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.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify necessary elements of phonological assessment to support selection of appropriate phonemic targets for intervention.
- After this course, participants will be able to list 4 therapy strategies that facilitate phonological development in young children.
- After this course, participants will be able to list 3 characteristics of appropriate phonological targets.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe maximal phonetic contrasts and give examples.
|5-10 Minutes||Case Study|
|10-25 Minutes||Evidence-based research|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
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