Early Apraxia of Speech Stories Backward Buildup: Things to Ride By Linda Bowers
Early Apraxia of Speech Stories Backward Buildup: Things to Ride
Ages: 3-6Grades: PreK-1
Children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech produce two-syllable words using a backward buildup technique. The engaging illustrations also incorporate multisensory learning to develop word stress, intonation, and motor planning.
Children with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) typically have problems with prosody and longer, more complex utterances.
Things to Ride 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