Expediting Progress for Children with Severe Phonological Disorders

Course: #6191Level: Intermediate1 Hour 78 Reviews

While treatment of phonology and articulation disorders has traditionally focused on developmental sequences and treating stimulable sounds, research by Judith Gierut and colleagues indicates that a reverse sequence of target selection may actually increase the rate of speech sound acquisition and generalization for children with severe speech sound disorders. This course will focus on principles of target selection using Gierut’s approach, and on implementation of evidence-based practices in phonology therapy to facilitate more rapid acquisition of error sounds.

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify necessary elements of phonological assessment to support selection of appropriate phonemic targets for intervention.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list 4 therapy strategies that facilitate phonological development in young children.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list 3 characteristics of appropriate phonological targets.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe maximal phonetic contrasts and give examples.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-10 Minutes Case Study
10-25 Minutes Evidence-based research
25-35 Minutes Assessment
35-55 Minutes Intervention
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A


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