Marshalla Guide: A Topical Anthology of Speech Movement Techniques

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Pam Marshalla

  • Marshalla Guide
  • Marshalla Guide
    Resource for professional or student speech-language pathologists who want more information about developing the delicate motor coordination of expressive speech.

500 pages
Age Range: 2+
ISBN: 9780979174957

The Marshalla Guide imparts to professional speech-language pathologists a great understanding of the art of speech pathology and empowers them with countless strategies and approaches which can be immediately employed with their current speech clients. The book describes, categorises, and sets into historic perspective reported methods of speech movement training in clients with articulation and motor speech disorders in light of modern research. It is designed as a resource for professional or student speech-language pathologists who want more information about developing the delicate motor coordination of expressive speech. The methods of this manual are applicable to any client regardless of the cause or severity of his speech impairment, and no matter his chronological age, intellectual level, language background, or neuromuscular status.

Every type of speech movement is discussed in this guide, from how to stimulate voice in a client who is non-vocal, to getting the tongue into position for a correct /r/. The manual contains a vast amount of information from a wide variety of resources. Methods stretch way beyond those usually covered in articulation, phonology, and motor speech texts. That is because The Marshalla Guide digs deeply into the chronological record of the way speech movements have been taught by practising clinicians throughout the ages. The background information within each chapter can be read for a comprehensive perspective about themes in speech movement training, or the methods sections can be studied individually to learn precise therapy techniques.

The material of The Marshalla Guide has been organised into three parts. Part One describes traditional approaches. Its chapters describe classic methods that are used with every client no matter the etiology or severity of the articulation or motor speech disorder. Part Two is called “Speech is Movement.” It presents a broad array of methods designed to stimulate better jaw, lip, and tongue movements for clients who cannot imitate mature phonemes on demand. Part Three concerns the teaching of phonemes and metaphonological foundations for any type of client. These chapters contain a catalogue of methods for teaching every consonant, vowel, and diphthong of Standard North American English.

This monstrous book (500 pages) is organised by topic, fully indexed and arranged for easy reference. It includes a cornucopia of ideas from a vast array of resources, both clinical and research-based. The Marshalla Guide includes nearly 500 references as well as a supplemental bibliography of nearly equal length. Research summaries are present throughout the manual to support ideas for the evidence-based practice, yet this volume also represents what clinicians do despite serious gaps in research.

Table of Contents

I. Traditional Approaches

1.Traditional Articulation and Motor Speech Training

2.Helping Clients Who Mumble and Slur

3.Making Speech Units Salient

4.Using the Ear to Teach Speech Movements

5.Teaching Speech Movements with Cues

6.The Motokinesthetic Method

7.Encouraging Breath Support

8.Balancing Oral and Nasal Resonance

9.Traditional Speech Movement Techniques

II. Speech is Movement

10.Principles of Movement Development

11.Encouraging Jaw Oscillation for the CV

12.Facilitating Lip and Cheek Movement

13.Facilitating Tongue Movements

14.The Critical Role of Oral Stability

15.Oral Perception and Speech Movement Learning

16.Normalizing Oral-Tactile Sensitivity

17.The Speech Reflexes

18.Eating, Swallowing, and Orofacial Myofunctional Methods

19.The Tools of Speech Movement Training

III. Vowels, Consonants, and Metaphonological Foundations

21.Foundational Pre-speech Platforms

22.Teaching Vowels and Diphthongs

23.Stimulating the Stop Consonants

24.Stimulating the Nasal Consonants

25.Stimulating the Glide Consonants

26.Stimulating the Fricated Consonants

27.Low Cognition and Intelligibility

"Holy Smokes! I am blown away by this book. It is phenomenal! This book is the culmination of Pam Marshalla's life work and it shows. It seems to me that Pam has covered how to treat every possible speech or oral motor problem you could ever come across. This book is packed full of amazing therapy tricks, tips, and techniques that are sure to get your client un-stuck in a hurry. I especially love the part where she goes through each sound in the English language and gives MANY strategies for how to elicit and teach each one. She also goes into this level of detail for every other motor speech and oral motor problem you might encounter. I just love the depth and breadth of therapy ideas presented in this book. I am sure that this book will soon be a required text for all speech-language pathology students and I don't think it will be long before you also see it on every bookshelf of every speech-language professional around the world. It is truly that amazing and I am thrilled to be able to share it with all of you!"
- Carrie Clark, CCC-SLP, Founder of SLP Solution  read the full review

"Pretty much anything related to speech and articulation is included. Like most things in our field, the book can’t give you the exact answer to a lot of topics, but I appreciate that Marshalla has shared differing opinions and the research behind the opinions expressed. It’s filled with specific activities for some topics and historical explanations for others. It’s the practical therapy manual you usually love paired with the historical context and full citation list you’re used to in a textbook. You’ll want this for your bookshelf."
- Jenna Rayburn Kirk, MA, CCC-CLP, Speech Room News  read the full review