Reduplicated Syllable Therapy also known as Phonotactic Therapy and Modified Cycles is the use of simple structures (CV = Consonant Vowel) to encourage speech and sound development in young children.
CVCV: bay bay
CVCVCV: bay bay bay
Children with significant phonological delays struggle with producing more than 1 syllable and their sound inventory is typically limited.
By introducing the CV
structures above, beginning with 1 syllable and increasing to 2 and 3 syllables, using sounds the child already produces, clinicians are
able to expand the child’s inventory through direct and indirect methods.
A full step-by-step program with baseline and treatment suggestions is available in our Teachers Pay Teachers store! This program is geared to 18 months and up for children not ready for a true phonological approach like Cycles. The simplicity of this program allows caregivers to practice in-between sessions for increased gains in speech and expressive language.
This course is offered for
2 hours of Certification Maintenance Units and can be offered alone or together with Cycles for Phonology or Let's Hear It For R!
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1) OVERVIEW: Why use CV structures to teach sounds?
2) Baseline development with early sounds (/b, d, h, m, n, p, t, w, j/).
3) Therapy Targets: Where to begin?
4) How to elicit structures at each level.
5) When to move to the next level.
- Identify children who may benefit from this method of treatment.
- Demonstrate ability to develop baseline for early sounds at 1, 2, or 3 syllable level.
- Understand and demonstrate how to elicit target structures.
- Demonstrate understanding of hierarchy and when to progress to the next level (2 or 3 syllables or CVC).
For more information regarding Phonotactic Therapy:
Velleman, S. L. (2002). Phonotactic therapy. In Seminars in Speech and Language (Vol. 23, No. 01, pp. 043-056).
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