Early Apraxia of Speech Stories Backward Buildup: Creepy, Crawly Things By Linda Bowers
Early Apraxia of Speech Stories Backward Buildup: Creepy, Crawly Things
Ages: 3-6Grades: PreK-1
Improve word stress, intonation, and motor planning for production of two-syllable words in children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Engaging characters and multisensory instruction make it easy to elicit multiple word repetitions.
Children with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) typically have problems with prosody and longer, more complex utterances.
Creepy, Crawly Things teaches a child the appropriate stress and intonation by removing the semantic load of a word until he's mastered the normal flow and rhythm of the word. Words are divided into syllables. The syllables are imitated repeatedly, in a backward order, until he can say the word easily.
Each page in the book starts with the final syllable of a word and systematically works forward, ending with the target word.
Use the vibrant illustrations as visual and tactile cues for smooth movements at the syllable and word levels. The practice method is inherently fun and motivating! The book includes 12 reproducible picture cards to use for more practice.
16 pages • 8½ x 11, spiral • ©2011