Oral Mech DDK Rates Pack for Speech Therapy


Eliciting DDK as part of your oral mech exam can be tricky, particularly for younger children. They may need help understanding the task. Feel confident in your administration and assessment with our Oral Mech DDK Rates Pack.
Based on the normative data, this product will help you elicit, record, and explain DDK rates as part of your speech and oral motor evaluation. Suitable for children 2 to 13 years, this pack includes visual supports for administration, clinician instructions, a record sheet, and norms to compare your clients’ performance to. Feel confident using DDK rates as part of your assessment battery!


Do you ever struggle to elicit diadochokinetic (DDK) rates with your students? Either THEY have a hard time understanding what they are expected to do, or YOU just don’t feel confident that you’re administering it correctly?

This easy-to-understand packet is based on the norms from Robbins and Klee (1987) study and Fletcher (1972) to help you elicit, record, and explain DDK rates as part of your speech oral motor evaluation.

Download this resource if you want to be able to:
❶ — Understand the different methods of obtaining DDK rates in the 2-to-6-year old, and 6-to-13-year-old population
❷ — Have a simple set of instructions on what to say to your students
❸ — Use a record sheet that includes norms
❹ — Have the option to use visuals to help your students understand what they have to do

This product is part of a discounted SPEECH CHART BUNDLE of high-quality charts, posters, and infographics

✅ — DDK syllable rates chart based on the Robbins & Klee (1987) study for 2-to-6-year olds.
✅ — DDK syllable rates chart based on the Fletcher (1972) study for 6-to-13-year olds.
✅ — A record form for each set of norms.
✅ — Instructions on how to administer each set of norms.
✅ — Cards for both age groups if they require visual prompts.

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What SLP’s like you are saying: 

❝ Easy to use even with Distance Learning.❞

❝ Love this product – there’s nothing out there like it!❞

❝ So easy to use- I printed/ laminated a copy for my assessment pack. So useful when providing parent education.❞

❝ A great resource, clear instructions for how to use with different age groups.❞

This is a digital file and is licensed for one person to use. Upon purchase, you will receive a link to download the product. Printing and assembly of the product may be required. For more information about single-person use, please refer to our Terms of Use.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rebecca Reinking is an SLP who works privately with children who have speech sound disorders. She has a particular interest in phonological interventions and strives to connect and collaborate with speech scientists to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice.

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