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. 

CV: bay

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.

Learner Outcomes

  1. Identify children who may benefit from this method of treatment.
  2. Demonstrate ability to develop baseline for early sounds at 1, 2, or 3 syllable level. 
  3. Understand and demonstrate how to elicit target structures.
  4. 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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Be sure to visit our store Expressions Speech on Teachers Pay Teachers where you can download our FREE Cycles for Phonology Outline and the program Let's Hear It For R!

We also have a step-by-step guide for Reduplicated Syllable Therapy!