Articulation Compensatory Strategies

Today Candra Grether shares an idea for targeting articulation with a high school student:

I wanted to share a worksheet I just made for a high school student with diagnoses that significantly impact articulation and therefore intelligibility. Who knows who might be looking for something like this so I thought I would share just in case.

The student is new to me this year but was doing pretty well in my room. At the annual IEP meeting the parent expressed wanting the student to stay in speech and I expressed that I felt “push-in” services would be a better fit so we could work on generalizing the student’s skills. The therapy definitely looks less direct than what it would look like in the speech room: I’ve been coming in the student’s smaller resource class, making observations and using visual cue cards with strategies on them as needed. The visual cues help but I wanted a way to give the student more feedback before leaving the room (as discreetly as possible because again, this is a high school student who isn’t as excited about speech as the younger ones tend to be).
I took the student in my room again recently so we could discuss a worksheet that I wanted to create. With the student’s help, the worksheet reviews their strategies that our many lovely JCPS SLPs have taught the student in the past in words the student understands (“overarticulation” means nothing to the student so per their input we went with “say sounds” in parentheses). After that I have an area to write down the data point I will be logging for that session (just two benchmarks) (or a note to say I didn’t take data that day for whatever reason); an area for observations where I am going to circle the strategies that were used well and the strategies that weren’t used that maybe would have been helpful; and finally, an area for notes.
I’ve attached the .pdf version of the worksheet that also contains a similar fluency worksheet and the editable version in PowerPoint as well as a similar PowerPoint for fluency.
 Thanks, Candra!
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3 thoughts on “Articulation Compensatory Strategies

  1. Christine Scally says:

    CANDRA!!
    This IS awesome—(I’ve all-capped the IS, because whatever nebulous version of this I was planning WAS very likely to remain a WILL BE SOMEDAY— but yours IS ALREADY. YAY!)

    I have an entire classroom at Waller that is working on a slight variation of this strategy set — I am going to trial it for the next grading period.

    I am also going to play with your editable copy to make a version of this where the students rate themselves (They are super un-self-aware, so they will be bad at it — but it’s a pet project of mine at Waller this year)
    FUN! This is like working with you again.

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