by Marlene Schoenberg Ed. M, CCC-SLP

 

I have worked with a 5 year old boy with Apraxia for 3 years.  Each new sound took a long time to develop but the /k/ remained elusive.  The ASHA Leader toothbrush cover  (May 2018) sparked an “aha moment” for me!

I found a super hero toothbrush at the drugstore which captured this client’s imagination.  With cueing, he holds his tongue tip down with the back of the toothbrush. Now, he can consistently produce a series of accurate /k/ sounds. I call it “magic”. He calls it “Special Super Heroes.”

 

HP pic for blog