What is it about?
Selection of words for speech therapy has typically been thought of as unimportant but a growing body of research shows that the words used in treatment influence how well children with speech sound disorders learn new sounds. This tutorial describes the research and explains why words are important when learning sounds. Free treatment materials using the kinds of words that help children learn sounds more readily are provided.
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Why is it important?
Paying attention to the words used in speech therapy can create more success for children with speech sound disorders, helping them improve their speech more quickly.
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This page is a summary of: Implementing Evidence-Based Practice: Selecting Treatment Words to Boost Phonological Learning, Language Speech and Hearing Services in Schools, July 2018, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), DOI: 10.1044/2017_lshss-17-0080.
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