The speech tools targeted are: slow rate, full breath, pausing, stretchy speech, light contact, easy onset, and circumlocution.
This packet helps your students in identifying their speech into 1 of 3 levels: bumpy, using speech tools, or smooth.
There are visuals for the following types of disfluencies: repetition, block, interjection, prolongation, and circumlocution.
-Visuals: Please see the preview images for examples of these visuals. They are a great way for younger clients to visualize: 1) the level of fluency of their speech, 2) types of disfluencies, and 3) speech tools to improve their speech. I have included visuals with cars and without cars. This allows you to teach your clients (using the visuals with cars) and to have you students self-cue by driving their car along the appropriate mat. After the visuals are cards for how to perform each speech tool. These can be printed on the back of the visual mats if desired.
-Handouts: There is a total of 10, parent-friendly, carryover worksheets included! These detail 5 different speech tools and ideas for targeting them at home! In the handout section is also worksheets for you to use in therapy! There are great tools and visuals to help you teach your students how to effectively implement their speech tools! Includes pacing strips, pausing worksheets, easy onset slide visual and deep breathing visual.
-Informal Assessment Tools: There are 3 easy to print informal assessment tools. Two are pre/post measures and one is a more thorough fluency checklist.
-Word/Phrase/Sentence Strips: Use these with the visual mats (as described above). They cover the length of the mats (spacing the letters apart) as a cue for your students to slow down their speech. There are 24 strips for each level.
-Stuttering Myth vs Fact Cards: There are 17 cards and 1 blank card. Each has either a myth or fact about stuttering. They are great conversation starters!
-Relaxation Idea Half Sheets: 3 ideas for starting a therapy session relaxed!
-Self-Advocacy Situations Worksheet: Provides 7 situations. Great for students who need practice explaining their stutter to others!