Kaufman Kit 2 uses familiar two and three-syllable words to target more complicated motor-speech movements and synthesis into initial and final word positions. The 285 visual referent cards were selected specifically to target and teach the syllable shapes that are the building blocks of speech for children to master in order to become effective vocal/verbal communicators. Treatment methods employ a systematic and progressive approach of simplifying word pronunciation patterns to shape and expand verbal expression and make communication easier for children with childhood apraxia of speech and other speech sound disorders.
This highly effective approach builds intelligibility through a hierarchy of successive "word shell" approximations based on the least physiological effort of target words. Each card breaks down the target word into a series of approximations based on the least physiological effort. The clinician is able to introduce more complex phoneme patterns as the child's ability improves, thus maintaining the child's ability to speak at his or her maximum level. These "word shells" provide a verbal avenue by which children communicate at their own skill level with success! Made in the USA.
About 15 minutes to complete a session.
Kaufman Workout Book - 2nd Edition: Developed as a follow up to Kaufman Kit 1 and Kaufman Kit 2, use the Workout Book’s engaging motor-speech coordination activities to quickly expand single words into functional phrases and sentences without taxing the motor system.
"The Kaufman cards are a great resource." – Speech-Language Pathologist (Dec. 2018)
"I like the Kaufman cards." – Speech-Language Pathologist (Aug. 2018)
"The Kaufman kits are great. I also love the Kaufman Speech to Language book." – Speech-Language Pathologist (Aug. 2018)
"I use the Kaufman cards and language approach to open syllables. It breaks down words nicely." – Speech-Language Pathologist (Sept. 2017)
"I definitely recommend the Kaufman Treatment Kits for preschoolers for sure." – Speech-Language Pathologist (June 2015)
"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." – Speech-Language Pathologist (June 2015)
"I have been using the Kaufman program for maybe 17 or so years. It's worth every dollar I spent on training and materials." – Speech-Language Pathologist (Aug. 2014)
"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!'" — Speech-Language Pathologist
"I work in the schools and my biggest success was the parents giving me the best compliments as they couldn't believe the success received with increased intelligibility...using these Kits! I can't thank you enough!" — Speech-Language Pathologist
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