Shop Speechville Express Kaufman Kits
For nearly 10-years, the Kaufman Children's Center for Speech and Language Disorders (KCC) has been the leader in providing specialized apraxia of speech therapy in preschool and early elementary-aged children. The director of the KCC, Nancy R. Kaufman, M.A., CCC/SPL, has specialized in the preschool population for 25-years. She lectures locally and nationally on the subject of apraxia of speech in children and has earned awards for continuing education.
"The Kaufman Speech Praxis Treatment certainly can be used with any late-talking child." says developer Nancy Kaufman: "In fact, by employing these techniques, we can make a much clearer judgment as to whether there is an apraxia of speech in quite young children or whether we are merely looking at ‘neurological immaturity.'" The Kaufman approach assists children in attempting their best word approximations when they can't produce complete words. By teaching them that it is okay to say “wawa” for water, or “ba” for ball, or “nana” for banana, they come to understand how to say words that they may have been avoiding because they did not know how to simplify them. It is quite common for late-talking children, after being introduced to the Kaufman method, to move full steam ahead, developing more and more “approximated” vocabulary. Then, they move into full, clear vocabulary and begin to combine words independently without the need for continued therapy. If they do not move ahead rapidly, it would be appropriate to suspect that the child has apraxia.
Part of the Kaufman approach is the early establishment of a “core vocabulary,” consisting of a few simple, functional words like “mama,” “up,” “more,” and “me” that are practiced until they become part of your child's “motor memory.” Core words are put into a notebook that is practiced at home and incorporated into daily activities. The key to treatment is repetition so that the learning of new speech sounds becomes more automatic. There are kits explaining the Kaufman method that can be used by professionals or by parents at home.
THE KAUFMAN SPEECH PRAXIS TREATMENT KIT 1
Are you ready for the most effective picture collection and treatment manual
for children with apraxia of speech? This vibrant, exciting
picture library has successive word approximations written on the back of each
so that children who are late to talk can learn to speak!!
If the child cannot produce all of the phonemes in simple bisyllabics (C1
V1 C2 V2) the user is able to choose a variety of appropriate stimulus material
Item Price:$ 174.00
THE KAUFMAN SPEECH PRAXIS TREATMENT KIT 2
Kit II is the more complex treatment kit, with even more pictures, to include all other complex consonants in different combinations creating nouns and verbs. These serve as a way to move into more refinement and integration skills. This treatment material can be used by speech pathologists as well as parents. Kit II is for the child who is having most difficulties with complex consonants, in terms of producing and/or combining them to form words, phrases, and sentences. The consonants that are emphasized in Kit II are:
Kit II is a logical step for children who are doing well with Kit I. It is for the purpose of refining and further integrating motor-speech coordination. The Kit pictures are for the purpose of obtaining best word approximations toward target words. The child will do best when able to work at the level of "natural" play activities, once the speech-language pathologist or parent understands how to assist the child when whole words are too difficult.
Item Price:$ 199.00
Phone: (973) 390-7541
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Speechville Express is a resource for families, educators, and medical professionals, offering information about language development in children, helping those who care for toddlers and young children who are late talkers, and connecting you with others who have been down this road. Language disorders and communication impairments included are apraxia, stuttering, pervasive developmental disorder, dysarthria, and aphasia, among others.
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