Treatment of Speech Sound Disorders: New Approaches
SLPs are experimenting with a variety of service delivery schedules for children (aged 3–11) with speech sound disorders. Learn how to combine current thinking about motor learning with frequent, brief sessions to maximize intervention time. This program reviews “tried and true” techniques (e.g., phonetic placement, shaping), and surveys new ideas including slow motion speech, shadowing, unison speech, and flooding. We will examine alternatives to the traditional two, 30-minute sessions per week, looking at the evidence for their effectiveness and discussing advantages and challenges.
You will be able to:
- identify differences between traditional motor learning approaches and new models
- determine which students might be candidates for short, frequent sessions
- implement strategies for maximizing target trials per session
- identify special populations who might benefit from increased dose frequency