Building Speech is a new intervention approach designed for children of any age who have a limited expressive repertoire. Building Speech is a phonetics?based approach for selecting words and phrases to target in therapy, proceeding from phonetically?basic constructions to incrementally increasing the complexity of the sounds, sound combinations, and syllable length in target words and phrases. To increase your understanding of the foundation for Building Speech, we will begin with a brief review of the acquisition of early typical vocal and verbal skills, including some of the early patterns of speech development. We will discuss the eight patterns targeted in Building Speech and review their rationale, building phonetic complexity into the goals and target words for children with CAS by constructing words and phrases based on each pattern. We then will provide sample goals for each pattern and show videotaped examples of the progression of phonetic complexity in children with CAS. This session is intended for speech?language pathologists with a working knowledge of the International Phonetic Alphabet.
- Describe the underlying premise of the Building Speech approach.
- Explain the eight speech movement patterns targeted in Building Speech.
- Develop phonetic complexity?based goals and target words/phrases for children with CAS.
- Incorporate the Building Speech approach in clinical practice.
Minutes 1-15 Background Information *purpose of the approach *population targeted *bottom?up nature of the approach
Minutes 16-31 Review of Typical Early Vocal and Verbal Development *cooing, babbling, jargon *early word productions
Minutes 32-47 Eight Speech Movement Patterns *the eight patterns *providing sample words and phrases
Minutes 48-63 Developing Goals and Stimuli Using the Building Speech Approach *hands?on development of speech goals *hands?on development of speech stimuli
Minutes 64-79 Implementing the Building Speech approach *detailing ways that the approach can be used in clinical practice *demonstrating the approach in videotaped case examples
Minutes 80-90 Questions and Answers