Interventions for Speech Sound Disorders in Children

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A Lynn Williams, Sharynne McLeod, Rebecca J McCauley Australian author

  • Interventions for Speech Sound Disorders in Children

672 pages
ISBN: 9781598570182

With detailed discussion and invaluable video footage of 23 treatment interventions for speech sound disorders (SSDs) in children, this textbook and DVD set should be part of every speech-language pathologist's professional preparation. Focusing on children with functional or motor-based speech disorders from early childhood through the early elementary period, this textbook gives pre service SLPs critical analyses of a complete spectrum of evidence-based phonological and articulatory interventions.

This textbook fully prepares SLPs for practice with

  • a vivid inside look at intervention techniques in action through high-quality DVD clips
  • large and varied collection of intervention approaches with widespread use across ages, severity levels, and populations
  • proven interventions in three categories: direct speech production, broader contexts such as perceptual intervention, and speech movements
  • clear explanations of the evidence behind the approaches so SLPs can evaluate them accurately
  • contributions by well-known experts in SSDs from across the US, Canada, Australia, and the UK

An essential core text for pre-service SLPs; and an important professional resource for practising SLPs, early interventionists, and special educators; this book will help readers make the best intervention decisions for children with speech sound disorders.

Evidence-based intervention approaches—demonstrated in DVD clips—such as:

  • minimal pairs
  • perceptual intervention
  • core vocabulary
  • stimulability treatment
  • intervention for developmental dysarthria
  • the psycholinguistic approach

Table of Contents

Series Preface

Editorial Advisory Board

About the Editors


Foreword by Marc E. Fey


  1. Introduction to Interventions for Speech Sound Disorders in Children. A. Lynn Williams, Sharynne McLeod, & Rebecca J. McCauley

I: Direct Speech Production Interventions. A. Lynn Williams, Sharynne McLeod, & Rebecca J. McCauley

  1. Minimal Pair Intervention (DVD). Elise Baker
  2. Multiple Oppositions Intervention (DVD). A. Lynn Williams

- Appendix 3A: Example of a Multiple Oppositions Data Sheet

  1. Complexity Approaches to Intervention (DVD). Elise Baker & A. Lynn Williams
  2. Core Vocabulary Intervention (DVD). Barbara Dodd, Alison Holm, Sharon Crosbie, & Beth McIntosh
  3. The Cycles Phonological Remediation Approach. Raúl F. Prezas & Barbara Williams Hodson
  4. Nuffield Centre Dyspraxia Programme (DVD). Pam Williams & Hilary Stephens
  5. Stimulability Treatment. Adele W. Miccio & Al Lynn Williams

- Appendix 8A: Stimulability Probe

- Appendix 8B: Palindrome Generalization Probe

II: Speech Interventions in Broader Contexts. Sharynne McLeod, Rebecca J. McCauley, & A. Lynn Williams

  1. Psycholinguistic Intervention (DVD). Joy Stackhouse & Michelle Pascoe
  2. Metaphonological Intervention: Phonological Awareness Therapy (DVD). Anne Hesketh
  3. Computer-Based Interventions (DVD). Yvonne Wren, Sue Roulstone, & A. Lynn Williams
  4. Speech Perception Intervention (DVD). Susan Rvachew & Françoise Brosseau-Lapré
  5. Nonlinear Phonological Intervention (DVD). B. May Bernhardt, Karen D. Bopp, Bonnie Daudlin, Susan M. Edwards, & Susan E. Wastie
  6. Dynamic Systems and Whole Language Intervention. Paul R. Hoffman & Janet A. Norris
  7. Morphosyntax Intervention (DVD). Ann A. Tyler & Allison M. Haskill

- Appendix 15A. Morphosyntax Session Planning Worksheet

- Appendix 15B. Example Language Sample Script

  1. Naturalistic Intervention for Speech Intelligibility and Speech Accuracy (DVD). Stephen M. Camarata
  2. Parents and Children Together (PACT) Intervention. Caroline Bowen
  3. Enhanced Milieu Teaching with Phonological Emphasis for Children with Cleft Lip and Palate (DVD). Nancy J. Scherer & Ann P. Kaiser

- Appendix 18B. Sample Consonant Inventory

- Appendix 18A. Sample Analysis Sheet

  1. PROMPT: A Tactually Grounded Model. Deborah A. Hayden, Jennifer Eigen, Anne Walker, & Lisa Olsen
  2. Family-Friendly Intervention. Nicole Watts Pappas

III: Interventions for Achieving Speech Movements. Rebecca J. McCauley, Sharynne McLeod, & A. Lynn Williams

  1. Visual Feedback Therapy with Electropalatography. Fiona E. Gibbon & Sara E. Wood

- Appendix 21A. CLEFTNET Speech Word List

  1. Vowel Intervention (DVD). B. May Bernhardt, Joseph P. Stemberger, & Penelope Bacsfalvi
  2. Developmental Dysarthia Intervention (DVD). Megan M. Hodge
  3. Nonspeech Oral Motor Exercise (DVD). Heather M. Clark
  4. Interventions for Children with Speech Sound Disorders: Future Directions. Rebecca J. McCauley, A. Lynn Williams, & Sharynne McLeod


The International Phonetic Alphabet


"'A breath of fresh air ... well-written, inspiring, and informative. Each chapter beautifully summarises the literature covering each perspective on speech sound disorders ... and best of all, explicit direction is provided for the implementation of each approach. This book will spend more time open on my desk than on the bookshelf."
- Emma Filies, Speech Pathologist, Sydney South West Area Health Service, Australia

"This detailed reference book for students and clinicians is a ‘must buy’ for any paediatric speech and language therapy department. With 39 contributors from across the globe, it presents a wide range of interventions. Each is allocated its own chapter (which follows the same structure to enable critical comparison) and the evidence base is considered in great detail. It is well worth reading the introduction, and there are summary charts detailing the main components of each intervention. Old favourites such as minimal pair, metaphonological and psycholinguistic intervention are included, along with newer ones such as family-friendly and complexity intervention."
- Oonagh Reilly, Senior Lecturer at Birmingham City University and Honorary speech and language therapist in South Staffs PCT