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This resource provides large ‘busy’ pictures, featuring a particular phoneme in word initial position, Individual Phoneme Initial, for carrying out auditory input therapy, modelling, reinforcement and speech production work.
These approaches to treating speech sound delay and/or disorder fit the current requirements for evidence based practice.
Research carried out by Hodson and Paden (1991) argues that intensified, systematic exposure to multiple exemplars of phonological targets enables the child to monitor correct productions and motivates phonemic change.
Additionally, Ingram (1989) suggests that the acquisition of sounds is influenced by how frequently a child hears them. For example, /p/ /t/ and /b/ are early sound acquisitions in English as they are high frequency sounds in the English language; /v/ is an early sound acquisition in French children as this is a high frequency sound in the French language.
Thus, phonological change may occur by increasing the frequency of target sounds for the child to hear. Sound Loaded Scenes contains 28 busy and attractive pictures, which contain multiple exemplars of an individual phoneme initial in words.
Speech and Language Therapists will use them for auditory input therapy, practice and for consolidation work.
Teachers will find them useful for pupils who need additional support in identifying phonemes at the beginning of words.
Contents: The pack includes the following sounds: /p/, /b/, /d/, /g/, /k/c/, /f/, /v/, /s/, /sh/, /ch/, /j/, /l/, /r/, /z/ plus the clusters /s/, /l/, /r/.
Aim: to identify and establish correct production of individual phonemes at the beginning of words.
Age Level: Foundation Stage – KS2.
For more guidance on the ages by which children can pronounce individual consonants accurately see Caroline Bowen’s excellent website https://bit.ly/CB-Table4
Curriculum Targets: Letters and Sounds: P Scales: KS1 English.
Format: PDF file 40 pages: Available as a download, 18.6MB
Refrences: Hodson, B.W and Paden, E.P (1991). Targeting intelligible speech: A phonological approach to remediation.Texas: Pro-Ed.
Ingram, D. (1989). Phonological disability in children, London: Cole and Whurr.