/word selection)
- Homework Sheets for the following patterns:
- Syllable Reduction
- Final Consonant Deletion
- Initial Consonant Deletion
- Cluster Reduction—Final /s/-Clusters
- Cluster Reduction—Initial /s/-Clusters
- Cluster Reduction—Triple /s/-Clusters
- Cluster Reduction—Liquid /l/ & /r/-Clusters
- Stopping Initial Fricatives
- Stopping Final Fricatives