K&K Sign To Talk Verbs




Sale thru 10/31/19


Transition nonverbal children with autism to vocal communication!

K&K Sign to Talk Verbs is designed to transition nonverbal young children with autism from sign to vocal communication. For children who are not yet vocal imitators, this program helps to promote and shape spontaneous vocal language skills by providing a bridge from signing to vocal communication. This Kit includes a variety of common actions (verbs) that children frequently request and that double as excellent reinforcers. View word list. See "Additional Photos" below for sample card images.

This Kit contains 80 verb cards depicting 40 common actions. Each verb is featured on 2 unique photo cards to support concept generalization. Card front displays a high-quality photo of the target action. Reverse side displays the ASL sign and Kaufman progressive "word shell" approximations used to shape intelligible articulation. The accompanying 40-page manual fully explains this approach. A must-have resource for any verbal behavior program! Ages 2 to 12. Made in the USA.

Program Highlights:

  • Motivates for spontaneous requesting through sign.
  • Each verb is featured on 2 unique photo cards to support concept generalization.
  • Shapes articulation with Kaufman “word shells” to provide a foundation for functional, intelligible speech.
  • Supports a language acquisition program.
  • Teaches labeling and receptive identification.
  • Increases length of vocal utterance.
  • Serves as a sign language dictionary for words highly motivating to children.
  • Includes common verbs that are relevant and motivate children for spontaneous communication. View word list >

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Save $65: Combine with the K&K Nouns Kit!

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What's Included

  • 80 cards depicting 40 common actions that children frequently request.View word list.
  • Each action/verb is shown on two cards using unique photos.
    • Card front depicts the target verb in a glossy, color photo.
    • Card back describes the ASL sign and lists Kaufman "word shell" approximations.
  • Carry box with dividers to alphabetize the cards.
  • Comprehensive 40-page manual.
  • Features high quality, up-to-date color photos.
  • Cards are 5"x7".

Target Audience

Speech-Language Pathologists, Behavior Analysts, and Autism Specialists working with nonverbal young children with ASD or other developmental disabilities. Most appropriate for young children who are not yet vocal imitators. This program will provide a bridge from signing to vocal communication. Ages 2 - 12 years.


Tamara S. Kasper, MS, CCC-SLP, BCBA, is a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist who has treated children with challenging behavior since 1990, specializing in children with autism since 1995. Tamara's commitment to the children she serves led her to pursue treatment methods outside the field of Speech-Language Pathology. She has advanced training in Nancy Kaufman's strategies for apraxia of speech and partnered with Nancy to create The K&K Sign to Talk Materials. She has advanced training in Applied Behavior Analysis/Applied Verbal Behavior and under the mentorship of renowned Behavior Analyst Dr. Vincent Carbone and his protégé she became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Tamara is a frequently invited international lecturer, enthusiastically sharing intervention techniques that build functional verbal behavior, social communication skills and combine social skills training with physical training. She has lectured and treated individuals across the United States and Canada as well as in Ethiopia, Senegal, Greece, Germany, England, Ireland, and other countries. She is a past recipient of WISHA's Clinical Achievement Award. Tamara directs The Center for Autism Treatment near Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Tamara Kasper is a presenter of online CEU courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services receives royalty payments.

Financial — Tamara Kasper is an author of treatment materials published by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.

Financial — Tamara Kasper is Owner and Director of The Center for Autism Treatment; ownership interests.

Financial — Tamara Kasper is an author of treatment materials that are self-published; receives royalty payments.

Nonfinancial — Tamara Kasper is a student mentor with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; receives no compensation.

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 for Speech, Language, Sensory-Motor, and Social Connections, Inc; ownership interests.

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

Financial — Nancy Kaufman is the author of treatment materials that are self-published; Northern Speech purchases and distributes these products.

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

Customer Reviews

"I recommend the K&K Sign to Talk Verbs. It has real pictures and has 2 pictures for each verb. It also shows the sign language for the verb in the back. I have used it with children with autism." – Ann D., SLP (Feb. 2018)

"I use the verbs with so many different kids!" SLP (Feb. 2018)

"The Sign to Talk kits are my favorite!" – Jennifer F.H., SLP (Sept. 2016)

"I use the K&K Sign To Talk Nouns & Verbs kits all of the time! The Verbs kit has some good action pictures, and it includes a variety of people which makes it easy to target he/she/they pronouns. You can do so much with both the Nouns & Verbs kits! Shannon F.H., SLP (Sept. 2016)

"Great product. I have this set and my staff loves them." SLP (Apr. 2016)

"I have enjoyed using the K&K Sign to Talk Kits. They are part of my daily routine with my students on the autism spectrum."SLP (Mar. 2016)

"I work with children who have expressive language disorders due to a variety of diagnoses, and these materials are a useful tool to help families learn how sign facilitates spoken language development."SLP (Mar. 2016)

"I find I use the cards with most of my preschool caseload for different reasons. The pictures are beautiful and the info on the back of the card is wonderful to have as a quick reminder."SLP (Sept. 2015)

"I have the Sign To Talk Noun & Verb cards, and they are great." – SLP (June 2015)

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