The KSPT aids in the identification and treatment of CAS. It measures a child's imitative responses to the clinician, identifies where the speech system is breaking down, and points to a systematic course of treatment. Breakdowns in KSPT match the levels of treatment in the Kaufman Treatment Kits, allowing for a seamless transition to therapy.
Apraxia expert Nancy Kaufman discusses evaluation and treatment strategies for Childhood Apraxia of Speech. This presentation will include signs and symptoms of CAS, establishing motivation, shaping word approximations, implementing and fading cues, reinforcement strategies, data collection, scripting functional expressive language, coaching parents, and practicing skills in the natural environment.
Teach children to combine consonants and vowels to form words while controlling for speech motor coordination difficulty. Includes the syllable shapes children need to master to become effective vocal/verbal communicators.
Once a child has mastered the sounds in Kit 1, use Kit 2 to refine articulation and build intelligibility. Features familiar two and three-syllable words to target more complicated speech motor skills and synthesis into initial and final word positions.
Teach children to combine words to formulate expressive language. Outlines 16 specific speech motor coordination workouts. Each workout explains the targeted skill, describes how to perform the exercise, and specifies help to be offered to the child.
Playful, hands-on therapy tool! The cue cards direct the Mutt Family characters into action as children learn to formulate 2 and 3 word combinations. Includes simple bisyllabic words from Kit 1.
Engaging, structured therapy game to help children bridge speech motor coordination practice to expressive language. Reinforce simple nouns and teach production of verb-object and subject-verb-object phrases. Use with 1 to 6 players.