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.
“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.
Shanda Gaunt, M.S. CCC-SLP
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