Stimulability approach focuses on increasing the child’s phonetic inventory using visual speech sound cue cards and hand motions. Sounds are taught in isolation or CV context.
Young children (2-4 yo) who are not stimulable for consonant sounds. Additionally, the approach has been effective with older children with characteristics of CAS, as well as children with speech sound disorders of known origin and speech delay-otits media with effusion.
Focus to increase the child’s phonetic inventory using visual speech sound cue cards and hand motions. Sounds are taught in isolation or CV context.
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45-50 minute sessions once or twice per week for no longer than 12 weeks.
Miccio, A.W. & Williams, A.L. (2021). Stimulability Approach. In A.L. Williams, S. McLeod, & R. J. McCauley (Eds.) Interventions for Speech Sound Disorders in Children (2nd ed., pp. 91–110). essay, Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.
Miccio, A. W., & Elbert, M. (1996). Enhancing stimulability: A treatment program. Journal of Communication Disorders, 29(4), 335–351. https://doi.org/10.1016/0021-9924(96)00016-0