Jake's Journey with Apraxia

And the Friends We Met Along the Way

by Shanda Gaunt, M.S., CCC-SLP

Shanda Gaunt is a pediatric speech-language pathologist who has been treating the birth to five population for over 17 years. During those years of treatment she developed her own style of fun and interactive therapy activities for helping to elicit talking in children with limited speech. It was after years of compiling and creating her own apraxia treatment materials, that she decided to create a therapy workbook targeting age-appropriate sounds and words. Her activity book was created in early 2014 and was later published by Super Duper Publications in the summer of 2014. This awesome workbook was later named: “Say & DO”- Apraxia Fun Sheets.

apraxia fun sheets

“Say & DO” Apraxia Fun Sheets is a collection of interactive activities that have been designed to keep younger students happy, busy and engaged in the therapy process during a skilled speech and language therapy session. Examples of these fun activities include: saying and then gluing a picture with the targeted word onto a picture scene, dotting with a paint dotter next to a targeted picture, tracing lines to a targeted sound production, cute color by number coloring pages, and even simple mazes and roll the die games.

Shanda would love for you to try the activities with your own speech students (or own child) who may have characteristics of apraxia of speech to see if you too, can get a ton of repetitions from your students! Just start at the level that your student is ready for. Perhaps they are ready for the CV or the VC level? Or maybe they are a bit more advanced in their verbalization level to be able to start at the CVCV or CVC levels? The book targets the early developing consonant sounds of: P, B, M, W, D, T, N, and H. The vowel sounds included are the long and short A, E, I, O, and U.

No matter what, the workbook should provide you with the necessary activities and worksheets for a fun and productive speech therapy session for a large variety of students on your caseload because it is packed full with a large number of pages. There are four sections total targeting the areas of CV words, VC words, CVCV words, and one for CVC words. In fact, this workbook is a terrific buy because it has 160 reproducible activities inside of it!

Here are reviews currently at Super Duper Publications:

  • Amazing selection of fun activities to target apraxia in children. I love the way the book is organized from easiest (VC) to hardest (CVC) sound combinations. This book is a must for every pediatric/school SLP.
  • I was extremely excited to get this new product in the mail. After browsing through the material in the book, I am super pumped to start utilizing it in therapy sessions -perfect activities for the required repetition with apraxia of speech.
  • I love this book! As we know with apraxia, repetition is key! This book has MANY different activities that target the same word list, making it fun and interactive for both the clinician and client! I will definitely be using this book a lot!
  • I’ve been looking for a resource like this for years. While this product is designed for Apraxia, it is also appropriate for younger children developing speech or students with developmental or cognitive disabilities. I finally have resources to send home for practicing CV, VC and CVCV syllable shapes.

For more information on the “Say & DO” Apraxia Workbook, click here to visit Super Duper Publications.

Author information:

Shanda Gaunt, M.S. CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Contact email: shandagaunt@gmail.com
Co-author at Twin Speech, Language & Literacy LLC
Twin Speech, Language & Literacy LLC at Facebook
Twin Speech, Language & Literacy LLC Blog

33 thoughts on ““Say & DO” Apraxia Fun Sheets

  1. mtf says:

    I would love to try these with our daughter

  2. stacy mccrary says:

    these worksheets would be great to win, excited about the giveaway. Also posted on facebook

  3. Jill S says:

    This book would be very helpful to me! I am an SLP who works with preschool and Early Intervention, and I have quite a few kiddos on my caseload who are working through apraxia. They always love new ways to practice their sounds.

  4. Jill S says:

    I also shared this on Facebook to let my other SLP friends know about it 🙂

  5. Sarah German says:

    Shared on Facebook! I am in private practice after years in the school system. Lots of my little guys and girls are apraxic or have apraxic elements to their articulation. This book looks really useful. If I don’t win I’ll probably buy it anyway 😀

  6. wagnerslp says:

    Hi! I am an SLP in public schools in Alabama. It is really hard to find great materials for my apraxic students! I am always on the lookout for fun and meaningful activities. I have some real strugglers and this Super Duper book would really be a great resource to help me help my students! I follow you on Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook and have shared the giveaway on all three sites! Thanks for a great review! Helen

  7. Mandi b says:

    My 3 year old has severe apraxia, would love these for him 🙂 share don Facebook.

