Kaufman (K-SLP) Treatment Kit 1 & Articulation Storybooks - Basic Consonants





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Kaufman Treatment Kit 1 and Articulation Storybooks Set

Two great resources to build speech intelligibility. Kaufman Kit 1 targets the sounds /b, d, h, m, n, p, t, w/ to teach the simple syllable shapes that are the building blocks of speech. The Articulation Storybooks Set is the perfect resource for auditory bombardment or focused auditory input of basic consonants: /b, k, h, g, n, d, t, m, p/. Ages 2-10 years. Made in the USA.

Kaufman Treatment Kit 1 - Basic Level

Kaufman Kit 1 Basic Level

Teaches children to combine consonants and vowels to form words while controlling for speech motor coordination difficulty. Uses a systematic approach of simplifying word pronunciation patterns to make communication easier for children with apraxia and other speech sound disorders. Ages 2 to 8 years. Made in the USA.

  • Targets synthesis of /b, d, h, m, n, p, t, w/.
  • The 225 visual referent cards (5"x7") were selected specifically to teach the simple syllable shapes that are the building blocks of speech.
  • Builds intelligibility through a hierarchy of successive approximations based on natural phonological processes.
  • Teaches unique pivot syllables such as "ny" or "dle" which are not included in other apraxia treatment materials.
  • Includes a comprehensive manual (52 pages).

Articulation Storybooks - Speech Therapy

Articulation Storybooks Basic Consonants

These wonderfully illustrated, engaging storybooks highlight and repeat one sound in bold throughout the book. Provides many therapy options to reinforce learned sounds at the sentence level, improve phonological awareness, promote spontaneous speech, and teach language concepts. Set includes 9 storybooks. Ages 4 to 10 years. Made in the USA.

  • B – Bunny Bop
  • K – Katey the Kung fu Kangaroo
  • H – Hanna Hippo
  • G – Gooey Gum
  • N – Nifty Noodles
  • D – Danny Dragon
  • T – Timmy Turtle
  • M – Let's Make Music
  • P – Patty the Pink Pig

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Additional Combo Offers!

Kaufman Apraxia Therapy Combo

Implementation and Training:

Available is an optional 6-hour, in-depth online training course discussing the Kaufman Apraxia Methods. Offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs and presented by international apraxia expert, Nancy Kaufman, MA, CCC-SLP.

Kaufman Methods For Evaluation & Treatment Of Childhood Apraxia Of Speech

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What's Included

Kaufman (K-SLP) Treatment Kit 1 - Basic Level

  • 225 durable and engaging picture cards targeting the sounds: /b, d, h, m, n, p, t, w/.
  • Cards are 5"x7" with bright color illustrations on the front and phonemic approximations "word shells" on the reverse side.
  • Color-coded cards & dividers designed for easy organization.
  • Durable carrying case with handle for easy transport.
  • Instructional manual including:
    • Complete Evaluation Hierarchy
    • Complete Treatment Hierarchy
    • Cueing Techniques
    • IEP Goal-Writing Examples
    • General Treatment Considerations

Articulation Storybooks - Basic Consonants (9 books)

  • (b) Bunny Bop
  • (k) Katey the Kung fu Kangaroo
  • (h) Hanna Hippo
  • (g) Gooey Gum
  • (n) Nifty Noodles
  • (d) Danny Dragon
  • (t) Timmy Turtle
  • (m) Let's Make Music
  • (p) Patty the Pink Pig

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Kaufman Apraxia Therapy Kit 1

Articulation Storybooks

Target Audience

Kaufman Treatment Kit 1 – Basic Level

For SLPs working with children who are having difficulty with the production, synthesis, and/or sequencing of words with /b, d, h, m, n, p, t, w/. The visual referents are most appropriate for children ages 2-8.

Articulation Storybooks — Basic Consonants Set

For SLPs, Special Educators, Autism Specialists, and Literacy Specialists working with beginning readers on articulation, phonological awareness, speech sound disorders, language concepts and early literacy skills. Ages 4 to 10.


Since 1979, Nancy Kaufman, MA, CCC-SLP, has dedicated herself to establishing the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP), a treatment approach to help children become effective vocal communicators. The K-SLP has evolved over the years to include the most current research in childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), motor learning, and applied behavior analysis (ABA), and its methods and materials are used by speech-language pathologists worldwide. In addition, many ABA specialists have adopted the K-SLP for children with autism spectrum disorders.

