I was introduced to the amazing resource Sound Concepts in Phonology (SCIP) in my first year as a sole therapist in the Australian outback and have recommended it ever since. I will never forget trying a new phonological therapy approach (maximal oppositions) with a child who could only produce ‘g’, and 6 months later have EVERY sound including blends in his repertoire – and it was all because of SCIP!
Why I love it:
- It’s an evidence-based program for treating phonological disorders. I can read up on the right approach for my kids and know that I have research backing my clinical decisions.
- It contains four different phonological approaches; minimal pairs, maximal oppositions, empty set and multiple oppositions.
- Very quick and easy to choose target sounds with pictures for therapy – which means you don’t have to sit and think up pairs by yourself.
- I like that the program takes data, can be ‘played’ on the computer by kids and has video tutorials so I can see how to deliver the therapy.
How do I use it?
- I print off the target word sets on coloured paper as homework cards for my kids with mild-severe phonological disorders.
- I have laminated and bound my own set of typical minimal pairs cards so that I can use them on the go (I have a set for fronting/backing, gliding, cluster reduction and voicing).
- You can save the pictures as a pdf file – I have created lots of great phonological therapy Powerpoints for families so that it is a colourful alternative to typical speech cards (click here to view a presentation that I have made using this program).
Where to buy?
I bought mine at a 50% off sale on Super Duper Publications. What a bargain!
NOTE: These resources are ones that I personally use and love because they are small, lightweight and portable for a traveling SLP… and they can be used in many different applications!