Kaufman Kit 1 teaches children to combine consonants and vowels to form words while controlling for oral-motor difficulty. The 225 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 Treatment Kit 2 - Advanced Level: Once a child has mastered the sounds in Kit 1, Kit 2 helps to refine intelligibility by addressing more complicated motor-speech movements and synthesis into initial and final word positions. This Kit sequences with /k, g, f, s, sh/ & blends /s, r, l/.
Kaufman Workout Book - 2nd Edition: Developed as a follow up to Kaufman Kit 1, 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.
Click here to read an in-depth Kaufman Kit 1 blog review — Tori (Jake's Journey with Apraxia) (Jan. 2015)
"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 love Kit 1 - and have used it several times over the years with toddlers and preschoolers. I find it gives them 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!" — Speech-Language Pathologist
"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 (vowel-consonant-vowel) in a very short time!" — Parent
"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!" — Speech-Language Pathologist
"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
"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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