Nancy lectures locally, nationally, and internationally on the subject of CAS and other speech sound disorders in children. Families from around the country and the world travel to the Kaufman Children's Center for Speech, Language, Sensory-Motor, and Autism Treatment, Inc (KCC) in West Bloomfield, Michigan to participate in intensive, specialized therapy programs. The KCC continues to grow, offering renowned speech, language, occupational therapy, sensory integration, and applied behavior analysis (ABA) center and home-based autism programs.

Nancy served as a member of the Professional Advisory Council for Apraxia Kids for 10 years. Currently, she serves on the board of visitors of Wayne State University's Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute for Child and Family Development and is the speech-language pathologist consultant for the Parish School and Carruth Center in Houston, Texas, and Suburban Speech Center in Short Hills, New Jersey.

Nancy has been honored by both of her alma maters: she received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Wayne State University in 2015 and the Outstanding Alumni Award from Michigan State University in 2010. She was awarded the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA) Distinguished Service Award in 2011 and the West Bloomfield Township Chamber of Commerce Community Excellence Business Person of the Year Award in 2015. She was also recognized by the Lawrence Technological University Leaders & Innovators program. The KCC has received MSHA's Clinical Service Award and Corp! Magazine's Best of Michigan Business Award. Nancy has three grown children and resides with her husband in West Bloomfield, Michigan.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Nancy Kaufman is a presenter of CE seminars sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives speaking fees.

Financial — Nancy Kaufman is a presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.

Financial — Nancy Kaufman is the Owner and Director of Kaufman Children's Center; ownership interests.

Financial — Nancy Kaufman is the author of treatment materials published by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.

Nonfinancial — Nancy Kaufman has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose. 

Lisa Popper, MA

Customer Reviews

"The Kaufman method outlines what to do for CAS and takes the guesswork out of treatment. My students love the colorful, fun, variety in the kit." – S.Q.

"It's so easy to follow the cues written on the back of each card in order to help our students. And they like the pictures." – A.M.

"The best Apraxia resource – hands down!" – C.Z.

"The cards are easy to use, organized, and have colorful pictures. My students like that they can show progress. They enjoy the pictures and how quickly they can go thru a series!" – C.E.

"My students like the familiarity and size of the cards. I like the systematic categories and the cueing targets on the back." – K.R.

"I use my Kaufman Kit every day." – K.S.

"I LOVE these materials! I use them all the time!!" – M.S.

"I like the ease of use of the kit in apraxia treatment. My students like the pictures." – A.K.

"I use Kaufman cards weekly in my practice." – P.L.

"One of my fave therapy tools!" – R.K.

"I use my Kaufman cards every day!" – K.E.

"The kit is so organized, and it's easy to know where to start and how/when to advance. The pictures are 'big' which helps to tape them on the wall when we play the flashlight game." – M.S.

"I work in the schools and my biggest success is parents giving me the best compliments as they couldn't believe the success with increased intelligibility using these Kits! I can't thank you enough!"

"I love Kit 1 – and have used it several times over the years with toddlers and preschoolers. I find it gives children so much success and confidence – and the parents just love it! It really 'unlocks' something that leads to a growth in vocabulary and communication skills!" 

"I work with children with Autism and they enjoy working with Kit 1. I have seen huge improvements in overall communication and intelligibility...just seeing their ability to communicate more effectively has been wonderful!"

"I use the Kaufman cards and language approach to open syllables. It breaks down words nicely."

"I definitely recommend the Kaufman Treatment Kits for preschoolers for sure."

"I have been using the Kaufman program for maybe 17 or so years. It's worth every dollar I have spent on training and materials." 

"My son is still on Kit 1, but he has made HUGE gains with the K-SLP methods. We purchased Kit 1 and Kit 2 for home use. He has gone from 35% accuracy to 100% on VCV in a very short time!" – Parent

"The Kaufman kits are great. I also love the Kaufman Speech to Language Workout Book."

"I have Kits 1 & 2 along with the Workout Book. I had a little guy who was starting with Kit 1 in August and we are into Kit 2 now. He loves the cards and the "puppy book", especially Moppy! He loves making up his own phrases with the cards. One of his sisters saw me at the store and she came up and hugged me and said 'Thank you for teaching my brother to talk! We can understand him now!'"

"I have the Basic & Advanced Kits, and they are both great. I use the Basic one the most as I work with primarily the Pre-K population."

"My son is still using Kit 1 with his SLP, and we also have a set at home to practice with. It has been such a great tool for him! He started therapy off at 2 & 1/2 years old and was essentially nonverbal. Now, he's three and has been making slow, but steady progress! He loves the cards!" Parent

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