Have you always wanted to learn Cycles for your

phonological kids?  

If so, this workshop is for YOU! 

Would you recommend this presentation to others?

Absolutely! Overall, realistic techniques to use in therapy.  So many workshops focus on theory and never get to the actual practice.

"This was the most useful and helpful workshop my county has sent me to in 10 years!!  I would recommend this to others.

"Yes!  Excellent--great handouts-very detailed-helps save us so much time!"

All of the information was AMAZING!!  I had always heard of Cycles, but had no idea how to start the process.  It seems so much more easier than I though and the results seem amazing!  Thank you for this information and all the handouts!

"Absolutely!  This is truly the 1st conference I've been to (I think EVER) that I was not drifting off to sleep.  I LOVED the "heavy text" handouts!  It is so hard to remember so much information and I will be able to study my handouts and keep learning even after the conference.  Thank you so much!"
"Yes!  Great presenter and research!"

"Yes, presenter was engaging and articulate.  I liked the pace of the workshop and the hands-on experience."



Cycles is a unique program for children that are unintelligible. Children that evidence high usage of phonological processes (i.e, use /t/ for /k/ sounds and /t/ for /s/ sounds) benefit greatly from this program.  In it, the clinicians are taught to target patterns of sounds rather than each individual sound in each place (initial, medial, final) and type of utterance word, phrase, sentence, conversation).  If you have a child that has 10 error sounds and you target each of these sounds in the above fashion (each place and utterance type), it would take you years to remediate their errors. In fact, that is what most clinicians do as they have never been taught there is a better way!

In Cycles you target patterns of sounds and you only target words, yet you see carryover to conversation!  No more needless drill at every level with every sound.  In fact, there are many sounds you can correct by only targeting a specific sound.  If you target /s/ in blends (/sm/, /sp/, /st/, /sn/ etc.) this generalizes to the following sounds/f, v, sh, ch, j, s, z/ without targeting those sounds individually. We were skeptical of this too, but it happens repeatedly!

With caseloads growing every year, this is a great way for SLP's to learn to treat these children effectively and quickly.  Most children can be dismissed in 12-18 months if they are seen two times a week, even if their speech is very hard to understand. 

What used to take us three or more years to correct now only takes
one year to complete! 

This program has been around for years, but many people do not understand it and we am committed to changing that. We use this program EVERYDAY and were self-taught because of all the children we knew that would benefit from it and it was the best thing we ever did. We strongly believe if others had a chance to learn it, they would use it too because it is so EASY, very structured, and the success you see with it is unparalleled to anything else we have used in practice. 

Please see the workshop agenda below for more details regarding the components of the seminar. 

Feel free to share it with anyone you think would be interested..  

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1)  Overview of Cycles:  Targeting Patterns vs. Individual Phonemes

      a)  Primary Patterns

      b)  Secondary Patterns

2)  Hodson Assessment of Phonological Processes-3 (HAPP-3)

      a)  Omissions vs. Class Deficiencies

      b)  Scoring Procedures

      c)  ACTIVITY: practice scoring and classifying one speech sample

3)  Determination of Targets using Cycles Guidelines and Organizational Chart (from above speech sample)

4)  Cycles--Examples

5)  Therapy Sessions

       a)  Components and actual therapy session design

       b)  Treatment materials

6)  Questions and Wrap-Up

Expected Educational Outcomes

  1.  Explain the difference between Cycles for Phonology and Traditional Articulation approaches.
  2. Describe and list the primary patterns targeted in the Cycles Approach.
  3. Design a Cycle based on the primary patterns using a transcript and the Cycles Guidelines.
  4. Implement Cycles with a child with phonological delay.


Staff Development Credit:  The North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech has a 30-hour CEU requirement every three years for each SLP with a state license. This would be a great way for SLPs to get a head start on obtaining these hours as you will receive 5.5 hours in one day!  

In addition, these hours would also count towards maintenance certification for ASHA of which 30 hours are also required every three years.

Documentation of hours for continuing education credit will be provided at the workshop. Participants MUST remain for the entire day to receive full credit. Partial credit will be awarded otherwise.

NOTE: These continuing maintenance hours (CMH) are NOT ASHA CEU?s.  However, the hours will count towards both certification maintenance and NC Board of Examiners continuing education requirement. You can find more information regarding acceptable activities for ASHA here:



Presenter Biography

Dawn Moore, M.A. CCC-SLP is the owner and founder of Expressions Speech & Language Center in Burlington, NC. She has 19 years of experience and practiced in the schools of North Carolina for 15 years as both a clinician and Lead SLP. She was recognized as a Teacher of Excellence at the NC Exceptional Children's Conference and began expanding into private practice in 2010, serving children 18 months to 14 years. She has supervised many SLPs and Speech Assistants she has employed as well as students in varying educational programs. Over the years, she has presented for various state speech conventions, county speech departments, and local Universities. She is currently in school pursuing her Clinical Doctorate and working on her certification as an Orofacial Myologist. 

Her main interests include articulation and phonological therapy, specifically /r/, using her own program Let's Hear It For /R/! and Barbara Hodson's Cycles for Phonology. She is a trained Orofacial Myologist working toward certification in this area which led to her interest in tethered oral tissues. The high incidence of un-diagnosed tethered tissues in her speech practice has shown the need for more research into the effects of tongue tie on speech. 

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