  8. kim says:

    I love the idea of integrating activity with our speech therapy for my son with CAS. Would love to win, follow you on FB and have shared on FB.

  9. Christa says:

    These look like super fun and just what a parent needs for practicing. Most SLPs we have worked with have decks of pictures at their disposal for their sessions but I’d spend hours & hours making my own for home practice or have to make a serious investment in such materials. Thanks for informing me of this product!

  10. Jennifer Asbury says:

    I have been looking at these for a while. They would be great to use for the PreK and Early Intervention kiddos that I see for speech therapy.

  11. hbrown8 says:

    These would be great for the kids that I work with. It is nice to have something for the parents to follow through after therapy as well.

  12. witness1615 says:

    my child has severe apraxia, but we are getting there!

  13. Cristine says:

    I am an SLP and I would love to use this product in my therapy sessions. I follow on FB.

  14. Danielle says:

    Would love this book for my son and to share with his Slps

  15. Michele says:

    I’m working with a student who is very motivated to improve her speech. I would love to add this resource to my collection of materials.

  16. l.carnino@comcast.net says:

    Would love this for my five year old son!!!

  17. Meagan Lawson says:

    I’m an SLP and I have several children on my caseload with apraxia who would greatly benefit from this book! These would be especially useful to send home as homework. I follow you on social media and shared this on facebook! Thanks for offering this great giveaway!

  18. Marja Wicks says:

    This would be really helpful in my practice! I see a lot of young children who have apraxic tendencies in their speech, and I’m always looking for new activities to do with them. Shared on Facebook!

  19. Kelly Lawson says:

    I shared this giveaway on facebook and follow you on there as well! This looks like a great resource for children with apraxia!

  20. Kristy says:

    I’m an SLP in a school system and would love to incorporate this book in to my therapy sessions and show it to other SLPs I work with. Some of us have recently been looking for some new materials for CAS. I will also share this link on FB

  21. Sharon Harkins says:

    This would be great for my pre-school students!

  22. Christine says:

    I would love to have this Say and Do Apraxia Fun Sheets Workbook to make speech sessions a little more fun for my 5 year old daughter. We’ve been working on her speech for 3 years, and although she has made strides, anything that might help her progress would be such a gift. I follow you on Twitter and always look forward to reading your posts. Thank you for sharing Jake’s Journey and helping us feel less alone.

  23. Jeanine says:

    My son was diagnosed with apraxia just before his third birthday – and the closest SLP was over 1000km away in another country! Not easy – but it opened my eyes to the fact that kids with apraxia and other learning difficulties have so much else going on than just what their diagnosis might suggest, and as parents there are so many ways that we can help them to achieve their full potential which is often masked behind their difficulties – including TLP for which I have since become a provider! We do now have 3 young graduate SLP’s in our city and I would love to be able to gift this give away to the one working who is now working with my son – I will also be sharing this on FB!

  24. G's mom says:

    would love these

  25. Tamara says:

    I’m an SLP that works with preschoolers and school aged children. This looks like a great resource! Shared on Facebook!

  26. Tommy Hammerbeck says:

    These would be great to use with our son to help promote new sounds!

  27. Heather P. says:

    I provide early intervention and ABA services for children. These would be a great resource for many of the kiddos I see weekly, many with speech disorders.

  28. Heather P. says:

    I work with children in Early Intervention as well as provide ABA services to a variety of children on the Autism Spectrum. This would be a great resource to incorporate into my daily sessions!

  29. Francie says:

    My son has apraxia. This workbook would be a great resource for us. Thank you for the chance to win it.

  30. Francie says:

    Followed Twin Speech and shared giveaway on fb.

  31. Cindy says:

    These would be awesome for my son who has apraxia who is starting a home therapy program.

    I shared on Facebook.

  32. Julie says:

    What an awesome idea! We would be more than grateful to have this book. After 8 years of therapy for our 10 year old daughter, she would love to mix it up 🙂

    1. Julie says:

      PS…I follow you on Pinterest and Facebook 🙂

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