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By Ken Bleile, PhD
March 12, 2021
Speech knowledge refers to how similar a treatment sound is compared to other sounds a child makes. If you select a treatment sound only slightly different from other sounds the child already produces, you are following a most knowledge method. If you…
By Ken Bleile, PhD
February 12, 2021
Treatment sounds are the speech elements (vowels, consonants, consonant clusters, syllables, prosody, etc.) through which a clinician facilitates speech change. Another (more widely used) word for treatment sound is treatment target. I prefer treatment…
By Ken Bleile, PhD
January 15, 2021
Knowledge of speech development is a foundation of speech treatment. To illustrate this relationship, suppose you determine that a child of 3 years has a speech sound disorder. Next, you might ask what I believe is the best question in our profession,…
By Lindsey R. Squires, PhD, CCC-SLP
December 18, 2020
Suppose you find yourself working with Spanish-English bilingual children who have SSDs. Perhaps you already have some familiarity with differences in phonology, but you want a brief summary for goals and treatment. Here are three key questions you’ll be…
By Ken Bleile, PhD
November 13, 2020
The topic of this blog is transcription. I suspect you may be thinking, “I don’t think that sounds very interesting.” When you finish the blog, I believe you will say, “Yup. Not very interesting.” However, I hope you also add (whether you say it aloud of…